Thursday, October 25, 2007

I’m Quite Sure on This One

I was chatting with my sister this evening. I was sitting in the parking lot of the grocery store and she was telling me about seeing one of our favorite humorists last night. After several minutes, I said I had to go; I needed to pick up some things for M’s birthday cake.

“Wait a minute,” she said, “When is his birthday?”

“Tomorrow,” I replied.

“What is the date tomorrow?” she asked.

“The 26th,” I said.

She was silent for a moment, then said, “Isn’t his birthday on the 29th?”

“No,” I said, “It’s the 26th.”

“Are you sure?” she asked.

“Yes,” I said.

She was silent for another moment. “Was it ever on the 29th?”

I didn’t know what to say. Finally I just said, “I’ve really got to go,” and we hung up.


Ruthie said...

I laughed out loud when I read this!

Was she... serious?

J said...

Yes, she was serious.

As we often say in our house after her outragous comments (either funny or infuriating) - it's her world; we're just living in it.

Pantheist Mom said...

But are you *really* sure?

J said...

Unfortunately, yes.

I guess you could say she didn't think about the words she was using, but the sentiment that she couldn't possibly be wrong, I must be...that was no mistake.

You'd have to know my sister, I guess. She takes self-absorbed to a new level. She's the primary reason we'll never live west of the Mississippi.

I've decided to start telling sister stories. Some of them are just too bizarre not to tell.

Pantheist Mom said...

Actually, I was asking if you were really sure when M was born.
You couldn't hear the inflection in my tone, lol....

YES That pickoff was Perfection! John and Q have watched it over and over on the internet because Q thinks it is so cool.

J said...

Ha! Yeah, it is tough to hear that inflection on email.


Ruthie said...

You could make it a recurring series, like a weekly thing. I get such a kick out of the sister stories.

Also, let me be the first to congratulate you on your team winning.

Sigh... if only the Mets hadn't gone down in flames.