|The following are telephone conversations that took place recently between my mom, sister and me:
Mom: "Watcha' been up to?"
Me: "Not much; working on my new book."
Mom: "Oh, I see. When are you going to let me read more of it?"
Me: "When it's finished! Why haven't you called?"
Mom: "I been busy and the phone works both ways, you know."
Me: "I know that, but sometimes, I'm just testing you--make sure you don't forget about me."
Mom: "Well, I may be forgetting some things these days but you're certainly not one of them."
Mom: "Hey. What was your name again?"
Mom: "Ha! Just teasing you--you ain't the only one with a sense of humor, ya know? Wanna hear something funny?"
Mom: "Well, I have some new folks I'm pet sitting for and they have a German Shepherd and a big black mixed dog. I took them both out on the leash at the same time and the black dog turned around real quick like--almost like he was scared of something. It caught me off guard and knocked me off balance; I ended up on the ground. The next thing I recall was that the German Shepherd came at me over my head and jumped on the black dog. I thought, 'this is it; I'm going to be attacked by them for sure.' Well, the German Shepherd wasn't attacking me, he was jumping the other dog. He must have thought that I was being attacked."
Mom: "That German Shepherd is a nice dog; he really likes me."
Me: : "That isn't funny at all; you could have been killed. You know I don't like it when you take on new clients..."
Mom: "Harrumph! I can take care of myself. You're just like your father; you worry too much. I gotta go, Wheel of Fortune is on."
Me: "Okay, bye. (Calling my sister.) Have you talked to mom lately?"
Sister: "No, why?"
Me: "She got pulled to the ground by a big dog and then another dog jumped the other dog over her head."
Sister: "What kind of dog was it?"
Me: "German Shepherd."
Sister: "Oh, they are very protective."
Me: "She could have been hurt."
Sister: "You worry too much; you get more like dad everyday. I gotta go, Wheel of Fortune is on."
Does anyone else fail to see the humor in this? Or is it just me?
Monday, March 18, 2013
Posted by Gianetta at 11:30 AM