Walking along the bayfront one evening, Lauren and I passed by the Victorian Princess, Erie’s scenic paddle boat. The gangplank is suspended above the water, a foot or so from the pier. Lauren notices the sign on the gangplank, which reads: Do Not Enter.


Lauren: See, now that just makes me want to enter. When they tell me not to do something, then I really, really want to do it. They should just not say anything and then I’d never even think about it.

Me: *OMG…she is my child!*  I know exactly what you mean.