Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Behavior Modification?

On the G train home I somehow found myself sitting in the middle of a group of 6 high school kids. They were acting pretty typically: sarcastic and cool like any teenagers. They started talking about New Year's resolutions. The conversation went a little like this:
Kid A: I'm going to stop cursing.
Kid B: You said the same thing last year.
Kid C: I know how to make you stop. Every time you curse, I'll hit you like this. (Punches Kid A in the shoulder.) And I'll keep hitting you until you say 'Bad habit, bad habit, bad habit.' You have to say it three times.
Kid B: Yo, son, you come up with some crazy shit.
Kid C starts punching him repeatedly.
Kid B: Why you punchin' me? OHH! Bad habit, bad habit, bad habit!
Kid C: Stops punching him. See, it's gonna work.

1 comment:

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Whatever works?