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Mother Is Quaking With Fear

| Related | April 29, 2015

(I just moved out of my parents’ house and I haven’t delivered my bed to my new place, so I am sleeping on the floor on an airbed. All the sudden, I feel a ‘roll’ underneath me. It is coming from the ground. Earthquakes are extremely rare in Virginia, so I figure it is someone outside is doing construction and the vibrations are from the jackhammer or whatever. I roll over and go back to sleep. When I wake, I have over twenty messages from Mom. I call her.)

Me: “Mom, are you okay?”


Me: “Oh, is that what it was? I thought it was construction or something.”

Mom: “How can you be so nonchalant?! First you move out, then this happens!”

(I tried to convince her that it was a coincidence, but she didn’t listen. Probably when my younger sibling moves out, if an earthquake happens again, she’ll blame me.)

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