When art forms become uniforms


In another of Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac cartoons, one of Miss Bliss’ students misunderstands “art forms” as “uniforms.”

Did you notice that everyone’s paper did get folded? Hats (and a cootie-catcher) weren’t the goal, however.

Something similar happens if you skim over instructions too quickly. You don’t want the grade that goes with doing assignments based on a misinterpretation, so read the homework instructions twice through to be sure you understand them (and ask questions if you need to).