Wednesday, June 6, 2012


The following is a conversation I had with my mom last night.
Mom: There's a parakeet living in our backyard right now.

Me: Nooo there's not.

Mom: Yes, there is.

Me: A parakeet?! No.

Mom: Yeah, it's like green and yellow.

Me: Really??? Wow, that's so weird! Where do you think it came from???

Mom: I don't know, I mean I've seen them before.

Me: Wait, are we thinking of the same bird here? Like...the kind that talks?

Mom: (Without a trace of mocking or condescension) No, that's a parrot. Anyway, your dad's seen it more than I have, but...
And then she continued as if she were not speaking to a complete moron.

No comments: