Thursday, March 27, 2008

True Story

Today, I introduced "Tyler" to a geography textbook, and he was excited. Tyler is a fairly bright, sweet 7th grader who enjoys Social Studies.

"Hey," he said, "You wanna know what I know?!"

"Sure."

"I know where North is, because my dad taught me a cool trick; North is whichever direction your nose is facing."

"What??"

"Whichever way you're facing, your nose is always pointing North. He taught me that in the woods one time."

"I think you might have misunderstood your dad, or maybe he's confused. Think about that for a minute, Tyler. Does that make any sense to you?"

"Sure. See, if I spin around in this chair and stop, whichever way my nose is pointing, that's North; just like a compass!"

"Um...Tyler? If that were true, what would we be needing West, East, and South for?"

"Hmmmm. That is kinda weird."

"Yeah, it is."

Too funny.

5 comments:

  1. I think that pretty much describes my husband's sense of direction.

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  2. No wonder men never stop to ask for directions....they all have noses!

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  4. As a cartographic technician I'm constantly amazed at how dumbed down we have to make most of our maps. I'm amazed that we don't have to do more search and rescue operations out here as clueless as some people are and how poor their map reading skills are.

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