Keep out of reach of adults

Kids are tired of hearing adults say, “Why don’t you just try it? You can’t know you don’t like something unless you try it.”

Yes, they are tired of it.

I know the only known defense to the “try it” position. It’s guaranteed to work. And it goes like this:

  • ANNOYING PARENT:“Why won’t you try these peas? You can’t know you don’t like something until you try it.”
  • KID: “Why don’t you go out to the back yard, find a nice frozen dog turd and use it as a Popsicle? You can’t know you don’t like it unless you try it. Unless you would be willing to admit that there are some things you DO know you don’t like before you try them.”

Next week I’ll teach you how to spend all your free time playing video games and not taking out the garbage. If you feel that you love me now, you can call me Uncle Ed.

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