Friday, June 15, 2012

don't, don't, don't

Sunday night while visiting my son and a friend in Milwaukee, we went out to eat at the Safe House. A very interesting and fun place. After dinner, we wandered around checking out the many novelties hanging on the walls. Naturally I took lots of pictures, even after finding this sign.

Don’t you hate constantly being told “don’t do this” and “don’t do that”. We hear it from little on, especially when we are little and our parents barrage us with the word “no”. "No" is all right for little kids about to touch the hot stove or run out into the street. Actually I can think of a lot of boys and girls who should hear the word “no” more often. But used too much it loses its meaning, its shock-value.

And even as adults, don’t we sometimes do exactly what we are told not to?

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