Tuesday, July 13, 2010
What Should a Teenage Driver Never Do to her Mother?
Question #1: What should a teenage drive never do to her fragile, stressed-out, and vertigo-challenged mother?
Answer: Text her the following message while driving someone else's seven-year-old child. . . These brakes sound terrible!
To which the mother quickly replies. . . What do they sound like and where are you? . . . before running into the liquor store for a bottle of wine and some lottery tickets (which are really the only two remedies that the poor mother can think of when yet-another of the family's vehicles starts messing with her already-bad car-ma. . .)
Question #2: What is the next thing a teenage driver should never do?
Answer: Proceed to call said mother while she's in the liquor store and not leave a voicemail when the mother doesn't pick up.
Question #3: And what is the third - and final - thing that same driver should never do????
Answer: Not answer her phone or her text messages for the next forty-five minutes so that the mother will become frantic - visualizing both the teenager and her babysitting charge unconscious in a ditch somewhere and fretting over the lawsuit that would ensue for allowing the daughter to drive a unsafe vehicle while wondering how she could convince the jury that Roberta really was the prized car in the Spin family stable????
Question #4: And what - I might ask - is the moral of the story?
Answer: That next time A Mom on Spin needs to find a drive-thru liquor store!