recent conversation with my DM (I love her, but she drives me crazy). This month I have tickets to a quasi-expensive show. I love musicals, ballets, operas, comedian shows..I have eclectic taste.
mom: I need you to come over on XXX, I need help with yyy project.
Me: I am sorry mom, but I have plans for that weekend.
mom: where are you going?
me: DH and I have tickets to LLL. I'll be happy to help you on Sunday.
Mom: You can't afford to go do that, the tickets are $$$!
Me: What an interesting assumption.
Mom: well you shouldn't use a credit card for non-emergencies. (just for the record, I paid cash for this event...where she got this idea I have no notion)
Me: Mom I wouldn't use a credit card for entertainment purposes
mom: well, where did you get the money for tickets?!?! (not that its any of her business, but my other relatives sent me money for Christmas)
Me: you know it grows on trees... (yes i know a little snarky, but the woman is exasperating sometimes)
my DH and DB found it quite amusing. I don't know where this notion that we are flat broke came from. I have never even borrowed money from her, even when I really needed too (some years ago, after a major accident)....
interestingly enough, I acquired tickets to another show for next month..this conversation was just as bad
Mom: I have weekend x off, do you want to go to museum exhibit with me?
Me: Oh, I would love to, but I have tickets to LBS that day. (the funny thing is, I really would like to go to the exhibit)
Mom: well I guess we could go to LBS together
Me: Mom, I am pretty sure the tickets are sold out... (they were sold out
Mom: you mean you didn't get 4 tickets!?! (its just me a DH, Why would I get 4 tickets?), well you and I can go and your DH can stay at home. (oh and the 4th ticket, she thought would be for my brother)
Me: I'm sorry, that won't be possible.
I mean seriously...who does this? If she wasn't my mother.....arghhhh...the really crazy thing is last month she got her and my DB tickets for one of my very favourite comedians. I didn't even know about it until I saw the autographed pics
. She didn't even mention it. When i casually mentioned that I wish I knew about that show, she responded by saying how great it was and she knew I would have loved it...she got the tickets as a gift for my DB...and he wanted to take me
and she invited herself along instead