All this time we’ve had the chalk and yet, to my memory, we’ve never used it for what it’s intended.
Sure, one can make the argument that chalk was invented for chalk boards.
As a teacher in Poland, I made my fair use of the chalkboard, coming back to the teachers’ room with my hands covered with chalk. Chalk dust on my clothes, on my shoes, everywhere.
Yet I never understood that Edward J. Chalkster (or whoever the inventor) really intended chalk for entertainment, not pedagogy.
Had I known, I certainly would have lodged a protest: chalk abuse. Chalk misuse.
“It’s for outside use only!” I might have protested.
“It is, above all else, intended for one, single, aerobic function.”
Now we all know. I don’t think it will be the last time. This week.