I took his hand off my knee and said, “I don’t need that kind of help,” got up, and left. And it was the end of my academic career. I told no one about it, resigned a year early, and retreated to Florida to a friendship that was in the early stages. It turned into a strong relationship that lasted 40 years.
Isn’t it always this way, Ripley?
Life takes us in unexpected directions. Often, what we would have thought was our biggest problem opens up doors of possibility.
Though putting up with lecherous old lizards isn’t up there on my blessings list!