Here is a conversation that I had with Mama about the high school that we are considering for our daughter for next year.
Mama: It sounds good school, except I read they have gangs.
Marinka: Well not anymore. That was like in the 70s. Everyone had gangs back then.
Mama: Where did gang go?
Marinka: I don’t know. College, maybe? Graduate school.
Mama: But why no gang now? I worry about gang.
Marinka: I’ll be sure to ask about gangs during Orientation. Now I’m worried that she won’t get into a good gang.
Mama: You should worry. The other day she was upset about something in school and went out to have frozen yoghurt with friends.
Mama: Using food to make feel better, not good.
Mama: Not a problem for her now, because she does sports, but look what happened to you.
Mama: No offense.
Marinka: I’m joining a gang.
Mama: Food gang probably.
One year ago ...
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