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January 29th, 2009
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I'm Tired and Cranky and Have a Sore Throat
It's at times like this when it would be nice to have a mother instead of just being one iykwim. Which brings me to one of my favorite jokes:

One of my favorite jokes is about a mother helping out a sick daughter.

Ring ring
A: Hello, darling. It's Mother. How are you?

B: (sobbing) Terrible.

A: What's wrong, honey?

B: Everything! I'm all alone with the kids.

A: Is he away on business again?

B: Yes, and the kids are all sick. Throwing up and diarrhea and snotty noses,
all at once. And the endless laundry and trying to make the food that each one
will eat and hoping it will stay down and all their toys everywhere. And now
*I'm* sick, too, and I haven't slept in days and I just. can't. take. it.

A: Darling, it's okay. Everything will be better in an hour. I'm coming right
over. I'll stop at the grocery store on the way and pick up a few supplies and
then the first thing I'm doing is putting you straight to bed. You need to
catch up on your sleep or you'll never get better! And while you're sleeping,
I'll clean the house and take care of the kids and make dinner for you all.

B: Oh Mom! You're so good to me.

A: Don't be silly! What are mothers for? Carol - really, you should have
called me before things got this bad.

B: Carol? My name is Diane.

A: Is this 555-4565?

B: No, it's 555-4566.

A: I'm terribly sorry. I must have dialed the wrong number.

B: (panic in voice) Does that mean you're not coming over?

I'm using my sleep icon because that's what I wish I were doing right now.

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[User Picture]
Date:January 29th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Heh, I know a variation on that where the son phones his mom and they have a lovely conversation in which he promises to come over with the family for shabbes. "Oscar? I'm Alex!" "This isn't my son Oscar Gold?" "No, I'm sorry. I must have dialed the wrong number." "Does this mean you aren't coming for shabbes?"

Feel better. Sorry for bugging you with beta requests when you're under the weather.
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Date:January 30th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
No problem. I'm not even sure I'm actually sick, just more on the verge of it. And I will try to beta this weekend.

Funny about the variation.
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[User Picture]
Date:January 30th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hugs and I hope your mother and aunts enjoyed it.
[User Picture]
Date:January 30th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
Good joke. I do hope you know SOMEONE who will come over and make you tea and such. Or that a daughter will.

I was sick last week and feeling much the same way.
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Date:January 30th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
I hope you're better now.

Are you home? What's up with you? I feel... out of touch.

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Date:February 1st, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
love the joke :) hope you feel better soon!
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Date:February 2nd, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm much better now and glad you liked the joke!
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