Let’s face it, summer has come and gone. It’s back to school time and, as always, with it comes the abruption of routines that one may have garnered over the summer season. So, it may be argued that back to school is just another way of talking about change. This got me thinking…
Has anyone tried to analyze what this yearly change actually means? Does it even make sense? Is this “back to school” thing even a good idea? Like all good questions, this inquiry must be answered by making a pros and cons list.
It’s a well-known fact that all of history’s biggest problems were solved by the listing of the pros and cons.
Man once pondered whether or not we should split the atom. A quick pros and cons list secured that we did. Things of course speed along when your list includes such items as a world war and a Hitler.
Should we cure polio? After much debate, the pros finally won it, and we did just that.
What did Edison do when deciding whether or not to patent the light bulb, even though he didn’t know how it worked, and patenting it would discredit several scientists plus cut them out of any profit so he could keep it in his fat, greedy, pathetic fingers? That’s right. He wrote a pros and cons list and saw the light.
So, without further ado, the Pros & Cons of Back to School:
Pro: Finally, some peace and quiet around the house because the little munchkins are away for most of the day.
Con: You’re alone and hear the noise of something breaking. You don’t own a cat. Run. Run for your life.
Con: Your gang speed races around town are canceled. Curse you 15 miles per hour school zones!
Pro: You save a little bit of money on gas.
Con: Your favorite food destination is now overrun with White Pine youth out on lunch break. Can’t blame them, of course. Economy Drug sandwiches are much better than the gruel served at school these days. Thanks Obama…
Pro: With Fall session in full swing, us adults can relive Homecoming, school drama, tests, hormones, and the ludicrous pressure of growing up because we’ll be living vicariously through our kids, whether we want to or not! Yay!
Con: Parent teacher conferences. (This one’s great, because it works for the teachers, and the parents)
Pro: You can remain rest assured that our little angels are receiving quality education at all times.
Con: You remember that this White Pine County.