Conversations Whilst Roaming the Halls of the School Looking for My Father During Career Week

“Are you the secret agent?!”

“No.”

___________________

“Are you the secret agent?!”

“I can’t tell you that otherwise it wouldn’t be a secret.”

___________________

“Are you the secret agent?!”

“Maybe.”

“Well, you don’t look like a secret agent.”

“Then I must be doing my job right.”

____________________

[cluster of kids on their way to recess accost my father on his way out to ask more questions and try out the stethoscope he brought along and catch sight of me waiting patiently by the side]

“Are you a doctor?”

“No.”

[children turn away dismissively]

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