Not Quite A Cut Above The Rest

, , | Learning | August 23, 2013

(I mentor high-school students for FIRST Robotics. I’ve noticed one of the mentees standing in front of a table saw that’s running, just staring at the spinning blade.)

Me: “[Student], what are you doing?”

Student: “I’m just watching the blade. It’s beautiful. I just keep looking at it and wonder if I’m fast enough to touch the blade without getting cut.”

(The student does a little hand lift and finger twitch, as if he is poking something.)

Me: “Okay, well, why don’t we turn the saw off…”

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