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Response to malaise (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:43 PM

23. God told my mom to be a nun.

My mom's the sort who asks God and He answers.

But on that journey she encountered a priest she thought was creepy. Knowing what we now know about the Catholic Church, her radar was almost certainly accurate.

So my mom ended up in the radio business, met my dad, became a housewife and had a mess of kids.

In high school my mom might have been like your girl following God's will.

I've taught that age group and I probably would have let the girl be if I couldn't provoke any further conversation out of her. Maybe she's got plans she didn't want to express in a group -- something like marry the successful car dealer's son, have kids, be a Sunday School teacher, done. If she stuck around simply listening to the other kids maybe she'd learn something, maybe something they said would spark further ambitions.

The only way I would have pushed her was if I thought she was sassing me, and the odds are good she was sassing you, sensing your attitude about her "imaginary friend" and calling you on it.

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