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Femion » The Carrot and the Stick

The Carrot and the Stick

December 17th, 2004

Last year, in Russian History, I learned about a method of control by the Communist government called the carrot and the stick. They would wave an impossible to reach reward in front of their worker’s eyes, and if that didn’t force them to work, they’d hit them with a stick, or a very cruel punishment.
Our band director has taken a few pointers from Stalin, it seems.
This week, and all this month to be exact, we’ve had way too many band practices than we can take. Every day this week we’ve had practices before and after school, getting to school to practice at as early as 7:10 and leaving after school as late as 6:15. The carrot in this case is our grand trip to Florida, which will be very fun, and the stick are the insults, the being singled out and shamed during practice, and the threat of making us come to more practices and getting kicked out of the trip.
There are many other things he does than annoys me, but if I had to go on I’d be here forever. I just hope he won’t see this.

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