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Published: Tuesday, March 26 2013 8:00 a.m. MDT

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Bountiful, UT

As your wife, I was also the recipient of mean comments because of my religion. And yes, the office space was small so if they were not sure I overheard them, they would go to my desk and repeat again whatever comment or question they made each other. It was not easy to be professional but there is no other way to face that problem. At the end, after some years of working there, I was able to get along with all except one. I moved to greener and nicer pastures and do not regret leaving that job for a minute. One may say it's the golden opportunity to talk about religion, to clarify missunderstandings, etc but truth is that can't happen when chances are it will turn into some kind of a battle. As I always responded to them: I will answer your question when you really want to sit and have a nice discussion about it leaving criticism and mocking aside. It never happened. So I guess, they were never interested.

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