Do you plan to marry and have a family?” the question came from one of the four male doctors simultaneously interviewing me for admission to Cornell Medical School.
"Yes. I hope to."
"So how will you balance being a doctor and having a family?" The question, of course, was meant to be rhetorical.
"Do you have a family?" I asked. My behavior was completely irrational under the circumstances, but I had decided to set him up for the kill.
"Then you tell me. How do you balance the two?"
A nice snotty answer, exactly the wrong tone for a medical school interview, but I couldn’t help myself. I’ve just blown my chances of ever being admitted here, I thought, and yet I couldn’t seem to find it in myself to feel regretful.”
City of One, by Francine Cournos
(if you ever want a really well-written, in-depth look at foster families and dysfunction, please read this book)