Mom: There's a parakeet living in our backyard right now.And then she continued as if she were not speaking to a complete moron.
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...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The following is a conversation I had with my mom last night.
at 8:55 AM