It’s Quips and Quotes Friday! Normally I try to bring you several quips and quotes to get you through the weekend, but the one I have for you today simply has to stand alone. Once you’ve read it, you’ll realize that nothing can or should follow it!
Let’s Not Talk About S-E-X
Earlier this week my schedule overwhelmed me and I didn’t get my blog out on Tuesday. As a result, I received a panicked phone call from my parents wanting to know where I was. They hadn’t heard from me in several days, and then I didn’t get my blog out, so they assumed that I was sick or injured. As I finally assured them that all was well with me, my mother decided to inform me that she wasn’t too keen on a couple of my last blogs.
“I wasn’t so crazy about your last couple of articles,” my 81-year old mother said to me.
“Oh? Which ones?” I asked as I wracked my brain for what I wrote that she wouldn’t like.
“Oh…you know the ones. The one about the cell phone, for starters.”
The cell phone? The only cell phone blog I could remember was the one where I had broken my cell phone, and that was several weeks ago. Why would she bring that one up now?
“Mom,” I said, “I have no idea what you’re talking about. The cell phone story was several weeks ago. Why would you tell me that today?”
“No…this one was a couple of days ago. You know the one…it was all about S-E-X.”
(Link to: Cathie’s blog about (Cell) Phone Sex)
“OH! That one! You didn’t like it? I’m sorry. What did you not like about it?”
“It was all about S-E-X,” she said. “And then you followed it a day or so later by that book that was all about S-E-X. Grey-something-or-other.”
“Fifty Shades of Grey?” I asked.
(Link to: Cathie’s blog about Fifty Shades of Grey)
“Mom,” I said. “I’m 41 years old. You don’t have to spell the word sex. You can simply say it. You don’t have to say ‘S-E-X.’” It’s okay to say it out loud.”
“Well, I know…but your dad’s in the room and I just don’t know what kind of ideas he might get into that head of his if I say it out loud!”
I was speechless. I’m still speechless. And that was way too much information!