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Monday, October 11, 2004 12:50 PM
Thought for the Day: Monday
Anita Sharpe on Humor

Children: Pro or Con?

Pro
'Children do not sit next to one in restaurants and discuss their preposterous hopes for the future in loud tones of voice.'


'Children ask better questions than do adults. 'May I have a cookie?' 'Why is the sky blue?' and 'What does a cow say?' are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than 'Where's your manuscript?' 'Why haven't you called?' and 'Who's your lawyer?'


'Children sleep either alone or with small toy animals. The wisdom of such behavior is unquestionable, as it frees them from the immeasurable tedium of



being privy to the whispered confessions of others. I have yet to run across a teddy bear who was harboring the secret desire to wear a maid's uniform.'\n Con\n\n'Notoriously insensitive to subtle shifts in mood, children will persist in discussing the color of a recently sighted cement-mixer long after one's own interest in the topic has waned.'\n \n\n'Children are rarely in the position to lend one a truly interesting sum of money. There are, however, exceptions, and such children are an excellent addition to any party.'\n \n\n'All too often children are accompanied by adults.'\n \n -- Fran Lebowitz (from Metropolitan Life)\n


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