When you don’t want sugar, but you do want sweet, what do you use? A substitute. When you don’t want the menu item as is, what do you request? A substitute.
Who does the school district call when the teacher can’t make it? Who does the coach put in when the player can’t take it? The pharmacist uses what, when the drug costs too much?
In every case, a substitute.
It’s a Way of Life
Substitution remains a way of life for us. When something is required, and we won’t or can’t meet the demand, a substitute is our first choice.
- Some subs are good in dire straits, like an ambulance or a team’s pinch hitter.
- Some subs take the heat when we wouldn’t or couldn’t, like an actor’s stand-in or stunt double.
- Some fill a need where an absence has occurred, like a voter’s proxy or even a surrogate-dad.
In every case when something is required, and you and I can’t meet the demand, a substitute is our only option.
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