Tuesday, April 06, 2010

How to humiliate your mother in public

A special technique, as used by Soccer Boy. A grumpy, sore-footed, tired Soccer Boy who had been dragged around the local shops for longer than five minutes.

I bumped into an old friend I hadn't seen for years in a crowded bookshop. We had a lovely chat while Soccer Boy grew increasingly twitchy by my side. I thought it was boredom, but, actually he was planning his revenge. He waited until my friend had left, and then asked loudly: 'Where did you meet her, mum? Was it while you were IN JAIL?'

We went home. Which was exactly what he wanted.

ps The Koala has never been, nor does she ever plan to be, in jail.

11 comments:

Sarah Laurenson said...

LOL

OMG

LOL

What a genius you've got there, though I suppose you might not have felt proud at the time.

Travis Erwin said...

Now that is classic.

Bevie said...

Teenagers. haha

My nephew was with his mother grocery shopping in a crowded store. He grabbed something from the shelf and asked her if he could have it. She politely said, "No, we can't afford that."

To which he responded by cowering and crying out, "Don't hit me!"

My sister-in-law said she could have slapped him.

Robin S. said...

Kids. You gotta love 'em. Sort of. Maybe. All I can say is, wait until he's a teenager, honey!.

Kate said...

OMG I'm going to have to use that someday!

Mother (Re)produces. said...

You're too nice. After a crack like that, I'd have taken the little smartypants bra shopping. Everywhere.

Robin S. said...

Oh, MotherRE! Insta-classic answer to McK's trials! Love it, girl.

McKoala said...

Motheree, I love it! Just you wait, Soccer Boy...

Merry Monteleone said...

Oh my God, Soccer Boy is awesome!!! Okay, I know it sucked to deal with it at the time, but it's still awesome... now if you can just get him to use his powers for good... mwa-ha-ha.

Oh, and the bra buying would be a fantastic revenge... better if you took him to a mall his friends are sure to frequent...

Mother (Re)produces. said...

Actually, I was thinking of Father Ted when I said that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foFXj7pEj4g

writtenwyrdd said...

That's a great one. You have a very smart kid...one who needs a Koala Smackdown before he makes like Dr. Horrible and seeks to rule the world, bwahahahaha!