The adoption. LO30415

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 07/25/03

Dear Organlearners,

Greetings to you all.

Perhaps Rick will allow the following joke.
Koos and his wife Becky were delighted when finally their long
wait to adopt a baby came to an end.

The adoption center called and told them they had a wonderful
Russian baby boy. Koos and Becky took him without hesitation.

On the way home from the adoption center, they stopped by the
local college so they each could enrol in night courses.
After they filled out the form, the registration clerk inquired,
 " Excuse me but, what ever possessed you to study Russian? "
Koos and Becky looked at each other and proudly said,
"We just adopted a Russian baby and in a year or so he'll start
to talk. We just want to be able to understand him."

This joke reminds me very much how we usually want to deal with the
emergences of bifurcative learning -- talk with the future as if it is
part of the past.

With care and best wishes


At de Lange <> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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