Imagine you went to University. I look forward to your free student life. And then once you sign the contract, which will respect the rules of conduct and not to slurp. What is this?
Tell in order. Parents in America sometimes sign contracts with their children. Prescribed — how children should behave and what they will be for any disobedience.
Between teachers and student who want to learn, too, sometimes creates the contract. ⠀
Between the groom and the bride on a marriage contract! ⠀
But on such a contract yesterday I heard for the first time.
Two students (e.g. Christie and Helen) want to live together in a Dorm. Christy puts a condition: Only the first will sign the contract. ⠀
And gives the girl the document, which spelled out:
Garbage take turns through the day.
If you bring a guest — warn in advance… And so on, all such rubbish. ⠀
But THREE rules in the contract was unusual. And it became clear — well they are very important for girls. Because of them, she with the whole idea of contract came up. ⠀
Here are the rules:
Chew with your mouth closed. Not to lick your fingers while eating. Wash the bowl right after you eat. ⠀
Helen agreed with all points except one: Wash the plate immediately after eating. She changed this paragraph to: “for 24 hours to wash the dishes”.
For breach of contract penalties are not anticipated. This contract is more like a wish Christy to convey to the neighbor in advance what she hates. ⠀
By the way, both girls are American. But Christie, as a child, came to America with parents from another country.
The original column published on the website of the author alena-america.ru.