04 December 2008

An informal poll

So I conducted an informal poll of the local population the other day while flying. Flying over the local area, I tried to count how many people waved and how many people jeered at us. Results: one wave, and one kid that tried to throw a rock at us.

Now, a lot of news articles have been written about the local attitudes towards the US based on how many kids throw rocks at Americans. I advocate the point of view that you really can't draw a whole lot of political opinions out of kids throwing rocks at trucks, helicopters, etc. Most kids really aren't expressing profound geopolitical views when they throw rocks at things...they just like to throw rocks at things.

Now, you may ask what my evidence is for my bold claim that kids just like to throw rocks at objects with no obvious political message. Let's just say that I probably still owe my parents a few hundred dollars for broken stuff from throwing rocks, baseballs, etc at things...

3 comments:

sweezys said...

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2008/11/troopers_snowballers_target_th.html
Further proof that kids just like throwing stuff at moving objects, no political statement, just trying to hit stuff!

Bag Blog said...

A kid with a rock will throw it. A boy with a stick will poke someone or start a sword fight.

Murphy's Mom said...

I grew up having acorn wars in the backyard...Now as an adult, during non-snowy months, I like to go down to Westcott Beach and through rocks into Lake O.