After Sunday School I had a chat with one of our little youth girls. Before I tell you our conversation, watch this clip from The Office. If you can't watch it all, speed up to 1:15.
We were talking about how she volunteers at a local library. (The local library to be precise. It's not like I'm in a metropolis here.)
Me: "Oh, that's my dream job! I would love to work at a library!"
7th Grader: So that's what you're going to college for?
Me: "Well, no. I've already been through college actually."
7th Grader: Oh, so what did you go for?
Me: "I got a degree in Educational Ministries."
7th Grader: So... what's that?
Me: "Well, I could um, I could well... I could like write Bible studies or lesson plans for people to do Bible study."
7th Grader: So you went to college to be a Sunday School teacher?
Me: "Um, well, no it's a little more involved than that. I mean, I would get paid to like, you know write... Bible... stuff."
7th Grader: Oh well, I'm pretty sure the people who teach Sunday School here get paid.
Me: "Ahhh... not quite sure about that. I don't think I would want to be a Sunday School teacher anyways."
7th Grader: But you've been to college. What do you, like, do?
Me: "Uhh... I don't really do, anythi-- so you say you're in Beta Club, huh?"
All I've been able to think about today is her saying: "What do you, like, DO?"
I feel like Michael did at the end of this video. I was literally thinking in my head, "Subject change! I need a subject change!" And it's not that this girl didn't understand the point of my degree. I just literally don't "do" anything.
I guess in this day and age that's weird. Maybe I'm a waste, who knows?
But I know I'm not paying $30,000 worth of loans to be a Sunday School teacher! (Call it pride, but that's the part that hurt the most!)