Some lessons you have to learn by doing: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_tongue_pole BOISE, Idaho It's become an annual winter tale: A young boy gets his tongue stuck to a metal pole, perhaps as the result of a dare. This year, the scene straight out of the movie "A Christmas Story" unfolded Tuesday morning in Boise with a boy of about 10. Boise firefighters used a glass of warm water to free the unidentified boy from the metal fence pole. Fire Capt. Bill Tinsley says the boy's tongue was bleeding a little, but he was OK and allowed to continue walking to school. Firefighters estimate the boy was 10 years old. Rescue workers responded after a woman driving by saw the boy and called 911.