Sunday, May 02, 2010

My Mom, Hilarious and Ungrateful :)

"I don't know what's wrong with Betty [younger sister of my mom]. You know her. She always buys me these crappy figurines that are like an angel or something with some slogan like 'sisters are friends forever.' Gag. It makes me want to stab myself in the eye! Why can't she get me a present that is good for something? I mean, what am I supposed to do with this stupid thing? Display it? I think the bag she put it in cost more than that dumb angel."

Yes, this is a direct quote.


Anonymous said...


I think that your Aunt Betty might actually be my mother. My sister and I have this conversation 3-5 times a year.

Geeka said...

I'm also concerned that your aunt betty might be my grandmother.
My grandmother is known for giving you make up that she bought at a flea market that is not good for your coloring and sometimes previously used.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

My sister and I know better. We both have decent taste, and both love a good pair of shoes.

Though the angel figurine would be a good threat to use on her if she refuses to cough up a Christmas request list. Last year, only the threat of granny panties finally did the trick.

Yes. That's it: a Precious Moments figurine.

Tenured Radical said...

My mother thinks that *all* gifts are a waste of money. Christmas becomes a particularly enraging time, for that reason, as people bring her stupid things like cookies, poinsettas and so on with money they could be otherwise saving for retirement. One particularly ridiculous friend noted that she had no Christmas wreath one year and actually bought her one on-line for the ridiculous sum of $25.00.

If the hope was to bring her into the Yuletide spirit, you will be glad to know it did not.

Prof. Koshary said...

I love your mom.

That is all.

Another Damned Medievalist said...

I think our mothers know each other ... and may be related.

Ann said...

I'm with Koshary. I'd like to have a cocktail and a smoke with your mother. (And I don't even smoke! She might not either. But it would complete the look, I think.)

Love TR's description of her mother, too. She sounds like a crank, but a principled crank. I like that.

Susan said...

I love this. Fortunately, no one in my family gives angel figurines. But if they did, I'd be with your mother on this.

Amy said...

And she is so right..... :-)