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Grandma got fired for being emotional

by jl333 on May 11, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

True story. Grandma called me late last night. I had to have known something was up because I'm usually the one to call her. My Grandma helps the court system do follow ups on troubled families. By nature, we are just a compassionate, sensitive family. I guess that's where I get my sensitivity from. Well, the courts explained to my Grandma, that she gets too emotionally involved in each case, therefore they were letting her go. For crying out loud, we can't help that we are criers! Geesh


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