Friday, January 9, 2009

Junior High Fun

Last night, the Matron served as a Judge at the Junior High Science Fair. She read a dozen papers written by eighth graders. Ten would've earned high B's at her community college!!

Perhaps her favorite eighth grade reasoning moment was this analysis of the benefits/drawback of talk therapy versus medication for depression:

"The drawback to talk therapy is that it is very expensive. Talk therapy can be as much as $100 to $175 an hour and the hour is really only 50 minutes so there is that ten minute cost to consider. A pill works the whole hour."

10 comments:

Cherish said...

Thats awesome! Thanks for the laugh

Ree said...

hahahahahahhahahaha. Snort.

Julie said...

Logic. It works every time!

Memarie Lane said...

Yeah, and the pill only costs about a dollar! But don't you have to talk first to get the pills?

Jen on the Edge said...

Brilliant!

Mrs. G. said...

Recession friendly mental care.

distracted by shiny objects said...

...an hour and then some. If the patient is real lucky, maybe even some side effects that last even longer. Tablets for all:>)

Heather said...

It is hard to argue with that eh?

Patti said...

Love that 8th grade wisdom! We decided the expensive route, but living in the sticks means we pay $50 an hour and we get the whole hour.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

That? Is the paper of a blogger in the making.