“Dr. Lewis, will my son be normal?”
“Mrs. Gladstone, if you mean by normal will your boy be an overachiever: graduate from college, get a high paying job; marry a classy woman and have beautiful, genius, children and belong to the Country Club? That is considered exceptional...
Conversely, if you mean by normal will your son be a underachiever: won’t finish high school, lose his driver’s license; is regularly unemployed, has a pregnant girlfriend with a couple of kids? Unfortunately, these days that is normal. Your son will never be exceptional, Mrs. Gladstone, but he will be normal.”
Friday Fictioneers: 04/18/14
Word Count: 100
Many thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers.