When I worked as a house parent of a group home, a lot of people said to me [after finding out what I did] things like, “Oh, you take care of difficult kids? I’ll go ahead and send mine over to you, then. Haha.”

They would laugh, and I would politely smile, but I didn’t find it particularly funny.

I mean, I get what they were trying to say.

They were trying to commend me for...
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