Traditional Family Values

| Related | May 31, 2013

(I am female. I live with my girlfriend and her military family. They are being transferred to a new city, and I am moving with them. Just before we move, I contract strep throat. I don’t treat it, because I can’t deal with yet another thing during the move. After we arrive, people start telling me horror stories of untreated strep infections causing organ failure, and I eventually find a walk-in clinic. My girlfriend and I have a conversation along the way.)

Girlfriend: “You know, you’re really part of the family now.”

Me: “Hmm? Um, thanks.”

Girlfriend: “Yeah, every time we move, somebody gets a life-threatening problem. You took the fall for us this time, so you’re officially part of the family!”

Me: “Uh…”

Girlfriend: “We have dumb traditions.”

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