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Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother ...
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Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother Joe, who is now president of the company, the business has nearly tripled in size during Eric’s ownership tenure. The holder of a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Dakota, Eric has taught courses in history and political science at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He is also an adjunct lecturer in history for Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Eric’s hobbies include Minnesota Twins baseball, Bach organ music, bookstores, hiking, photography, singing old country music with his brother Joe, and watching the wildlife on the swamp in front of his house eight miles outside of Fertile, Minn.
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I am at the Barnes and Noble. The girl next to me is talking very, very loudly to her elderly father on the phone. She has to repeat everything two or three times. Everything. I was getting irritated until the conversation graduated into farce. 

It was clear that she had just brought her boyfriend home to meet her elderly parents. Dad was worried he didn't make a good impression. Daughter assured him, no. 

Finally,

"Dad, I have a medical question." 

"Mark and I don't believe in sex before marriage"

Okay. 

"But is it possible to get pregnant through clothing?"

I assume her father is a doctor. 

"Well, I am on the pill and everything, but sometimes I forget."

Forget to wear clothing? 

As I write this, the details are continuing to pour out, audible to at least twenty people. 

"So as long as I am on the pill and I am wearing clothing, we should be all right." 

Likely. 

"Oh, hi Mom!"

Apparently somebody heard Dad's end of the conversation and grabbed the other extension in a hurry. 

The world is bizarre. I don't expect you all to believe me, but this is happening. Loudly. In Barnes and Noble. 

UPDATE: Now it all comes out. She has had a couple of drinks and her boyfriend Mark didn't want her to drive home, so she is hanging out in a coffee shop. 

And now: "Mark's parents are super Christian so it is important that I am a Christian, and they are glad you are a Christian, too!"

Just keep your clothes on, girl. 

FURTHER UPDATE: 

"Well, actually, I called to tell you I am engaged!"

"Dad, are you there? I am ENGAGED." 

"Dad?"

 

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