One time, my Mom had a performance in a student recital after school. It was with her trio (Mom on the piano and two other girls on violin and cello). She grabbed a dress and black tights to change into after school. When she got to the conservatory practice room, she put on her dress and black tights. Uh oh! She had accidentally grabbed a pair of black tights with big holes all along the right side. Grandma always told Mom to throw away socks with holes in them but Mom didn’t listen. The holes were on the side that faced the audience! The dress wasn’t long enough to cover all the big holes. The stage was raised above the chairs in the auditorium. The audience had a spectacular view of all the big holes on Mom’s tights. Mom was sure the audience was more focused on her odd attire than her trio’s stunning performance.
Yesterday’s toilet incident was super funny. Mom wanted to take a picture with her iPhone to show Dad but she didn’t want to also drop her cell phone into the toilet. Here is another funny story that happened to my Mom:
My Mom had to take Home Ec when she was in junior high. I want to have a talk with her teacher because to this day, she still can’t cook or clean that well! When Mom was twelve and in grade seven, there was this assignment where the students had to use the sewing machine. There was a picture of a butterfly on a piece of paper and the students had to “sew” along the picture without thread. The point was to get little sewing machine needle holes along the outside lines of the butterfly. Mom was using the sewing machine and having a blast tracing the butterfly. When she got to the very end, there was a very tricky turn. Mom thought of a clever solution and used a sewing needle to punch the last three holes by hand. She wasn’t thinking at all and was so happy with her clever idea. Unfortunately, the Home Ec teacher walked by right as Mom was punching out the last three holes by hand. The teacher freaked out and ripped apart the paper. Mom tried to explain that it wasn’t what it looked like but it didn’t matter. Oooops.
I hope everyone is having a good Thursday that is free from silly shenanigans. It’s almost the weekend! Ta ta for now!
Hello, I hope everyone is having a lovely middle of the week Wednesday! I’m sure your day is going better than my Mom’s day. I can’t stop laughing!
Mom decided it was a good day to do some house cleaning. She cleaned the toilets and when she got to the master bedroom one, the toilet brush got detached from the handle stick. It was stuck in the hole of the toilet. She tried to screw the handle stick back to brush part but it got pushed deeper into the hole. Arrrrrrrrgggghhhhhh. Mom asked me if this was an appropriate time to say FML? I couldn’t stop laughing. Mom grabbed a whole bunch of plastic gloves likes these ones http://cleanones.com/products/categories/food-handling/ She tried and tried to get the stupid brush out of the toilet. Mom was freaking out because she did not want to call (or pay for) a plumber so she abandoned her dignity and tried to retrieve it with her hands & three gloves. Mom is germaphobe and hates touching dirty things. After five miserable minutes and some tears along with an angry tirade directed at the brush, Mom pulled out the stupid brush! This little doggie couldn’t help but laugh at her and tell her that it’s her own fault for trying to clean the house! Moral of the story – she should have gone shopping instead!
I hope the rest of your Wednesday goes better than my Mom’s! Ta ta for now!
Bonjour! Do You Speak French?
Je ne comprends pas français.
In Canada, everyone has to study French from elementary school to high school. My Mom has some funny stories from her school days.
One time, when Mom was just a kid, she had to take a school French test. It involved going into the storage closet, closing the door and singing “O Canada” in French into a tape recorder. Well, the first time didn’t go so well, so Mom tried to rewind and try again. She kept trying and trying and rewinding but kept laughing instead of singing. Also, she wasn’t sure if she was erasing other students’ renditions of “O Canada”! She could not stop laughing and finally just recorded some giggling. She never found out her grade and the teacher never said anything about it. Maybe the teacher had a good laugh? Mom was pretty sure she recorded over a few other students. Ha ha, oooops. At least it wasn’t the 25% that she got in a high school French test one time. She was pretty mortified by that grade.
Another time, in high school, Mom was writing a paragraph for a French class. She asked some random boy for help and he “corrected” it for her. The problem was, he thought it would be funny to write down absolute nonsense. Mom showed it to the teacher and the teacher was not happy. Ha ha, oops.
Well, I hope these two stories cheered you up! Ta ta for now, bonne journée! XOXO
One summer, my Mom stayed in Los Angeles over the summer. She was staying in an off-campus USC university apartment and was paired with a very nice roommate. They didn’t know each other but got along very well. One morning, Mom went to the kitchen and noticed what looked like a body rolled in a blanket on the couch. It looked like a human burrito from head to toe. Mom vaguely remembered that someone had come over the night before but did they leave? Where was her roommate? All she could see was the blanket, with no head or toes. Mom stood there and stared. It didn’t move for a very very long time. She couldn’t hear breathing and she was worried that the person underneath had suffocated or was short of oxygen. Mom thought about poking the body to wake it up but then she got scared. She considered using a chopstick or a spoon so that she didn’t have to touch it. Mom decided to go back to her room and hide. She took a peek later on and it still wasn’t moving. After some time, the person woke up slowly. It was her roommate’s sister! Mom was very relieved but she seriously thought it was a dead person on the couch!