Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It's COOL to be cool ; )

Yesterday I made a total of 10 trips to 3 different schools. Somebody forgot their binder, had to take someone else a permission slip, yet another had driver's ed practice after school . . . yadda yadda yadda. I am an overworked, underpaid chauffeur. Unless you count all the fringe benefits that go along with the job, all those "lovely intangibles". . . : )

One of the things I noticed while out upon my adventures was rather a curious phenomenon . . . a large percentage of the kids at the middle school and high school seem to think that it's summer. Apparently it's real cool to be . . cold. Or to pretend that it's not cold. . . Or to make like you're so tough that you're just not affected by the sub-zero temperatures. I haven't quite figured it out. Are they all trying to hold up some sort of juvenile 'superhero complex', no doubt brought on by the constant barrage of video game propaganda? Who knows. . .

Back when I was a kid, we did a lot of crazy things, but we never intentionally froze ourselves.

It's sort of amusing really, to watch the kid down the street walk past your house with his backpack, shivering in a tee shirt, trying to look warm. . . . Ya just gotta smile. I tell you what.

It's like my 12 year old son says on occasion. . . Kids these days. : )

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