Mother Isn’t Mostly Harmless

| Related | November 14, 2015

(I’m speaking with my mother, who recently decides to send some very important information to my ‘spam’ email address, where said information is embedded at the very end of a two-page long account of news she’s already told me over the phone. At the time, I was away, and only found out about the email when she casually mentions it a month later.)

Me: “You do realize that I can’t use that any longer, right? And that I made an unintentionally uninformed decision because of this?”

Mom: “Well, it’s not my fault you don’t take an interest in getting news.”

Me: “Mom, that’s like if the city council decided to knock down your house to build a bypass, and put the plans are in the basement of City Hall without telling you they were there. And then saying you should have known all along about them.”

(And that’s when I realize the first example that popped to mind was, in fact, a reference to Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’.)

Me: *suddenly bursts into laughter* “…and by association, I think I just called you a Vogon.”

Mom: *completely oblivious* “Huh?”

Me: “Probably better you don’t know…”

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