On the dot

Hardy came home from school and proudly showed his mom the cheap plastic trinkets he had earned that day.

“I stood quietly on the dot and so I got some tickets. And if I stand on the dot quietly tomorrow, I can get some more prizes!”

First grade! That’s one way to indoctrinate kids in both obedience and consumption.

It’s rare we see it so brazenly and vividly executed.

Is standing on a dot the thing we need to train kids to do? Has each of us spent too much time standing on dots already?