Thursday, 6 September 2012

Snippets of everyday conversation #18

The parents (aka my Mum and Dad) are round dropping our two boys home after kindly looking after them for the day.  We've all been sat together chatting and drinking tea for about half an hour. Everything appeared to be normal...

The female parent (FP):  " yes it's been a really lovely day, a real pleasure"

The male parent (MP) (completely out of the blue):  " As we were pulling up the brakes on the car failed".

FP: "Where on earth did that come from?"

MP:  "I'm just saying, the brakes have gone on the car".

Me: "And did you not think to mention that before now?!"

MP: "No. Anyway, it's ok, I'll get us home using the handbrake".

Me: "...if you were a rally driver maybe rather than a 74 year old man driving his wife home along a busy dual carriage way...".

Sometimes I despair.

1 comment:

  1. Ooops! Sometimes parents forget they are getting older, and that reactions and responses aren't what they used to be. Hope they get home OK :-)