Kids making excuses for unsatisfactory school performance already? Why, it's only October!
My child recently uttered these words, and the only thing that kept me from shaking her like a love child in the projects was the understanding that I said the same words once and I was not shaken.
After a tough day at school she says to me, "I'm not going to need to know about physics in real life, so what's the big deal?"
"You don't know that now, and there is a terrific likelihood that you will need it."
"I can't." So I shook her.
Now, I want to thank these kids from the wrong side of town, whose video I've since reviewed, and now may use to educate my child with practical examples instead of shaking.
Bowling Ball Freak Accident, it's called. It's freakish that a bowling ball would land on your car after you drive in front of it.
I enjoy watching how it collectively dawns on the children that they fucked up against all odds. I love watching the dim notion play across their faces that the word unanimous is not a synonym for wise.
"Hey man, who woulda thought 10 people can all be wrong?"
My rule of thumb is this. If it takes more than 3 people before you find someone who thinks throwing a bowling ball up a ramp at 40mph may have some negative outcomes, then you are hanging with the wrong crowd.
The idea is so poorly thought out, I'm beginning to think that they are some of the most skilled professionals I've ever seen and made this rough basement video to teach the lessons of life to youth like my daughter.
I ask her, "How much money do you think the insurance company will pay for the claim, 'I didn't know a lot about physics?'"
I'm not asking her to be McGyver, just somebody who can think her way out of avoiding a bowling ball through the roof of her car. Get an "A" in that, and then we'll discuss the fine points.