Conversations with Mom
I had to drive into work last night out to Encino. Which meant a thirty minute drive. Which meant I made a phone call to pass the time. Haven’t talked to my Mom in a while so I can A. catch up and B. log some time on the Which Kid Hasn’t Called Me This Month roster and avoid the sarcastic milk carton comments.
I had to shake my head clear after I was done. The conversation went something like this:
Oh well hello. How have you been?
I’ve been well. I’m driving out to work.
You’re working? This late? I have to work tomorrow too. 6 am. They told us not to show up for overtime on Saturday because there’s no work but they didn’t say not to show up for overtime on Monday so I’m going in early.
If they’re not going to tell me, then I’m going to show up. What are you working on that you need to go in this late?
Well, nothing important. I just like to go in when no one’s areound so I can work on the server and not have to force people to log off. Plus I don’t have to engage in idle chit chat.
I hate that too. I saw 88.
It’s a movie. Al Pacino is in it. I can’t tell if it’s an old movie or it just hasn’t come out yet.
Is Pacino old or young in the movie?
Then it’s probably a newer movie.
Yeah. I don’t think it’s out yet. My friend got a spoiler.
You know, when the DVDV* is not out yet. You know Norm’s birthday is coming up.
(head beginning to hurt) What?
Norm’s birthday. It’s coming up. It’s a big one.
We should have a big party then.
No one had a party for me when I turned 30 or 40 or 50 or 60.
I’m at work. I gotta go now.
OK, it was nice to hear from you. Bye! Love you!
*To my mom’s credit, she knows it’s DVD, but she likes calling them DVDVs. And for all you people who read this (you know who you are) and think “Oh. So many things make sense now, well… now you understand what I have to deal with.