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Cheap Gray Paste

My son Noah was given an assignment today in his eighth grade Family & Consumer Science class. He tells the story:

We had to draw a stick figure and list next to it the qualities of the best employee. Instead of writing the qualities I was supposed to write, like ‘is hard-working, organized, works well with others’, stuff like that, I wrote down ‘subsists on cheap gray paste,’ ‘needs no sleep,’ ‘is perfectly content looking at a tiny screen forever.’ So then my teacher was like, ‘Ha ha, Noah, very funny, but please work with me here.’ So because I had to work with a group to put this together, I said ‘fine’ and wrote down ‘charming.’

6 thoughts on “Cheap Gray Paste”

  1. Bill says:

    Noah sounds like a great young man, Jim, with a sharp intellect, a heart in the right place, and a good sense of humor. Congratulations on a parenting job well done.

  2. Korky Day says:

    A chip off the old block.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      I’m very proud of him. “Cheap gray paste” had me spitting out my coffee with laughter.

  3. F.G. Fitzer says:

    Employee = used person

    Glad Noah has picked up on the essential nature of that relationship.

  4. Damen says:

    He shouldn’t have had to change it, he had it right the first time. But still, give him a pat on the head; that was hilarious.

    Also, I would like to add:

    “Has a life goal of flipping burgers when the timer dings.”

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