I love my mother-in-law. Really I do. But sometimes I want to scream. Just got a call from mom and she put Duncan on the phone to tell me Gayle had gotten us a kitten.
Excuse me? I don't want a cat. I'm taking a break from cats. I've enjoyed not having litterboxes to clean. I like the fact that the smell of Max's urine isn't strong enough to burn the hairs out of your nostrils. I don't want a cat.
I told Duncan his dad would have to talk to nana Gayle about this development. Yeah, that's the way to pass the buck. Uh huh.
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Yeah, I called my Mom and it turned out to be a "dry humor" joke. Y'see she now says the cat was really for her -- all of her cats have been adopted out to neighbors and she misses having a kitty around. She thought she'd have more time to let them in on the joke before they called us. Actually it was a pretty good save. Sometimes I feel the "It was a joke" dry humor routine is just used to save face when something doesn't go the way you thought it would. My grandmother does the same thing. mlh posted by Mike Hodge : 12:24 PM