Reformed Grits

She does exist
November 24, 2008, 11:43 am
Filed under: I plead ignorance

So I wrote on my facebook that one of my children was giving a presentation for their class and when asked how they made their Egyptian diorama… he replied, "My brother made it for me." 


And an old friend from college commented about that, and it reminded me of how stupid I am.  Not stupid; naive. Have I mentioned that? 

When I was in college, I worked as a student worker in the university's admissions office.  It was a great jig.  I still can't believe I got to do that as a work-study job.  I met a lot of fun people there and really liked it for the 3 years I worked there.  But I'm sure you can figure out that the perceptive folks there figured out that I was pretty naive.  

One of our student workers I had worked with graduated and started working full-time for the university in our office, so he was older but I was naive and trusting and so he told me his fishing secrets. 

Like how the BEST fishing worms they got at the fraternity house, when they opened the floor drain in the kitchen and would bait the worms that lived in there (the floor drain– not necessarily the fraternity house but that's debatable) to wiggle out by holding bites of leftover pizza, etc. over the hole.  He said if you knelt down and were real still they'd come up and eat right out of your hand!  And then you could grab them and go fishing with them.  And they were the best because the fish liked those kind of worms. 

It's nice to be trusted with secrets.  I'm a smart girl. 


5 Comments so far
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wow…i don’t even know what to say

Comment by wendy

I missed you so much!! As much as I appreciated the Happy Reformation Day post… Thank you for coming out of hiding to share this special story with us!!

Comment by Meg

Kids are soooo honest!! What did the teacher say? I think you are brilliant–wish I were more naive sometimes. Glad you are back–i miss all the bloggers that are staying on facebook too much.

Comment by Kent

Now for the real question…. Have you ever actually tried this?

Comment by Gayle @ thewestiecrew

Wow….you really are naive!!!
The whole diorama thing is pretty funny… I assume you got the whole thing straightened out?

Comment by penny

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