PROMPT 30


Some things beg for an instruction manual:




HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL STUDENT

Welcome to your new Back-to-School Student Preparation Guide! This two-day process will help you get your student(s) ready for school with ease.

Per student you will need: one backpack, a supply list, one back-to-school wardrobe, a second (third, fourth) mortgage.

DAY ONE: PREPARATION OF THE STUDENT
Step I: Gather supplies -- These will be the items from the list labeled “supplies” (See figure 1.). What? Your instructions don’t have figures? Oops! Okay, well you’re looking for that list they handed out at registration. You remember? It’s the paper that says something like: One super-economy-sized box of tissue, ruler, scissors, paste, folders, denture adhesive, a three-legged goat, pencils and paper. You purchased these items at the pre-season, back-to-school sale in January. You didn’t go to the pre-season sale? Tsk-tsk. Are you sure you are qualified to own a student?



Write your own back-to-school instruction manual. It could be from a parent's POV or a student's. Maybe the lunch lady needs one. Play with the idea and see what happens.

Write on!