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You'll Never Compare Herding Cats to Herding Kids Again

If you’ve ever been on a preschool or Kindergarten field trip, you may have compared the rigor of your duties to “herding cats.” Just as you managed to coax Charlie out of the goat pen, little Zander started sticking his fingers in the turkey cage. Already, Pia had been lost and found.

No rest. No serenity. Constant, constant vigilance.

After watching this video of 100 cats turned loose in an Ikea, I think we need to find a new phrase to express futility. These cats have nothing on tired, hungry 4-year-olds.

Just listen to how everyone is talking about the success of this experiment. Folks over at Gizmodo are practically calling it meditative.

A herd of 100 cats meditative? In that case, all future impossible tasks I will now describe as “like leaving the school grounds with preschoolers.”

Here’s hoping the next experiment will involve 100 tired kids set loose in the Swedish furniture store. They can call it “Any Ol’ Saturday at Ikea.”

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