Z on Being a Writer

I thought it was funny (OK, maybe I have a bad sense of humor) last night when Z and I had an exchange like this on the way home from a late night of playing *basketball:

K: You should be studying more. Get serious. Get focus.

Z: I am, Mom. I’m working hard.

K: You want to make the best grades possible. Have the highest GPA you can.

Z: I know, Mom. (Silence.) (Now with an attitude.) I’m probably going to be a writer anyway.

Z hops out of the car and enters the house.

K trails behind him mumbling something like, “Writers need a good education, too, you know.”

What just happened here?

*Z was playing, not me, and he did well with 10points.

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