The article in the newspaper reminds me of Six Degrees of Separation. I'm happy for them. I expect it was a grueling 25 days, traveling all over the world, doing difficult stunts. They live in Madison. The only tie they have to Verona is.............................sigh......................Epic.
Not to say our little local paper isn't packed with juicy Verona gossip. Why the first thing I turn to is the page with the Police Report on it. That's where I learn what the kids are up to these days. Last week I discovered that one of the "new things" to do is to drive through Micky D's, order an ice cream cone and then smash it outside the building. HEY, hold those thoughts until I finish. The children of Verona are a step ahead or painfully behind the curve.
This week I discovered that "forking" is one of the new weekend activities. No, much more harmless than you are thinking. Apparently they stick dining utensils in someone front yard. And, if that doesn't get you all giddy then you can stuff marshmallows in somebodies mailbox. Oh My! Of course, the favorite is TPing somebodies bushes or large tree. That's toilet paper for those of you out of the loop.
And, then when all else fails and you have run out of forks and toilet paper there is always jumping off a high brick wall and videotaping yourselves to send to a website.
The nice thing is that those students and I use that word loosely are so stupid they they get caught by the local police who probably have a lot of better things to do with their time.
Maybe instead of an adult Amazing Race show we should round up these kids and send them on a different kind of Survival Race show. Let's send them to parts of the world where getting your next meal means spending the day on top of a garbage dump trying to find items that you can sell. Or walking bare foot from your village to the local school, maybe two or three miles away, with your bowl, get your porridge and then walk back to the village to feed your younger brothers and sisters their breakfast. You get the drift.
Too much time on their hands, GrammyBea says. And, I'm not talking about filling young people's hours up with sports and video games. Some good honest hard work. The non paying kind, you know like cutting the lawn, weeding the garden, walking the dog, And, for goodness sake PARENTS, keep that toilet paper under lock and key. Don't buy plastic dining utensils, think green, and start writing your congress people for legislation to implant GPS in your kids, like we do our pets. You might get to your kid faster before he jumps off the 10' high brick wall and breaks his arm.