Thursday, November 19, 2009
Hurry Up and Wait
My Mom was going out to eat with my sister's family the other night. I wanted to see if I could swing by and drop off some stuff before she left.
"We're not going to be home."
"But you still have an hour before you have to be at the restaurant."
"We're leaving now."
"But Ma, it takes five minutes to drive there. What are you going to do with the other fifty-five minutes before they get there?"
"Well, we have to park."
"And walk in."
"How long could it take to park and walk in a restaurant?"
"Well, Bob's driving." Right. Half an hour to pull into a parking spot and half an hour to find the door. Not that I'm that much better. Today we went on a high school tour with Bar Mitzvahzilla and I led us to the wrong parking lot, like on the garbage bin side of the high school, not the front door side. We had to hike a mile to get to the door. Then we went to his basketball game after school and I directed Husband to the wrong school. So I can relate to this stuff.
But an hour to drive five minutes?
There's no arguing with my mom. I tell her I'll drop the stuff by the next day and agree with her, saying "You'd better hurry up."