Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hard-Boiled Tactics

Who Hatched This Plot?

Children at a Chinese junior school have each been given a pet egg - to encourage them to play less boisterously. Pupils at Jinkangyuan elementary school in Kunming city have been told to keep their eggs with them at all times. The pupil who keeps an egg the longest without breaking it being named the 'Egg Star'.

FOOTNOTE: Coming out of their shell.

12 comments:

Maggie May said...

I hate to think what the kids here in the playground would do with their eggs. Fling them at me, I should think & there would be egg everywhere! Not a good idea.

lime said...

my daughter had a class this year where each student was given a raw egg and told it had to accompany them everywhere for 48 hours and return unscathed to class. i'm not sure what the point was.

whodatdare said...

What an egg-scellent way to teach kids to play better with each other... If there's a better way in egg-zistence, please let me know!

San said...

I feel for the school janitor.

whodatdare said...

san, maybe he's paid egg-stra for the clean up?

Bubba's Sis said...

If they break it I guess the yolk's on them....

Sharon said...

My niece and her classmates were given eggs back when she was in Jr. High. They were told to name it and care for it, putting it on a feeding schedule, never leaving it alone. It was to be a lesson in what life would be like with a child. Get the drift? They kept it for a week.

She is now 30, a mother of 5, and she and her husband are missionaries in japan.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

yea, our schools do the same sort of thing, tryin' to get kids to be tender and soft. Get them to know what it's like to care for something. Ag programs have a better idera. Get a kid to raise a pig or a cow, and actual living thing that could die, and then have them sell it to a butcher when it reaches the right age and pocket a few hundred bucks.

Me, I'd fry my egg the first day. Them's good eatin'.

Sandi McBride said...

Figures, my kids had pet rocks...does anyone see a pattern here?
Sandi

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Whomever breaks the egg first, the yolk is on them...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

quilly said...

Do the child's eggstracurricular activities include cooking lessons? Fried egg sandwich being the first thing on the menu.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

What a 'cracked' idea. What eggsactly is the point of making kids walk around on eggshells like that?