Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Crayola says to child "You, you lose"

This story has a certain Onion-esque feel to it...

Here's a tantalizing excerpt:

"I couldn't believe what I was hearing. This just couldn't be. This is a child's life," the mother said in a phone interview Tuesday. "You just shattered her life."

Justina and her 3-year-old sister, Jacinda, set up a gallery of their own in their parents' basement. Justina made a sign, saying, "Our Art is Terrific," her mom said.

Laura Hecker recalled her husband, David, breaking the news to Justina, as she sat in an oversized recliner in their home.

"It just about makes me bawl now, thinking about it," she said, adding that her daughter is cynical about entering other drawing competitions.

"Now she's got the attitude that it's all just a lie."

Apparently if you are 9-years-old and you lose a coloring contest there is no reason to go on...just give up because your life will never be worth the paper it's colored on. I smell a lawsuit.

But, Crayola is at least doing one thing right:

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