Save It For A Latter Day

, , , , | Right | November 26, 2020

I’m working as a cashier at a new gas station. I’m from Utah but have come to Idaho to help my grandparents for a few months. I’m on my lunch break and a customer starts a conversation.

Customer: “You look pretty young to be working here.”

Me: “Well, I’m twenty and I actually already have my bachelor’s degree. I’m just working here while I help my grandparents.”

Customer: “Oh, you went to [Local University]?”

Me: “No, I’m from Utah and went to school down there. I majored in English, but if I hadn’t, I would have majored in bioengineering.”

Customer: “Oh, I guess I just stereotyped you. I assumed that since you were from Utah you were Mormon, but if you were going to do bioengineering, I guess not.”

I didn’t say anything, just sort of smiled and walked away. I’d never heard of such a thing. For the record, there are plenty of Mormons who are in scientific fields.

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