My daughter’s science assignment is to come up with analogies for the parts of a cell. My husband is helping her with ideas like a factory and an assembly line. I’m in the kitchen yelling my own suggestions: “gun runners, the Nazi regime, slave traders, illegal high stakes gambling…” Since she has to turn this in, I thought it would be fun to have totally inappropriate responses. Husband’s like, we’d be called for a teacher conference, be shown this, and say, “Oh good. She toned it down.”
I learned something interesting today. The term indentured servant comes from when master and servant would write up their contract on a piece of paper, then tear the paper, each person keeping half. To verify the contract, they would line up the indents on the torn side of the paper. Neat, no?