I received this envelope today. I haven't opened it yet.
I am guessing that when I open it, I will discover how UNICEF thinks $0.05 (CDN) can save a child's life. Here are a few theories:
- Maybe you can make enough rehydration fluid with five cents to prevent a child with diarrhea from dying.
- You could use the nickel to bribe a child to stop doing something dangerous: "Say, kid, I'll give you this nickel if you stop running with scissors."
- If you were in a place where guns get fired often, you could put the nickel on the ground. Maybe just as a gun is fired, a child would bend over to pick up the nickel and be saved!
- If a bad guy planning to commit murder took a child into a bathroom stall, you could use the nickel to unlock the stall door and rescue the child.
- You could put the nickel on a string, then swing it back and forth in front of a child who has started smoking and hypnotise the child into giving up cigarettes.
- You could photocopy a page of instructions on how to survive various dangers [like these] and give it to a child.
All this to show that I am not puzzled by how a nickel can save a child. What puzzles me is why they sent this life-saving nickel to me. I'm not around children very much and when I am, I can almost always get a nickel or a nickel substitute.
I think I'll put it in the next mojo kit I make.