- She told me I would amount to nothing. A receptionist in a manufacturing plant (which was my summer job).
- She told me I was neither stupid nor very bright thus should do her job. (because I clearly took after her)
- Whatever faults I had, I was ‘born that way’ (looove biological determinism).
- Whenever I told her, I was going to be okay (with regards to finding work), she would just smile and say ‘no, there is no room for you’ – though I think she might have been referring to the unemployement rate during the 90’s recession)