Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Welcome To My World

I have spent a goodly chunk of the past two days in conversation with a parent who wants me to intervene on her child's behalf. I am reluctant because I think the kid should go along without intervention and make his own luck, as it were. The parent has devised a million ways this intervention could work and has tried me from every angle and I agreed, very early on, to do whatever she liked but this particular parent was unsatisfied. She wants me not just to follow the program but to get wholeheartedly behind her idea so it can be executed with conspiratorial glee or something. In the end a compromise was reached so we're both dissatisfied but at least the discussion is (lord, I do so hope) over.

How nice it was tonight then to get an comment that thanked me for my pro-choice post from October because it had clarified her position and brought her firmly (if I read her correctly) into the pro-choice camp. I know that the world would be a boring place if we all believed the same things and I know that compromise is the foundation of any decent relationship and yet... doesn't it always feel good to have someone say, "Yeah, you know what? You're absolutely right." Especially on the big questions.

Thank you SAA not only for reading and understanding but for taking the time to come and tell me about it.


  1. It's all about prying the door open a little bit. We may not change anyone's mind, but if we can at least get 'em thinking, it's worth the effort.

    When I read SAA's post, I knew right away she was referring to you. I'm glad I could point her back to you, and that you got the satisfaction of knowing that you made a difference here. That's what it's all about.

    Love you!


  2. Anonymous8:04 PM

    You definitely made a difference to me and I thank you for that. I am definitely pro-choice. Thanks again for showing me the flip side of the coin. I'm so glad Mrs. Chili knew right away where I saw the post. =) She has such a great memory.