Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Mommy...

A conversation while standing in the checkout line at WalMart and upon discovering I was directly behind a co-worker:

Co-worker: "Oh hi, Dean. How's it going?"

Me: "Pretty well. How about you?"

Co-worker: "Can't complain. Chocolates, huh? For the girlfriend? Good man!"

Me: "Uh, not exactly. This is a replacement gift for my mother's birthday this week because I stupidly thought the other box would be safe in my house for several days."

Co-worker (with a look one might give a person when trying to ascertain if he is insane or just completely stupid): "Oh, I see. Hmm, well ok, I hope you have a good Thanksgiving. I will see you, umm, next week I guess."  -the last part said while tiptoeing away as if to avoid stepping on an Iraqi landmine.

Oh yeah, mom, guess what you are getting for your birthday. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!


  1. Sad. Just sad. lol

  2. Rupert!!! Go buy your Wonderful Mother a birthday present!!!