Hey, Boss, You’re Just Like My Teenage Kids:

From the Wall Street Journal Environmental Capital blog:

Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, [Secretary of Energy Steven] Chu said he didn’t think average folks had the know-how or will to to change their behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

“The American public … just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said. “The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.”

It may well be that your bosses act like teenage kids, but if you say it, chances are that you’ve forgotten that they are your bosses. Possibly indirectly relevant line (for “I,” read the teenage kids), from one of my favorite short stories, Rudyard Kipling’s The Elephant’s Child: “Pooh. I don’t think you peoples know anything about spanking; but I do, and I’ll show you.”

Thanks to InstaPundit for the pointer.