"We'll talk in the car, Jason."
* * *
"What happened in there, dad? Am I going to get the job or not?"
"No, you're not taking that job."
"Jason, I'm going to have to give you some history lessons about individual rights, limiting the power of government, and other issues that are at stake here."
"There are issues at stake here? For delivering newspapers?"
"Yes, as silly as it may sound, and principles. Important ones."
"Whatever. I just need some money this summer."
* * *
"Hey, Giselle. How was the mall?"
"Crowded. But I found the cutest little dress for Marly's birthday. How'd Jason's job interview go?"
"Surprisingly not well. It turns out that Jason needs a level one security clearance to ride around on his bike and deliver newspapers."
"A level one security clearance."