The pithy, opinionated, and sometimes brutally frank Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke challenges average guys to live a life less ordinary and embrace classic style in the broadest sense. it's time to rise above the trite, the boring, the predictable, the mundane, the banal, and the commonplace. It's time to stop behaving like barnyard animals at the trough and leave behind the perpetually sloppy man-child aesthetic of the last two decades or so. It's time to learn once again how to present and conduct yourself like an adult with some grooming, finesse, and sophistication. And here is where you can learn how.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Dad neither high fives, nor bumps fists. Dad shakes hands."

My reply to an inane question posed by a teacher to my son, the Young Master, when he and I toured a potential kindergarten last Sunday afternoon.  He was asked if he could high five or fistbump Dad. . . confirming yet again that I have landed on a world where the chimpanzees and orangutans have taken over.

-- Heinz-Ulrich


Glenda Moore said...

That would most likely be the last question I would listen to in this interview (as I exited the premises). If this is the only kindergarten in the area, possibly home-schooling & participating in some after-home-school activities with other home-schoolers may be worth investigating: hopefully there are other people in your area who believe that education should be seen as an actual educating experience and also maybe even a civilizing force, & not equating it with spending a day at the zoo hanging out with the other animals?... Anyway, I'm so glad your son heard this response from you, should go a long way in helping him to understand how to comport himself.

guy said...

You have my deepest sympathy. I promise you its spreading over here to the UK. I have long become used to being called 'mate' by clients but a new low this morning was to be called 'bro' by one. I blame our Prime minister trying to be the bro of your President. I sincerely hope by my reaction to my client that he appreciated that I am not and am never going to be his bro.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Glenda and Guy, I am still holding my head in my hands over that little episode. One more kindergarten struck from the list.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.