Drabble by Kevin Fagan for January 22, 2017
Ralph: OK, what's your next math problem? 9x8=? That's easy! 9x8=76! Patrick: Ha ha ha! That isn't right! I can't believe you missed that! Ha ha! Ralph: I know it's not right, son... I got it wrong on purpose to teach you an important lesson. I answered all the other problems correctly and you never said a word... But when I got one wrong, you laughed and called attention to it! Remember, son, this world will not always appreciate the things you do right, but it will always point out the things you get wrong! Never be discouraged by criticism! Patrick: Thanks, dad! Ralph: 9x8 is not 76?? June: No, but that was a fine save!