I got the idea from BusyDad when sharing a story with him about stupid things kids do. He made a really interesting observation...wouldn't that make an interesting blog post. You know...it would.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Stories From Youth - Part 1
Back in high school, I really was a geek. I loved science and math. Only the truly geeky really signed up for things like "The Science Olympiad." I jumped at the chance!
best and the brightest geeks from my school participated in a one day olympiad that featured many interesting competitions in many science disciplines. I seemed to excel in events that were multi-disciplined and required a certain amount of coordination.
But this isn't why I'm writing this. You see the reason I am sharing this with you is to teach you that while a teenager maybe capable of getting straight A's in school, scoring nearly a perfect score on both the SAT and the ACT, a teenage boy is, in the end, still just a teenage boy.
A member of our team and a future top 10 graduate demonstrated to the entire group just to what level of stupidity any teenage boy is capable of reaching. In a moment of sheer boredom, he whips open a pixie stick that he had in his bag, tears off the end and empties the contents into a pile on the tray attached to the stadium seats, grabs a card from his wallet and proceeds to turn the pile of sugar and citric acid in to long lines.
Yes folks, this future All-American scholar snorted the contents of his pixie stick up his nose.
After several minutes of shaking and his eyes producing copious amounts of tears - he gains control and says to the people around him "Oh crap, that burns."
Never underestimate the level of stupidity that can be reached by any teenage boy.