School of Hard Knocks
Student: Mr. Kazzy, we need white chalk so we can mix it with the red to make pink.
Mr. Kazzy: We don’t have any white chalk.
Student: Why don’t you go to the store and buy more white chalk?
Mr. Kazzy: We can’t solve all our problems by going to the store. Sometimes we just have to make due with what we have.
Student: [grumble grumble grumble]
I can think of many reasons folk might applaud my response. I can also think of many reasons folks might decry it.
Let’s have at it!