Monday, June 23, 2008

My work here is done

So we were expecting a few (or a few dozen, I didn't pay much attention) people for dinner at our humble abode we call home. As our kitchen was temporarily short staffed due to one of our support staff/household help (whatever... I hate the term servants, sounds so 1884) running away (possibly a consequence of some of my actions, but we'll let that be for now), other members of my family were dividing a few tasks between themselves.

And as always, being the shining light onto the world that I am, I decided to volunteer my services to help them (because I felt a bit Christmas-sy, not because I had any guilt. Why would you think that? Geez.)


Right.

Apparently my family thought I was joking. Not that I blame them. So after a few minutes, after the loud laughter subsided, they continued their conversation, ignoring my expert advice.

Afterwards, when everyone went their way, sensing my opportunity, I went to the only person in the whole world who'll endorse my candidacy for President, my Mom. Then the following conversation ensued:


Me: So, Mom i wanna help out . . .
Mom: .. that joke is getting old, now ....
Me: No, seriously
Mom: Ok.... If you really want to help, just get ready on time ...
Me: Sure, I'll do that .. that's reasonable ...
Mom: And by on time I mean before the guests are scheduled to arrive, not when half the evening is over ....
Me: .... Ok, That's a little too much but do-able ....
Mom: And then come out of your room and say HI to them ....
Me: (*rolling eyes*, *shrugs*, *throws hands in the air*) Fine .... if you insist ....
Me: But seriously Mom, I wanna help ... anything I can do ...
Mom: No .. it's ok .... thanks ... it's the thought that counts ...
Me: Mom, please ..... I promise it It won't affect the once-in-six-months-schedule
....
Mom: Ok ... Ok .... Let's see .... if you really want to do something .......
Me: Yeah ....
Mom: Don't call the household help to do small tasks like fetching your shoes from YOUR cupboard ... or getting a can of Diet Coke from the refrigerator .... until the last of the guests have left ...
Me: WHAT? ... *gasp* *gasp* That is blasphemous .....it curtails my fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution ..... it's forcing me to do something which is not only difficult but quite impossible ....
Me:
*regaining composure* *tones down crazy* ... However, If that helps ....
Mom: Yes, it does ......
Me: Ok ..... that is asking too much .... but in the spirit of helping, I will not ask them to do such errr...ummm.... ahem .... *cough* small *cough* tasks....
Mom: Thank you .....
Me: Well, I'm just glad I could help out . . .
Mom: Yes, I don't know what I would have done without your help, son ....



Touché.


You know, sometimes, Mothers say the darnest things!!

For all those naysayers who doubted the degree and extent of my laziness . . . the defense rests. Metaphorically and physically.

8 comments:

closetalk said...

o.my.

dat's all.
o wait. let me guess. delhi?

:)

Dark Knight said...

hehehehe.... at least you tried to help out, and your mom counts it lol :P

Anyway, your mom is so sweet....
I was just trying to imagine your reactions, and i couldn't hold laughter *laughs hard* lol :P

chandni said...

really, get up and be nice already.

Jeez!

chandni said...

you're getting fans on my blog. Just because of your latest comment!

U have fant. on MY blog.

*accusing glare*

Firefoxcub said...

lol.
your mom's nice. if i asked that, i'd have to DO some crap. not that imind NOW. I minded it when i was younger. at that time, i would ask in the vain hope that my mum would react the way yours did.

Swats said...

It's the thought tht counts. I cudnt agree more :)

pepe M. said...

you spoiled brat :)

Rambunctious WhipperSnapper said...

ct: That was so Miranada Priestlyish ... :P ... and am i that stereotypicaly delhi?? :( ...

dark knight: thanks .... yes, my Mom is sweet, you don't know what all i make her put up with ... :P ...

chandni: what can I say sweetheart .... I'm just so cute and lovable ....

*adjusts halo*

ffc: well, i still mind it ... cause in my mind .. i'm still a little kid ... :P ...

swats: hehe ... i knw ... :P ...

pepe: guilty as charged !! :P ...