Well I did it now. I was talking with a future teacher and whining
and moaning and complaining about an experience I had in high school
involving something really stupid that doesn't even matter now. Long
story short, I ended up with a writing assignment even though I'm not
in high school, and this is what it is.
Short story long: Back in my freshmen year of high school I had a
persuasive writing essay project. This project involved many steps of
things to turn in long before you were allowed to begin writing your
essay, (you're going to plan your essay using our method, slosh fang
it.) Anyway, one of the steps was to spend two minutes writing down
every topic that came to mind, with the instruction to not omit
anything that sounded too stupid or outlandish. So, ever so stupidly,
I did. Then I got docked points for some of my topics being too
stupid, even though there were serious ones in the list. The one that
the teacher complained about the most was "They should build a giant
letter E", which was one I had debated omitting.
Well guess what, teacher I had in the past, it's too late now. Your
reign of terror has been over for, oh crap, I've got to count...
How many years has it been since freshmen year of high school?
Daaaang, that many?
Your reign of terror has been over for 13 years now, and just because
you complained that much over a stupid line that you probably don't
remember now, and then I proceeded to complain about your complaining
to someone studying to be a teacher and talked myself into this, this
essay is totally happening and you can't stop it. (Nor do you probably
care to, but that's not the point.)
Oh yes, this is totally happening.
Why they should build a giant letter E
They should build a giant letter E. Who is [sic] they? Why the people
in charge of such things, of course. Building a giant letter E would
be a great boost to the economy. It would also be a sign of hope for
people. Lastly, it would be a reminder of how great our country can
be. How could this possibly be true? Is this proposition ridiculous?
Who are we even talking about? Keep these questions in mind and judge
for yourself as you read on.
Who should build a giant letter E? The people should. Specifically,
the unemployed of America should build this giant letter E. Employing
many people into the construction of such a silly sounding project
would be a boost into our economy, especially if most of the employed
were lacking in useful job skills. This project could become hands on
training into construction, blueprint reading, and task planning.
Using such a silly project as this one, we could turn unemployable
people into useful workers that will be able to contribute to the
greater needs of society later on, all without the risk of harming a
more important project.
Bringing such people on to such a project could then inspire hope for
the adults of the future, currently known as our children. By
employing people who would otherwise be known as losers, we could show
our future adults that any great task can be accomplished if you put
in the work and the time to learn. When they see that giant letter E
reaching for the sky, and are told of how it was constructed, they'll
be supplied with the inspiration that they need to know that they can
do anything when they put their mind to it, and put their hands to it
as well. Even though it's just a giant letter E, it's still a large
project, full of hard work, but the possibilities will shine through
when seen with the right eye.
How would such a project be financed? There are many ways that this
could happen. Money usually spent on grants for the arts could be
applied here. Not only is this an artistic project, but it's one that
would employ and train many people. Another source of funding would be
through construction and manufacturing companies. Some companies will
sponsor training for future employees in order to increase the amount
of people that they can hire that will be competent right off the bat.
Said companies could be convinced to sponsor a future employee by
paying a portion of the salary that employee would receive for working
on the giant letter E project. This would be cheaper than training an
employee on the job as the company would not have to pay the full
salary to an uneducated worker, and the company would not have to
experience slowdowns from pulling other employees from their work to
train the new guy. This could be seen as a boost for the company, and
works out well for the E-builder.
America wasn't built by people sitting around waiting for it. America
was built by people who were willing to do the work, and the same
applies to giant letter E's. By accomplishing this project, we can
reignite that spark and build our country into the bastion of hope
that it once was. When people see that giant E, and it need not be an
E, it could be any giant structure, but when they see that E, they'll
see what America can do. They'll see what happens when our people come
together to build something great. Let's ignite that hope, and
accomplish this dream together.
A silly topic? Who's silly now.
Yeah, that's right, I [sic]'d myself. What about it?
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