Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How I got my sense of humor

It was a special day, I was given my first watch - a Timex with a green and blue striped cloth wrist band - and got to go to the neighborhood burger joint with my mom. Now, mind you, this was before there was a McDonalds or Burger King on every street corner, so going out for a burger was a great treat. Fresh ground beef patties and Tillamook cheese grilled to order while you waited.

We ordered-up at the counter, filled our beverage cups and grabbed a table in the small room next to the counter. We sat and talked while we waited for our food. I held my pop in my left hand. The same hand on which I wore my watch.

My mom suddenly broke into a huge grin and asked, "What time is it?"

Without thinking, I twisted the hand holding my pop over so I could read the time on my beloved new watch, tipping my drink. Out spilled the pop, all over the table and me, leaving a brown sticky mess and a hysterically laughing mother.

As I sat there in the cold wetness, my mother was trying to compose herself. She new very well what she was doing when she asked me the time. My own mother, setting me up for a prank. Sick. Twisted. Funny as hell.

This was my mom and her humor. I loved it and wanted it as my own. I have worked it and honed it over the years, but I will never be as good as the master.

17 comments:

Marla said...

Oh my goodness, I love this. Seriously, I adore your mother and am so happy the legacy of sick and twisted continues with you. Awesome!

My word verification is SHUSH. Is your blog telling me to shut up?

Brian Miller said...

haha. that was amazing. your mom sounds like a hoot.

on a side note...you should link this up with theme thursday. this weeks theme is lunch and it fits the bill to a T...i mean soda...oh well...

Adoption of Jane said...

LOL! Thats awesome! I pull pranks on my kids all the time.

Coffeypot said...

Sooo...don't leave us hanging. What time was it?

Cloudia said...

Bless your dear MoM!




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Green-Eyed Momster said...

Hee he! Sorry for laughing but that was funny!

Do you still have the watch or just the memories?

Silver said...

I like this woman VERY much ;)..

hugs,
~Silver

Unknown Mami said...

That sounds like a joke my mother would pull. I love humor. Love it!!!

I read the title of this post and wanted to write "How I lost my sense of humor", but I can't because I haven't.

Jon Parsons said...

HA!!!

Love it man...

funny as well how similar our stories are... you should check out the recent post on my blog about a similar experience with ketchup...

Matty said...

What a great memory. I'm happy that you are writing about her and sharing her personality with us. You are a chip off the ole blockette.

Jana said...

Your mom sounds amazing and full of life…no wonder you are so funny

Tabor said...

I find it wonderful that you shared your mom's pranky humor. I am the kind of person that would have been very irritated and not found it funny at all to tease a small child. But I was probably too serious a youngster.

the walking man said...

I have to go out and buy my granddaughter a watch and take her to lunch now. That was GREAT!!!!

Peter Stone said...

Master indeed - that's some mother.
My older brother pulled the same trick on me - milk went everywhere.

sheri... said...

just the thought of you eating a burger with tillamook cheese on it was enough for me to give you a shout-out! i spent many a summer with my grandparents, enjoying the little town of harbor, right out of brookings, the most.
great memory of one great lady, i'm sure!

Buzzard said...

It's great to remember your mom in such a fun way!!

Ji said...

very fond memories about your mom,
cool post!
thank you for sharing part of yourself with others.

smiles!