"I'll be right back," I told her. "I gotta go talk to some people really quick." I walked up to two smiling young men who looked confused at my approach, shook their hands and told them that I thought it was great they were out spreading the word of God. They genuinely seemed glad for my words, but the next line out of my mouth left theirs falling towards the floor. "I think you should get my number. I would really like for you to come and teach me why Mormons are so happy." The combination of anticipation and confusion that they felt was so palpable I thought they would be frozen there until I spoke.
Donna-Louise Bishop on dealing with disappointment in a marriage: “Sometimes, even maybe most of the time, one of us has to love that little bit harder.” via That Little Bit Harder — Discover
I tried to stand up, to say hey this isn't right. But I quickly found out, there is no justice. There is no fair and balanced punishment. I lasted longer than some, but I soon found I had no voice or rights. Eventually, I kept my head down and they moved me as a favor I guess to a prison with less murders per week. Ah, what a blessing.
From the time I rolled over and proposed, to the time we walked out Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Thrasher, there was only a four hour span and a cost of sixty dollars. We didn't even tell anyone for as long as we could hold it in.
It wasn't until I got out there in the world, at the age of seventeen, and actually started working and therefore paying taxes that I discovered why conservatism makes sense.