Attention

Mr Einhardt is on stage preaching to a crowd. A live telecast of him is broadcasting on the screen. He has a terrible itch in his groin. And he agonizes over to scratch or not to scratch.

The more he thinks about it, the more it itches. The more it itches, the more he thinks about it.

The audience is frowning. They don’t know what he’s talking about.

Tired

When Linda heard that her 5 year-old son got into a fight again at the childcare centre, one part of her wanted to shake him and yell, “What is your problem!?” Another part of her wanted to hug him and say, “I will protect you!”

Linda did neither. She brought her son home, left him to the maid, plonked onto the bed and slept through the whole afternoon.