Monday, July 20, 2009

Talks with My Mother

[Translation: "Mom, what future do you see for that women's liberation moveme... no, nothing, forget it."]
My mother: So what is your boyfriend doing right now?

Me: He's doing the dishes.

My mother: This is so wrong! You should do that instead of him. What did he get his PhD for? To do the dishes?

Me: But, Mom, I also have a PhD.

(A long pause).

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry, Clarissa. This must be very tough for you.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry too. Do not even know what to say...
V.

Clarissa said...

Thank you or support, guys! But I didn't mean it as a sad story. I just think it's very funny. :-)

Natalee said...

I guess it could be seen as funny. In a really scary sort of way.

Anonymous said...

I told this story to my daughter the other day...
Her best friend is not treated the same way as her (friend's) brother by their parents...
V.

Clarissa said...

My mother always feels very sorry for all of my boyfriends because these "poor boys" are stuck with me. :-)

LaShawn said...

I laughed! My mom is in her 50s and pissed off at most men (especially her husband), so she'd "hurrah" you allllllll day for that one!

Clarissa said...

Thank you, LaShawn! :-)

khw said...

You have to love Mafalda!

Sorry about your mother's comments

Clarissa said...

Mafalda is my best friend's nickname because they have a lot in common. :-)