Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. -C. S. Lewis
Question #92075 posted on 03/05/2019 10:40 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Did any of you get the gum purity example lesson growing up?

-I did

A:

Dear friend,

Yeah, totally. Or a cupcake where the frosting gets licked off, or a crumpled dollar (that one was a little better because it's still worth the same amount, but like...???) and I'm a baby, so this was like... only a handful of years ago. I really wish I wasn't taught that. I wish we focused more on stories of repentance and forgiveness and less on how mistakes make you less desirable. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear Me Too,

I didn't get that one specifically, but I did get one about a candy bar--who would want a candy bar that someone else had already taken a bite out of? (Lots of people, that's who, and also women aren't candy bars so let's stop treating them that way.)

-Alta

A:

Dear you,

No, but FLASHBACK ALERT this one time a girl in a seminary lesson for some reason dumped a cake into the trash and I then fell out of my chair hand stretched out to the trash screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"  because who could anticipate that turn of events like what kind of monster throws away a cake and then later in the lesson pulled out cupcakes from somewhere to share to make her point and acted like it was all better now but it obviously wasn't because cupcakes are inherently inferior to cakes and crimes against pastry had clearly been committed and after school I wanted to go find the cake and rescue it from its dingy rubbish bin prison and eat it but I didn't because who knows and I don't know what lesson I was supposed to learn that day Leah you dessert murderer and sometimes I still think about that cake and cry a little bit and it's been probably fourteen years and the memory is still raw but maybe I did learn something after all because not three hours ago I found part of a pizza in the trash and ate it.

Completed at last,

--Ardilla Feroz

A:

Dear you,

Thank goodness I did not. Actually I don't remember many of my Young Women's lessons. So maybe I did and I just can't remember?

-guppy of doom

A:

Dear you,

Every time I happen to read your question whilst perusing through the questions inbox, I keep on initially interpreting it as referring to people's actual gums, and am really confused why we'd be getting a lesson about something like gingivitis.

~Anathema