Mr. Burke: Here's a writing assignment you'll enjoy: "Thirty things to do before I'm 30"
Girl: Is Mr. Burke having a mid-life crisis?
Frazz: No, but here's your chance to give him one.
Make the list now and you’ll have one less excuse when you do turn 29.
Great idea, Frazz. (Heavy sarcasm)
Yeah, right. Prepubescent children are barely capable of conceiving of their personal life past their next birthday, much less decades in to the future. I’m sensing a heavy-handed set-up for more of Mallett’s faux-“deepness”.
1) Avoid making lists…darn! :)
Well, for me, it means rounding off my jacket collection to 30 pieces by the time I hit 30. (It stands at eleven sleeved of which six are leathers and two are denims, and eight sleeveless of which two are denims.)
Mid life? at 30? I guess that means life is over at 60.
Yes, a funny tag line, give hm the condition.
I would have had a hard time coming up with 30 things to do.
(1) Write down numbers 1-30 on a piece of paper.(2) Stare at numbers 3-30.
It’s a wonderful assignment! It’ll cause the nine-year-olds to let their imaginations soar. They have been exposed to a lot by the time they reach that age. Their goals could be from the mundane: (teach my baby brother the alphabet, or how to tie his shoes) to the fantastic: (be among the first to make a roundtrip flight to Mars). Afterwards, sharing their papers could lead to stimulating discussions where a lot of learning could take place.
Good on ya, Mr. Burke!
That’s actually reasonable. OK.
Good thing Mallet doesn’t need your pass to function or he would have been removed a long time ago.
July 31, 2013