Friday, November 24, 2006

Rare Genes

My Mum contacted me yesterday. She didn't ring, pop round, send a text or message via Jack.
Instead, I received an email. From GenesReUnited.com.

Message from : Susan

Subject : Re - Your Mother

Hi Cherrypie - it''s your Mum here! I would love to see you sometime! If you won't come to me, when are you in?

You would think she was trying to make a point.

I visited her tonight. I know I'd worked 11 hours without a break, hadn't eaten, needed to sort out the laundry and had some reading to do in preparation for an important meeting tomorrow but it was the least I could to detour on my way home. I was pleased I had as I got back into the car for the long journey( half a mile) home afterwards. She'd given me my tea.

11 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

I'm sorry you're working 11 hours without a break, trying to sort out my holiday arrangements. Still, it'll soon be the weekend, and I'll have to start work.

9:35 am  
Anonymous Pie said...

lol, oh dear.

My dad deleted all my numbers from his phone because 'He thought that those phone numbers mustn't be in use any more' because I hadn't phoned in a while.

How come the 11 hours work?

1:12 pm  
Blogger Ces said...

Very clever of your mum and I am glad that she went out of her way to reach you. I know why she misses you so much and why she wants to see you. You are a darling person. Long work hours, what a drag, but you are young, just make sure you reinvigorate yourself!

1:14 pm  
Blogger Melora said...

I see where you get your sense of humor! Clever!
I'm glad she fed you -- after eleven hours work I'm sure you weren't in the mood to cook.

2:36 pm  
Blogger Seany said...

Mum's eh? You've got to love 'em.

You certainly have my sympathy with the long hours. On the bright side, it does make you appreciate the time off all the more. In my case, usually throwing out z's!

8:12 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

I actually didn't mean to make an issue about my working hours. I frequently keep ridiculously long days and I was taking advantage of the late night carparking provided to Christmas shoppers. Rather I was trying to express the sacrifice I made in calling round to see my Mum, who lives about 20 yards from one of my possible routes home.

She's lived there about 3 months and I've called round exactly 3 times in that period.

8:50 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Dave - I keep popping onto flybe.com whenever I get put on hold by a bank. Will you consider airports other than Norwich?

Pie - my Mum hasn't even given me her new landline number, and she always has her mobile switched off so you can't win with them.


Ces - I used to live by the maxim work hard, play harder. Now I'm just too flipping tired all the time.

Melora - it would have been the usual, a hunk of cheese or some cold macaroni.

Seany - that's something else we appear to have in common. There will be lots of zzzs emanating from this house over the next couple of days.

8:56 pm  
Blogger Sharon J said...

LOL. That, my dear, has given me a good idea for a story :-)

2:23 am  
Blogger Sharon J said...

Bloody beta Blogger wouldn't let me comment without signing in... AGAIN!!

2:24 am  
Blogger kj said...

cp, as a mum, i can confirm that it is a good thing to stop by to see your mother and have tea. i try to see my daughter once every two weeks. i am addicted to her humor and wise cynicism and i miss hearing her tell stories filled with large dollops of each. so i go to her, buy her dinner, pay full attention to her analysis of shopping for shoes, and fill up on how much i love her.

:)

6:50 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Yus. But if you're being serious, bear in mind my diary is locked at least 3 months ahead (at least as far as Sundays go) and has very few windows in it.

9:21 am  

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