As I mentioned early last week, I was at the New York State FFA Convention where I was helping ensure that our Career Development Events went off without a hitch! Unfortunately, one night, I knelt down to talk with a CDE coordinator in the darkened auditorium and when I went to stand back up I realized that I had chosen the one spot in the auditorium that had gum on the floor! Talk about a sticky situation. To make matters worse, I was wearing a brand new pair of dress pants. I was left wondering how on earth I was going to salvage the pants so they’d see another day of wear.
So here’s my tip as we head into our finals weeks which will be followed by a week of celebration for all of us seniors who made it through. If you ever wake up the day after a great party or accidentally sit in gum on a picnic, the way to get that gum off is to get an ice cube (as soon as possible) and rub it on the gum area gently so it solidifies the offending substance. Then you can easily chip away at it (gloves will make it a little less disgusting) and wash the article of clothing. Voila! Your clothes are as good as new!
Aside from this one incident, my week at the New York State FFA Convention was a phenomenal experience where I was blessed to serve the current state officers and members by ensuring every student had a positive convention experience! I’m excited to share some of my adventures from the week with all of you but as I’m sure you can guess, missing a week of classes right before finals means that I’m drastically behind and need to focus on ensuring I’m prepared for my last finals week at Cornell! I’ll be sure to write again soon!