On A One-Way Street To Teasing

| MA, USA | Parents & Guardians, Popular, Siblings

(I am away at college, talking to my family on the phone. My sister is two years younger than I am. All three of them are on different extensions.)

Me: “Oh, hey, [Sister], did you take your driving test?”

Sister: “Yes.” *hangs up loudly*

Dad: “It, uh… it didn’t go so well.”

Mom: *trying not to laugh* “She went the wrong way down a one-way street.”

Me: “Uh-oh. Automatic fail?”

Dad: “Well, yeah… but then she got pulled over by a cop.”

Me: *bursts out laughing*

Mom: *she can’t help laughing either* “Don’t be mean.”

Me: “So, did she get a ticket?”

Dad: “No, but I got an earful from the examiner all the way back to the DMV. And she knows your cousin [Name], so…”

Me: “Oh, boy. Next reunion is going to be interesting…”

(For the record, she passed the test on the second try. And most of our (extremely numerous) cousins refrained from too much teasing. But not all of them.)


May Theme Of The Month: Revenge of the Geeks!

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They’re The Same Thing, Really

| USA | Siblings

(I’m a college student. One day, I’m sitting at the kitchen table, marking up the textbook for one of my classes. My youngest sister is six, and at home with a fever. She comes over to see what I’m doing.)

Sister: “Why are you drawing in that book? I thought only babies did that.”

Me: *laughing* “Babies, and college students.”