Comments: Public school budgets

Some years ago I gave a jump to an executive friend with a dead battery. He was positively convinced (pun intended,) that to jump a battery you had to cross polarities from the dead car to the running car, (positive to negative and negative to positive.) I had a hell of a time convincing him he was wrong.

His executive job? He was in charge of ALL electrical contracts let by the City of Chicago Board of Education.

With folks like that in charge, it's easy to sea where the money goes.

Posted by Frank Borger at May 19, 2005 03:35 PM

Maybe the extensive plastic surgery he'd to have undergone after the battery exploded might have convinced him a little quicker. Pretty tough lesson, though.

Posted by physics geek at May 19, 2005 03:42 PM