Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Cure for Youthful Exuberance

Unruly children are the bane of many an adult. Where an adult sees challenges that must be dealt with in a sober manner, a child often sees an entertainment opportunity. There is a cure for this disparity of viewpoints, however. With a little ingenuity, there may even be some profit.

For example, the next time you see a youth using a cat to whitewash a building, stop him immediately. Lecture the child sternly and take the poor animal from him. Find a safe place for the creature. At your next show, display it as a rare albino racoon (for a fee, of course).

This will teach the youth a valuable lesson – never paint a cat without a marketing plan.

There are many more ways in which you can turn mischief-makers into useful citizens – as drink caddies, poker chip manufacturers, card sorters and lookouts, to name a few. Merely show them how much one can gain from a constructive activity, and reap the benefits.

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