Holy cow, I wrote a book!
My friend the seventh grade teacher gave an assignment wherein
students were to produce a map of the state of Washington
with various required elements,
among them, a selection of major cities in the state.
Some students failed to understand that the purpose of a map is
to represent where the cities are and not to dictate to the cities
where they should be,
for they moved the cities around in strange ways.
Moving the dots around to make a more visually pleasing arrangement
might work if you were designing, say, a
where the topology of the connections is the important thing rather
than their physical arrangement in space.
But this wasn't one of those times.
Another student decided to embellish the map by coloring everything
outside the boundaries of the state in blue.
Psst, the color blue has special meaning in maps.
Washington is not an island.