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Saturday, February 21, 2009
Entertaining the Patients
I was at fundraiser today, "in the city", where I met a woman from our small farming community. She asked where I lived, and when I told her the street corner, she said ...
"The blue house, across the street from the dentist."
"Yes. The blue house."
"Your children have provided much entertainment as I have spent time in the dentist chair."
"I'm sure they have." (Not yet knowing if this is positive entertainment, or negative.)
"Yes. Your children are so nice to each other, and helpful. They obviously care for each other very much." (Whew. Must have been a "good day".)
She continued ... "I even mentioned to the dentist that I wondered if you would rent out your children, as I would like some nice little children at my house." She was of the age that she probably doesn't have children still at home.
When I told the older, at home, kids tonight (ages 12, 15, 18), they didn't know quite how to take it. Was this supposed to be a compliment? We provide entertainment?