But Esau ran to meet cheapest car servicing him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. – Genesis 33:4, NRSV
When I was in the third grade, I stole chalk.
My reasoning was very simple. Teachers had better chalk than I, as an unemployed 9 year old still living with her parents, could purchase. My dream was to be a teacher, and I spent my time away from school trying to get people, and pets, to let me teach them. I reasoned that teacher-grade chalk was my way to make this dream a reality.
My technique was to back myself against the chalkboard every afternoon as I left, say a hearty good-bye to my teacher, and swipe the newest, longest, whitest piece that I could find.
I was not like any of the vandals that you would see on TV. I would call my methods, unrefined. In fact, it was a miracle that I was not caught sooner. That’s right, I was caught, but let me continue.
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