An elementary school teacher is going viral after sharing a hilarious misunderstanding between her and her class.
Shannon Maxey, who, according to BuzzFeed, is a third-grade teacher in Florida, shared the mix-up in a Facebook post on Feb. 5. In it, she recounts a recent conversation with a student about her morning routine, which involves drinking a cup of coffee that she sweetens with vanilla almond syrup.
“Student: ‘Mrs. Maxey, I gotta ask you a question, but I have to whisper and you can’t get mad …Why do you keep liquor by your coffee maker?’” Maxey’s post begins.
“Me: “Girl that is vanilla syrup for my coffee! You thought I’ve just had liquor out all year?!’” she adds, before explaining how the confusing conversation played out.
Maxey goes on to explain that she confronted her entire class about the syrup — and it turns out, they thought the same thing.
“After I forced them to tell me what they thought it was they said, ‘We just thought you put beer in your coffee every day,’” Maxey wrote.
The teacher told BuzzFeed that the reveal explained other behavior from her students, which she’d previously found strange.
“In hindsight, every time I would go in for a second cup — which wasn’t every day — the kids would say, ‘Dang Mrs. Maxey, you’re having MORE coffee?!’” she said.
Maxey ultimately set her students straight and her story has since gone viral, earning more than 27,000 shares on Facebook.
The teacher told BuzzFeed she. was “so flabbergasted” that the kids didn’t confront her earlier, but she also joked in her post that she was proud of the way they class handled their suspicions.
“At least I didn’t raise a class of snitches — no one told their parents or admin that Mrs. Maxey was getting lit every morning while teaching,” she wrote.