Mother-in-Law: [Telephoning my wife] Hi, it’s me.
Wife: Hi, Mom. What’s up?
Mother-in-Law: I need your advice. I’m checking my email...
Wife: [Trying not to groan] Uh-huh.
Mother-in-Law: ...and I keep getting all these emails about deals on prescription drugs. Every day, and I get so many!
Wife: Yeah, I know.
Mother-in-Law: So how do I know which one to pick?
Wife: [Incredulously] Um, mom, you know that’s spam, right? Like the emails you get telling you how to get a larger [expletive deleted] and a cheaper mortgage?
Mother-in-Law: [After a pause] I can get a cheaper mortgage?
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Why My In-Laws Should Not Have a Computer – Part 1
My wife told me about a conversation she had with her mother the other day; I’m pleased to share it with you, written in the conceit of direct quotes (though, of course, I’m merely paraphrasing what I barely remember).