“Sounds like it was all a big misunderstanding, but we should talk about this some more, I think. Did you apologize to this Ginnie for trying to kiss her?”
“Kind of, but I wanted to get out of there quick. I was really embarrassed.”
“That’s understandable, David, but we’ve talked about consent before. Right? You should have asked Ginnie if you could kiss her, before you did.”
“Yeah, I know. I was just…excited, I guess. Ginnie is pretty, and she’s popular and she told me she liked me. I really wanted to kiss her.”
“That’s not an excuse son. What you want is irrelevant if it isn’t what she wants. If you would have just asked her there would be no confusion or misunderstanding, and you wouldn’t be in the situation you are now.”
“Yeah. I’m such an idiot.”
“Well, people make mistakes. The important thing is to learn from them and not do the same thing again.”
with lola at the salon and davie working her paper route (or whatever journalism position she’s in), farah sometimes gets forgotten. luckily for her parents, farah’s a lot faster at dialing for the nanny than the social worker is at driving to their house.
nanny: don’t mind me, just saving your neglectful ass again.