Please tell me the meaning of "throw a pallet at her" in this context:

Teachers might be using the Unit Organizer and the course map and starting to see kids that normally don’t respond, responding. Even with that, they’ll use it for a while and then stop using it because they need a lot of support or because they’re very busy at home, and eventually they revert to the old way of take out your book and let me do round-robin reading. Then they become angry because I suspect they know that’s not what they really want to be doing. And here comes Jean Clark and I’m going to throw a pallet at her.


I think, from the context, that this does means literally, as opposed to being an idiom:

Throw (propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand) a pallet (a flat wooden structure that heavy goods are put onto so that they can be moved using a fork-lift truck) at Jean Clark.


Do you have the source? The final line seems out of place.

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  • books.google.com/… – laugh salutes Monica C Jun 10 '19 at 12:49
  • Potentially pallet is a metaphor here, but I still couldn't say for certain. – Bee Jun 10 '19 at 12:52
  • Without the context, we cannot rule out the possibility that the author misspelled "palette", as in painting. Most elementary school teachers work with "palettes" for mixing paint occasionally; few elementary school teachers work in warehouses with "pallets". – Jasper Jul 13 '19 at 4:06

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