Monday, October 28, 2013

For T-Rex, I wonder if she remembers

"This freaking thing keeps messing up..." I mutter, toying with my phone. My sister is driving, I am riding shotgun, and my mother is in the backseat. If there two other adults in the car, she always relegates herself to the back seat.

"Mom! Mary said the F-word," my sister calls, trying in vain to get a rise out of our mother. Mom makes a non-committal grunt.

"I said freaking. Don't be dumb." I actually make quite the effort not to curse around my family. "Curse words" spill out of my mouth when I'm at home or around friends, but around my family I try not to curse. I try really really hard not to say goddammit.

"Your face is dumb," she retorts. Our most beloved comeback, made doubly funny by our near-identical faces. I return my attention to my phone. It has trouble picking up wi-fi signals in certain areas. It currently shows a wi-fi connection, three bars! But I am unable to connect to FourSquare. How will I collect my intangible internet points?

"Freaking phone," I say. I tap the screen in vain.

"Mo-om, she said it again," my sister sings out, glancing in the backseat with the rear-view mirror. I roll my eyes and I give in.

"Fucking phone."

"Tsk!" Mom finally comes to life. "Mary, you're too beautiful to say such ugly words."

"I'm too beautiful NOT to say such words," I say with a grin. Mom tsks shakes her head. My sister is giggling like mad and I fear we might die in a fiery crash.

1 comment:

Tiffany Anne Kuechenmeister said...

Do you remember how mom loves Bridget Jones' Diary because of how they said the "f" word with a british accent? I mentioned that the other day and she had no idea what I was talking about!