I’d like to preface this by saying that I love my mother. I really, really do, but the woman is an EV to the max. Only, she doesn't just complain, she asks you to do things & then proceeds to nag you until those things are done. As I said in last Friday's post, she has zero patience, and from the moment I walked into work today, she was on me like a fly on sh*t. I swear, even a fly gives up after a while, but not this woman. If only I had this 19th century vampire killing kit. God knows I could use one...
Mother: JB, I want you to take me to the bank.
Me: Ma, we are in the middle of lunch service.
Mother: It’s OK, your sister is here.
Me: But what if she gets salad orders? She can’t watch the stove & make salads at the same time.
Mother: I don’t care. I need to go to the bank.
Me: Please, let’s just wait until lunch is over. We can go at 2pm.
Clearly, that was not the response she was looking for because she gave me this look of pure evil. I think I saw blood forming in the corners of her eyes. I think in that moment of silence, she was summoning her evil army of minions to attack me from behind.
Me: OK, OK.
I’ll do whatever you want, just take you fangs out of my neck, I thought to myself. (As if I would say that directly to her. I do value my life, you know.)
So, off we went to the bank. Actually, make that the banks because she had to go to all off them. Why, I have no clue. I’m on a need-to-know basis when it comes to her, so I didn't bother to ask.
After all the banking, it was back to work, and I went straight to my office to make a few calls. I was on the phone for about a minute, when I suddenly heard my mother coming (she was yelling) in my direction. I asked the person I was speaking with to hold the line for a moment.
Mother: You finish with the phone yet? I need it.
Me: What do you mean? I asked you in the car if you were going to need the phone when we got back here and you said no.
She didn't even answer. Instead, she proceeded to busy herself by going through some papers on my desk.
Me: Ma, are you looking for that invoice that you were telling me about? I will find it for you as soon as I’m done.
Mother: I want it now & I need the phone.
OH---MY---GOD!!! I was about to pop a blood vessel in my head. She literally stood there while I told the person on the line that I would have to call them back.
Mother: Finally. I use the phone now.
No sh*t, you EV, you sucker of my last drop of blood, I thought to myself, and it’s not even Friday. ~ sigh ~
Mother: Oh, and don’t forget to make the changes for the bills on the internet for me. I ask you for that since Monday.
Me: Excuse me, ma, but today’s only Tuesday. I’m going to do it, OK? Didn't I do all that other stuff for you?
Mother: You’re supposed to do it for me, I’m your mother.
Me: Right. Well, I hope you don’t need anymore blood from me today because I’m tapped out.
Uh oh, there was that look of pure evil again. Time to shut up before it’s too late, I thought to myself, and quickly found her the invoice she wanted. She took it and was gone, but not for long.
Mother: You did what I asked you?
Somebody save me!