The Gifts Of The Gab

| Related | December 22, 2013

(My friend and I are visiting my parents. My mother has never been good at keeping secrets. It is near Christmas time 2007. My birthday is less than a month after Christmas. I am standing by my parents’ wrapped gifts to me, looking over a particularly large one. My mother whispers to my friend, but loudly enough for me to hear.)

Mother: “It’s a TV.”

Me: “Oh, real smooth, mom! What else did you get me, a Playstation 3?”

Mother: *smugly* “No, I got that for your birthday.”

Me: “Oh, Mom…”

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