Thursday, May 6

nail on the head

so i was watching a kid's show with mandolin today. A little girl and a little boy were building a toy airplane and couldn't get it to work. the little boy kept insisting that he'd read all the instructions and used all the parts, but it wouldn't work. the little girl went and looked at the box and found a rubberband in it and the boy said "well, maybe i didn't read the instructions, and i thought i used all the important parts. it should work, i don't know why it won't work." the little girl then reads the instructions and uses the discarded rubberband to get the plane to work. the little boy then makes the plane fly and gets an award from the teacher for making the plane fly.

i wasn't sure if the cartoon was stereotyping or just playing out a scene from reality.

5 comments:

sparky said...

well see jilly here's how it is . The little boy was smart enough to play kinda dumb and get the girl to read the directions. Of course at that point the boy takes the plane back and sends it aloft knowing full well he will get the attention and credit for putting the plane together and making it fly.
Now , a really smart boy will point out the role the young lady played in the entire endeavor or even better give her all the credit. he knows there will be future rewards from such a selfless act . the girl of course will be gushing with all the attention and will dearly love the boy for what he's done.

emma said...

It works just the opposite with my husband and me. I HATE reading directions, and he insists upon it. Maybe it's because at one point in his life he wrote owner's manuals for an electronics manufacturer

jon0301astabron said...
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emma said...

we've been getting a lot of odd spam in here lately

UrbanStarGazer said...

Yikes! That's an awful lesson to be showing kids. I hope there was something which let them know this was not appropriate behavior . . . though, in my experience, it is reality.