Nobody ever won that kind of an argument with a 3 year-old, not even if they just got off a weekend shift at Sesame Place. Of which, and appropos of nothing much, there’s a whole archived sub-genre of news stories out there somewhere around the theme of enraged–and probably sunburned–parents (well, dads actually) punching out various named and trademarked furry “monsters” at American theme parks for infractions such as “…stepped on my kid’s foot!!!” Law enforcement interventions and other embarrassments usually ensue. Who’s the monster in those episodes?
I sometimes wish I was a monster. There would be clear advantages at certain kinds of meetings. Chomp! Time for a new VP for Strategery! Chomp! What was that you said about the new FTE:SCH metrics? I couldn’t hear you over the gurgle in my tummy. Also, you could run away into the woods and nobody would make you come back to review the schedule of fees and fines.