Sunday, May 14, 2006

Why have rules if you make exceptions?

That's my cousin's cute kid throwing leaves at me last fall.

Recently he and his sister were taken to the Ohio Caverns to explore the caves. At the start of the walk, the cave tour guide was explaining to everyone that "we have to be careful not to touch anything in the cave." This brilliant kid quickly raised his hand and pointed out that his feet were touching the cave and he couldn't NOT touch anything. The tour guide agreed and amended the rules to allow for feet to touch the cave.

A ways into the walk the group spotted a bat and the tour guide stopped to talk about it. The kid once again raised his hand and made a brilliant observation. "The bat is touching the cave. He's not supposed to be touching the cave."

Yep. He belongs to our family.

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