I know my mother isn't a stupid person but...

@cripfemme (7719)
United States
October 13, 2008 7:32pm CST
I told my mom about this fellowship I want to apply for at Mount Holyoke through the Women's Studies Center. Her first question, as it always is, is, "Does it pay you money?" I couldn't lie so I told her no because it's true. Then she said, "Why are you applying for it?" I said, "Well, they give you a free bus pass which would translate into free rides on the paratransit service and God knows I need it as I spend several hundred dollars on van service per month. They also provide you with access to computer ink, paper, and copying. Another big expense in my life. Plus, it boosts the resume which can never hurt. So after we talked for awhile, she wasn't getting it and then randomly when we moved onto another subject she suddenly goes, "Oh, if they buy it for you you don't have to buy it!" I laughed and was thinking to myself, "Well, duh!"
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• India
14 Oct 08
Do not talk bout ur mom lik that
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@Emilyzhu (147)
• China
14 Oct 08
Since we now have more and more high education ,we know much more than our mothers ,and wo have so many new thoughts .however ,wo shuold not laugh at them at any times ,they are all great ,they love us so much ,wo should honor them ,and give them understandings as much as possible .
@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Awww. Many people have never heard of fellowships and wouldn't understand the concept. Now that you've explained, she gets it.
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• United States
19 Oct 08
No, she isn't stupid, a little slow on the uptake but not stupid.Well at least she finally understood you. Best of luck on the fellowship.