In an effort to get kids to read, the mayor of Noblejas (which may be my new favourite word), Spain, is recommending to pay kids 1 euro for every hour they spend in the library.
At first, I thought he was paying them 1 euro for every book they read, to which I didn't see what the big uproar was. I mean, if that were the case, and I were a kid in Noblejas, I'd have made 5 euro since the start of the year. Hardly a get-rich-quick scheme.
But since it's 1 euro an hour, that's a different story. How many hours does it take to read a book? Five? Ten? I'm not sure. But here's the thing. You've got to be in the library. I wonder if there are couches in the library? Because I like to read on the couch. I've tried reading at a desk but it doesn't work for me. But if they put couches in the library, won't that just promote make-out sessions? Or do kids still prefer to do play tonsil hockey in the paleontology stacks? Or maybe that was just on Friends.
In any case, at least we have a new word to say three times fast: Noblejas, Noblejas, Noblejas.