When you are standing in a crowded elevator it is impossible to avoid hearing private conversations. I have overheard things that made me smile or laugh and I have listened as the jerk next to me argued with his girlfriend. This week I heard a young woman say, "Being a mother is a thankless, painful, job and you never get paid". I didn't get a chance to respond to her comment. Right on cue, as if to say "Amen", a bell sounded, doors opened and half the group filed out into the lobby. I wanted to tell her she was wrong about a few things.