Kids are terrifying...

Posted by Greg Murphy on

It's especially true in my experience when they outnumber you... kids in numbers are just scary.

If you really think about kids in the grocery store… they are pretty badass in their little strollers.

They will lock into you with the kind of aggressive eye contact that you don’t see in the real world outside of motorcycle gangs and missionaries - at least according to the shows I watch on Netflix (I have very little exposure to the world outside my home and book warehouse).

We used to have a StoryTime once a week at my old bookstore, which was more traditional than the online shop we have now. I led it the first time and that was enough for me.

Those kids were terrifying and they were hecklers.

I like my kid… and to a certain extent, her friends. And I like the idea of kids. But groups of them are scary. This brings us to the very best among us… our teachers.

I can’t think of another job I would be as bad at.

The best teachers should be paid at least as much as a bad dentist. And while we can’t control that here, we can make it so that they don’t have to spend money on books for their classrooms.

Right now, on average, teachers spend $1,000 a year on their classrooms. We believe that’s far too much.

There are a few ways to help us make that number go down a bit:
  1. You can buy stuff from our online shop, and we’ll give 10% of what you spend to our literacy foundation.
  2. You can donate to the foundation so that teachers can get backs of books at no cost to them.
  3. You can volunteer to help us sort books.

These are all great ways to help out.

If you haven't liked us on Facebook, or followed us on Instagram (why not, btw?) and then share to a couple of friends.

Anything that helps spread the word about our mission helps tremendously.

Thanks for your help!

-Greg

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