August 7, 2007

Museum Curator

When working the dinosaur halls at the natural history museum, an eager parent will often bring up his or her less than eager child, saying that the kid has a question. Young children, even if they do have a question, are generally too terrified at the prospect of talking to a stranger to do anything other than hide behind dad's legs. By asking the child a question, such as what their favorite dinosaur is, you can get them talking.

Even if that is not enough, and with very small children its often not, it satisfies the real desire of the parent: to make sure that their child gets some personalized attention.

-- Chris

Posted by Matthew at August 7, 2007 10:42 AM