Um, I don't think this passage sounds as though he's terribly busy: "He earned a certificate in bartending, worked four months as an assistant at a pre-school, two months for a contractor, helped me as a part time assistant when we moved homes, has been seeing a tutor to keep his academic skills sharp, and joined a gym and built up some huge muscles."
Originally Posted by I'm New Here
The young man in question is a HS grad, so his responsibilites are minimal. I mean, his gf's mom employed him as a "part-time assistant," for crying out loud. And the author goes into such detail about how proud she is of the things he HAS done, I'd think she'd crow about what he IS doing. Reading between the lines? Maybe, but the author led me there, so I don't think it's a terribly unfair leap. And discomfort with THIS situation has nothing whatsoever to do with other teens, many of whom are very responsible & hardworking.
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