Oscar: What’s cogn…cognv…that dis on ants thing?
MacIntosh: I think you mean cognitive dissonance.
Oscar: Yeah…whats that thing?
MacIntosh: That’s when two or more things you want conflict with each other.
MacIntosh: Lets say Mom and Dad says they don’t think its fair that they have to pay for our food. They want to spend more on themselves.
Oscar: Hoe-lee Moe-lee!
MacIntosh: So they start buying yachts and fancy cars and quit buying us food.
Oscar: But..but..but..would theys do that?
MacIntosh: Of course not.
Oscar: Whew…I thinks I’m getting’ hungry
MacIntosh: But they want two things – they wants more for themselves but they want us to be OK too.
Oscar: Yippee for us. Whats do mom and dad do about their dis on ants?
MacIntosh: They either quit wanting both things or they start making shit up.
Oscar: Quarter in the jar. Howse could they make things up?
MacIntosh: Dad could say….if I buy a yacht I might meet some mysterious stranger and he’ll give me the money to feed MacIntosh and Oscar.
Oscar: There’s a magic guy that feeds puppies?
MacIntosh: Nope. But dad makes one up and calls him Mr. Trick L. Down.
Oscar: What happens if dad don’ts find Mr. Down?
MacIntosh: Mom says no problem we’ll just cut expenses somewhere else.
Oscar: Likes where somewheres else?
MacIntosh: She doesn’t have a clue. She’s making shit up.
Oscar: Quarter in the jar. If they don’t cut expenses and theys livin’ large what happens?
MacIntosh: They have to borrow money.
Oscar: Can they borrow money forever?
MacIntosh: Nope. They don’t have to.
Oscar: Whys not.
MacIntosh: Because they are just making shit up.
Oscar: Quarter in the jar.
MacIntosh: I’m out of quarters. Can you lend me one?