"See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O that I were a glove upon that hand,
that I might touch that cheek!"
Romeo and Juliet (Act II, Sc. II)
An 11 year old boy who wanted to get his girlfriend's attention without waking her parents got a lesson in the strength of a window pane. A pebble fired from a slingshot has more velocity than a pebble tossed by hand. He said, he was just trying to get her attention. He is now doing odd jobs around his neighborhood to raise the money he needs to replace the window.
He was trying to see the girl early one morning a few weeks ago. At first, he threw wood chips at the window, but that wasn't enough, so he went home for heavier artillery. The slingshot worked in getting the girl's attention, but it also cracked the window. He immediately owned up to the broken window and promised the girl's parents that he would replace it. He went to his mother, who covered the replacement cost, but said, the boy was going to have to do extra chores.