So at GirlStart today the girls received letters from their penpals (who are adult volunteers in the area). Esperanza (not her real name) had forgotten that she had a penpal, and was wary about having received so chummy a letter from a stranger.
Her reply read something like this
I don’t know you. You are not my friend. I don’t know you.
Picture GirlStart volunteers falling over themselves with laughter. Our group leader, Guadalupe (not her real name) helped Esperanza to remember that she had previously written a letter to her penpal Aimee. Esperanza was thus persuaded to write a different letter on a more positive note.
But I liked the first one best. (doubtless for the same reason that in my favorite foto of myself I am four years old, wearing pigtails and a big scowl.)
In between gasps of laughter I gave a GirlStart affirmation: Wow, Espy, you really express yourself well in writing!