Psychological Tactics

Sam is making a chart.

If you do something good he’ll write your name on it. I’m guessing this might be something they do at his school.

He put my name on the chart last night.

Today he kicked me in the face by accident and I yelled at him. And I shouldn’t have, but I did.

And even though I apologized to him almost immediately, he ran off, got his chart, and promptly erased my name.

He says that if I let him choose what TV show we watch next (so he doesn’t have to watch Roving Mars for the 500th time), that he’ll put my name back on the chart.

Twice.

I know why they must use this disciplinary tactic at his school: because it works. I’m totally going to let him choose the next TV show because I’ll be damned if I’m the only member of Team Stimey who’s not on that chart.

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