April 12, 2007

The Wisdom of Scouts

Every time I put sugar on my cereal (which isn't that often, only when I have Grape Nuts) the same memory goes through my mind. At Boy Scout camp in the morning, one of my good friend's older brother, Brett, was standing next to me as I put sugar on my cereal, and then milk. I said something like "shoot, all the sugar went to the bottom". To which he replied, "That's why you always pour your milk before you put the sugar on, that way it sticks to the top."

I remember thinking, "Wow, he's so wise. There must be hundreds of these kinds of living-wisdom things that I don't know yet."

I was probably eight years old, and he was eleven or so.

I still put my sugar on first.

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