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    Forgot To Forget

    | Oakville, ON, Canada | Parents & Guardians

    (Despite being very absent-minded, I am very prideful and hate being reminded of obvious things, regardless of whether I actually needed the reminder. I apply to a college program, and receive an e-mail response about setting up an interview time. I tell my mom, and she and I discuss the fact I can’t have an interview until the following week. The next day, she texts me to ask if we could shop for an interview outfit, and to ask if I know how I will word my e-mail. After I reply, she says:)

    Mom: “Great. I guess you will remember that you can’t have the interview until after [date].”

    Me: “Well, I guess we’ll never know, because you just reminded me anyway.”

    (I can’t tell if that was just the wording she chose, or if she was trying to remind me without “reminding” me. In any case, her response was, “Good one.”)

    My Family And Other (Extinct) Animals, Part 3

    | Culpeper, VA, USA | Siblings, Spouses & Partners

    (My wife is texting with her sister about a homeschool trip to see some newly discovered dinosaur tracks nearby…)

    Wife: “We have to leave early Friday. We’re going to see some newly discovered dinosaur tracks in Culpeper.”

    Sister: “For a school project?”

    Wife: “Yes.”

    Sister: “Really? I thought they were extinct.”

    Wife: “…”

    Sister: “That’s creepy. I’d be scared.”

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    I’m Singeing In The Rain

    | IL, USA | Parents & Guardians

    (I am away at college and this is over texting with my mother. The weather was predicted to be above 60 for the next few days, which is unusual for IL.)

    Mom: “Did you buy an umbrella today?”

    Me: “No, I didn’t buy an umbrella today.”

    Mom: “Oh well. At least it’s warm out if you get soaked tomorrow.”

    Blood Is Thicker Than Insults

    | IL, USA | Siblings

    (I recently found out that I have the same blood type as my older brother, so I decide to give him a hard time about it. This takes place over text.)

    Me: “Apparently we have the same blood type. So let me know if you ever need a kidney or anything.”

    Brother: “Forget the kidney. I’ll just harvest your organs and sell them on the black market.”

    Me: “Oh, jeez, lol.”

    Brother: “Of course, I’ll have to market them as pediatric sizes since you’re so short.”

    Me: “Oh, haha. Very funny.”

    The Text Was Just The Tip Of The Ice

    | Dubuque, IA, USA | Siblings

    (As I’m leaving my sister’s apartment at night, I slip on some black ice and hurt my knee. While my mom drives me home, I realize I should probably let her know about it so she doesn’t get hurt.)

    Me: “Be careful; bottom of your stairs is black ice.”

    Sister: “Okay.”

    (Once we get home, I finally get a good look at my knee, then send her a picture to emphasize she should be careful.)

    Sister: “What did you do?!”

    Me: “HOW DID YOU THINK I KNEW ABOUT THE BLACK ICE?!”

    Text Is Better Without The Context

    | AL, USA | Parents & Guardians

    (A brief email from my mother:)

    Mom: “Had a little adventure this morning. Helped two men pick up a 10 lb snapping turtle with an Ikea bag that was in my trunk, then delivered him to Mallard Lake and carried him to the lake and set him free.”

    (That sort particularly atypical.)


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