Mum Is So Funny..Again!

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
February 20, 2011 6:37pm CST
It's great having Mum around because I witness daft things she does for myself lol. Earlier I stayed in the car as Mum and John went into B&Q which is a national chain of DIY stores that ALL look the same inside and out! Mum knows this but she still asked a shop assistant "where are your tomato growbags?" and the reply was, "they're outside" to which Mum exclaimed, "No, they're NOT!" According to John, Mum thought the shop assistant meant outside as in the front of the shop but ALL B&Q stores have a seperate gardening section. This is what the shop assistant meant. The next place we went to was another garden centre that we have visited before. It, too, has plants outside and other stuff inside, including seeds. As soon as Mum entered the large shop she went straight to the counter on her right and said, "Excuse me, where are your seeds?" Now, this wouldn't normally be funny but if she'd just turned LEFT there were a wall of seeds right there in all their glory lol. The lady behind the counter just pointed, Mum looked where she was pointing and went, "Oh!" Hahaha! The best incident came last. After the shopping we visited a pub that sells food. Again, we've been there before and I went to the toilet before settling down to order food. After the food Mum asked me where the toilets were and I said, "Just follow the bar round and it's the first door you come to." What did she do? WALK STRAIGHT ON! She also thought the snooker players looked a bit weird in the distance "like they're suspended in mid air." I laughed and said, "Have you seen the stairs leading up to the snooker table?" "Er, no!" Hahaha! I think she needs her eyes testing!
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@GardenGerty (96662)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Feb 11
Oh, she sounds so silly, but it is good to hear how happy you are when she visits you. I hope you got lots of things to grow and had a wonderful meal.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Feb 11
The meal was ace..but sooo much of it! On Saturday Mum prepared us a cheese and egg flan. She'd already done the pastry so it was just a case of adding the cheese, etc and cooking the whold thing in the oven. Honestly, it was AWESOME! How I love my Mum's cooking. John felt guilty about her being in the kitchen but she didn't mind as my Dad "eats like a bird" so she loves the fact her food gets eaten here and no-one moans about it.
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Your Mum sounds like a hoot and fun to be around. When is she going back? Are you going to have some time to spend together? I plan to spend some time tomorrow with my Mom...I spent most of yesterday with her...doing her taxes. But I still try and get in to town as often as I can to spend time with her. My Mom's a lot of fun, too.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Glad your Dad's ok. That could have been awful. Yeah, I have to get ready now to go in and see Mom, have lunch with a friend, mail stuff, etc. So you have a great day too.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Mar 11
Sorry for the delay in replying. How did it go with your Mum? Great I hope!
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
6 Mar 11
My Mom is doing fine. We went to a university girls' basketball game together last night and she was doing good...and the girls won by 31 points, so it was a good night all the way around!
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
21 Feb 11
The mother job is a universal job, which is so typical in the world and it is the ultimate. Many of the mothers are become busy after her children grown up. But u r really lucky that u r mother is spending her happy life with you. Don't miss if you have any chance to spend with your mom again. Enjoy well. have a nice day, God bless you and your mom.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Feb 11
Aww thanks for that. Next time I'll see her will be Easter but we chat on the phone a lot.
• India
21 Feb 11
Why u do chatting only. Don't u have any chance to meet your mom directly?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Mar 11
Sorry for the delay in replying. I live 100 miles away from my parents now. If the petrol was cheaper we could visit them more often but, alas, it's so expensive to travel anywhere in this country now. However, when I do visit Mum I'm often there for 2 weeks, not just a couple of days, so that makes up for the weekends I don't go..well, I hope it doesn anyway.
• United States
6 Mar 11
uff..my mom's usually good for the pointing out things.. like loudly telling someone they have toilet paper on their shoe. she has no sense of "indoor voice",or decorum for that matter. i have days where i wish a hole would open in the ground..
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Mar 11
She sounds fun to be with!
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• United States
6 Mar 11
she has her moments..but sometimes she can be a pain in the butt to deal with.
@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Feb 11
She may very well need her vision tested. When was the last time?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Feb 11
To be honest, I don't know but she knows it was longer than 2 years and it's every 2 years she's supposed to go. The thing with Mum is, if she's told she needs new lenses she will definitely want new frames (as she's "bored" with her present ones) so it will make it way more expensive. I suggested just getting her eyes tested for now and to keep hold of the prescription. That way she could get her frames/lenses by shopping around. I will mention it again tomorrow night when I ring her up. Me nagging her might spur her into action..but then again it might not!
• China
21 Feb 11
Your Mum played the fool.I think she is a lady of humour and wit.It is great that parents are still living and in good health.From your posting,I know of tomato growbags first.It seems to me that you make the most of the space to grow vegetables.those are true green foods.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Feb 11
The tomato growbags are for my Dad. Because he hasn't got transport to pick them up locally Mum asked my husband to put a couple in the boot of his car instead. Dad doesn't have to worry now.
@joygracia (1328)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
your so lucky to have her. She really knows how to make your day so happy. Thank you for sharing.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Feb 11
She does, you are right. She's even entertaining on the phone whenever I ring her up so I get the best of both worlds my friend.
• Pamplona, Spain
19 Mar 11
Hiya Janey, Your Mum is great fun to have around. I would love to be able to go Shopping with someone like your Mum. She says what she thinks too from what I can see. Shame you canĀ“t get to see here more often. I know you live such a long way from her as well. Well if you can stay with here for two weeks then that will make up for it wont it? Hugs to your Mum then and your Dad too.