In the spirit of Christmas, I'd like to share a little exchange I had with The Pony from the back seat of T-Hoe on Monday. We were discussing the possibility of him training for a career in chemical engineering. All the types of companies that might use him as a research scientist. After the obvious career branches such as medical research, and food factories, and petroleum companies, The Pony came up with another one.
"There's product testing."
"You mean like make-up and stuff?"
"Uh huh. They have to be tested before they can be put on the market."
"I know. But you might have to work with animals. Test the products on animals. Mainly rats. Lab rats. White fluffy lab rats."
"Meh. Or on homeless orphans."
"You can't test products on homeless orphans, no matter how much you don't care about helping people!"
"Why not? Nobody will care if anything happens to them. And they'll get a lot of money."
"Until they DIE because of your faulty product!"
"Then we get their money back! To give to more homeless orphans. For further tests!"
I think that boy needs to channel some of his logic into his science fiction. He's creeping me out.