My family and I are driving in the car on our way to Thanksgiving service at my church. I’m sitting in the back seat texting my friends.
Mom: Gyasi, where were you last night?
Me: Hmm? Oh we had a Thanksgiving dinner for the college group last night.
Mom: You didn’t tell me that.
Me: Yes, I did.
Mom: You told me you were going out with a friend.
Me: That was Monday night, Mom.
Mom: Are you sure that’s where you were? You didn’t answer my text.
Me: You texted me?
Me: Sorry, I didn’t see it.
Dad: Your mother’s trying to find out if you went out on a date with a boy.
Me: Wow. No, I didn’t go out with a boy. There were boys at the college thing, but on Monday night I went out with a girl friend. We used to work together at school.
Dad: (pause) Gyasi, how come you never go out with boys?
Me: (dejected) I don’t know, Dad. I don’t know.