AND RAMBUNCTIOUS RUMINATIONS
FOR ALL WALKS OF LIFE...
|Handy Ruminations for PTA Meetings|
Campbell's Travelling-with-the-Kids Law:
It's better to go when you have to go - than to go and find you've already gone.
If a problem causes many meetings, the meetings eventually become more important than the problem.
The George Washington Cherry Tree Theory of Truth and Consequences:
You can get away with anything as long as you tell someone about it.
Mark Twain's Observation:
Adam was but human - this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it because it was forbidden.
Saul Lavisky's Observation:
Education is what you get from reading the small print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
Rahilly's Law of Academic Administration:
Remember that not all the faculty have all their faculties.
Don't ever let an alligator mouth overload a hummingbird rear end.
Papa Rich's Conclusion:
Whatever a parent does is wrong.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
Kids used to ask you where they came from - now they tell you where to go.
Never let your studies interfere with your education.
The trouble with experience as a teacher is that the test comes first and the lesson afterward.
The First Afghan Law of Education:
No amount of poor schooling can spoil a good student.
Life is a game, the object of which is to discover the object of the game.
Authority tends to assign jobs to those least able to do them.
When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!
Indecision is the key to inflexibility.
Father Brennan's Famous Footnote:
Children should be heard, not obscene.
The brilliant person who invented peanut butter can't be all that great.
Napier's Cogent Comment:
Old people know more about being young then young people about being old.
If you do your lessons every day, you never have to worry about a test.
A person who minces his words usually chokes on them.
Mrs. Bowman's Law of Sibling Rivalry:
The child who cuts the piece of candy in half doesn't get first choice of the two pieces.
Don't ever stand up to be counted or someone will take your seat.
He who trains his tongue to quote the learned sages will be known far and wide as a smart-ass.
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
An Educational Guess:
The founder of the school of hard knocks bruised easily.
One doesn't have to be handicapped to get a good education, but it certainly helps.
Shultz's Sage Thought:
If you don't have a memory like an elephant, leave tracks like one.
Parker's Rule of Parliamentary Procedure:
A motion to adjourn is always in order.
Grandma Soderquist's Observation:
Rememebr on your walk through life, the grass made greener on the other side of the fence is caused by "pasture pies."
Sousa's Principle of Lecture:
If you can't baffle them with brilliance, befuddle them with bullshit.
You don't discover life is more than a bowl of cherries till after you've eaten them.
What we learn after we know it all, is what counts.
Dr. Levitan's Rule:
It if smells bad and is sticky, it will eventually find its way onto your children or your shoes.
Furst's Academic Axiom:
He who controls the purse strings controls the educational policy.
Education is the process of moving from cocksure ignorance to thoughtsul uncertainty.
B. V. Roy's Conclusion:
Teaching is the fine art of imparting knowledge without possessing it.
Today's life-style is such that no matter how much money you make, you'll still eat hamburger (in some form) four times a week.
Success means only doing what you do well, letting someone else do the rest.
Oscar Mayer's Creed:
No matter how many hot dogs you consume at home, they always taste better at the ball park.