Ballet and other forms of money wasting.....  

kitchenfun1234 44M
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6/28/2006 3:09 pm

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6/30/2006 10:27 am

Ballet and other forms of money wasting.....


It's interesting the things people say to bank staff when they're up to their ears in debt.

I need to get this extension to my overdraft sorted today because I'm off to Barbados tomorrow.

I need to extend my overdraft because we've had a quiet month. Ohhh could you do what you have to quickly because I need to put some petrol in the Bentley, (No Seriously......finance payments show a family living well beyond their means)

I need to extend my overdraft today. Oh will this take long, I have to go pick my daughter up from her ballet lessons.

This last one got me thinking. What parent in their right mind sends a kid to ballet lessons? The ballet dancer practices their body to destruction and many of the most famous dancers ended up in a wheel chair.
As well as being bad for the growing child it's also a really good way to waste money on someone who may well have other tallents to learn and develop before they have to make their own way in life and earn a crust.
If and when I ever father kids I would prefer to pay for language tuition. Multi-lingual people can always command better wages.

Horses are another waster. As mad as standing in the shower tearing up bank notes.

Don't ever give up searching for the fun in life.


digdug41 49M

6/29/2006 11:40 am

interesting I've never thought about thatballet thing and my wife is always saying we should put our daughter in it but now I am thinking, NOT!

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kitchenfun1234 44M
1797 posts
6/29/2006 3:44 pm

Hi, thanks for your comments.
Having said all that about the evils of Ballet, there is always going to be a benefit from forcing your kids to do some form of exercise. Tap dancing, ballroom dancing or even Irish Line dancing may be useful later in life.

Don't ever give up searching for the fun in life.


imLadyBambi 58M/50F

6/30/2006 3:52 am

I think as a philosophy, the arts are always an investment. ALthough language lessons, math lessons, science lessons might have more of a discernable benefit, something like ballet teaches grace, the art of movement, it is a great form of exercise, and for kids it's not nearly as dangerous as football, soccer, baseball, hockey...

I might add that the applications for many schools - especially the Ivy Leagues, emphasize participation in the arts.

Lady Bambi


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