Truth Be Told

Daughter: Do you have a degree?

Me: Yes

Daughter: What in?

Me: Social Science

Daughter: What’s that?

Me: Politics, philosophy, psychology, economics, sociology, social policy….

She smiles wryly…

Daughter: Oh……

…glances down at her laptop……her fingers hovering over the keys.….

Daughter: So you have a degree, right?

Me: Yes

….suddenly from her laptop comes an R&B song….

‘Why the fuck you lying..why you always lying..mmm oh my god stop fucking lying…always lying to me.. you’re lying so much…you’re making it hard for me…’

She collapses in laughter….as do I….


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