A Good Rule To Know

My son Alex told me that at school last week, he had to write a safety rule on a star shaped piece of paper, and that the teacher then put all the stars on the wall . . . he also said that most kids copied rules from the movie that inspired this lesson . . . Captain Buckle, a police officer, reminded the students to "always go places with a buddy" and "look both ways when you cross the street"-- but Alex was proud that he thought of an original rule-- a rule Captain Buckle did not mention . . . a rule his father taught him . . . and so his star on the wall reminds people of something very important: "no metal in the microwave."

4 comments:

rob said...

did you talk about the 'no tying gasoline-soaked rags to a box fan and lighting them on fire while turning the fan on'? with the little-known 'unless you've been drinking for a long, long time' codicil?

Donna said...

hey Dave,

I meant to ask you a question long ago about your book list of 105...something made me think of it today...do you have a particular version of the bible you recommend? curious--do you know this year marks the 400th anniversary of the King James translation?

Dave said...

i think the one i read is called the "new revised" version . . . with some apocrypha. it's always good to spice things up with some apocrypha.

or an incendiary fan . . .

Melanie said...

Since Alex is an expert on microwave safety, let him know that a hard boiled egg should not be put in the microwave either. We were at a hotel "free breakfast" in the spring and we watched a kid cut into a hard boiled egg post microwave. It EXPLODED with a huge pop and there was hot egg all over the place. Tell Alex!

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