Monday, January 16, 2012

Why Johnny Needs to be in School More

We were on a cruise over the New Year's weekend and into the first week in January. While there were mostly older couples and families with pre-school-aged children, there were also a number of families with children who were obviously missing a few days of school.

One evening I was sitting in the ship library reading when three teenagers -- two girls and a boy -- came in and started talking. One of the girls said, "I don't get this. How come took two days to get to Florida but only one day to get to the Bahamas? That's out of the country!"

To which the boy responded, "I don't know. I'm not very good at history."

Class? Cruise? Which one do you think would better benefit these future burger-dining facilitators?

1 comment:

  1. Good thing they weren't going to the moon, instead of Florida - it's much closer, right? I mean, you can SEE the moon from your back yard!

    I remain,
    Eric L. Sofer
    The Silver Age Fogey