Fairy Tale Characters:
John — the Father
Corey — the prospective Son-in-law
Marie — the Daughter
Knavs — the Wife
Marie brings her boyfriend home to meet her parents. After dinner, Knavs tells Marie’s father, a media celebrity, to find out about the young man. He invites the boy to his study for tea.
“So what are your plans?” John asks the Corey.
“I am a religious scholar and want to marry your daughter” he replies.
“A scholar,” the father says. “Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in, as she’s accustomed to?”
“I will study,” the young man replies, “and God will provide for us.”
“And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?” asks the father.
“I will concentrate on my studies,” the young man replies, “God will provide for us.”
“And children?” asks the father. “How will you support children?”
“Don’t worry, sir, God will provide,” replies the boy.
The conversation proceeds like this, and each time the father questions, the boy insists that God will provide.
Later, the mother asks, “How did it go?”
The father answers, “He has no job and no plans, and he thinks I’m God.”
A fairy tale? Hmmmmm . . .
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