Cause and effect

This graphic caused me to giggle in a manner probably not entirely becoming…

I've been a scout since I was very small, sperm picture  “I’ve been a Scout since I was very small…”  We found it while looking for some Scout-ly images to put on our advertising posters for this year’s recruitment campaign.  Needless to say it didn’t make the poster, but we all took a copy of it for “personal use”. 

This quote caused me to go “yes and how” in a wryly knowing sort of way thinking of some institutions that we know and love (?)… “Many people believe that although individuals might behave irrationally from time to time, companies that are run by professionals with boards will always operate rationally.  I never bought into this sentiment, and the more I interact with companies, the more I find that they are actually far less rational than individuals (and the more I am convinced that anyone who thinks that companies are rational has never attended a board meeting).” (from “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty” Dan Ariely)

And this thought caused me to go “yes yes yes” at various points over the weekend… Danny starts nursery tomorrow!  Don’t get me wrong, I love him, adore him even.  But I am also really OK with the idea of having a couple of hours a day where I don’t have to have eyes in the back of my head.  He has taken to calling himself a “good boy”; “bob boy” he says, which has no relation to morality (he’s not two yet, how could it?) and everything to do with when he thinks he’s doing something really clever… like turning the bidet up full so that the water hits the ceiling and then running out of the bathroom, or unpacking the plates from the crockery cupboard, or dragging his bedclothes around the house, or filling the dog’s water bowl up with anything he can find to drop into it, or, or, or…  Far be it for me to cramp the style of one clearly destined to great things, but the experimental phase surely is having its trying moments.  I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do with all this free time, but for day one I’m planning on cleaning the floor, following by marvelling at being able to drink a whole cup of coffee without anyone interrupting it. 

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