Jan 14, 2008

overheard



"So, it's finally happened. All of your cousins are in jail at the same time.
Oh, and one of the sons too."

My mother, tonight over dinner.

(She means of course my five paternal cousins. She's overly proud of the fact that there are just two from her own side.
She's such a snob.)

9 comments:

mrpeenee said...

It must be a great comfort to her that at least you're not doing time as jailhouse booty. Right now.

jason said...

Comfort for her maybe.

Elizabeth said...

Yay for white trash, NASCAR watchin', beer drinkin', Moonpie eatin' cousins. I have a pile of 'em. None in jail though, and it really does make a girl proud....

No Milk said...

she's warning you not to get into jail. my mom will often say things like this to remind me of stuff that i shouldn't be doing. once she said, "mary jane doesn't have any friends because she wears overalls" then looks at my outfit. bitch.

Michael Guy said...

I don't know about you but I wouldn't last two minutes in the general prison population.

Wait a minute. Is Chris Meloni/OZ at my prison?

Miss Janey said...

Ahh. Family pride. Let's face it, for most of us, we'll cling to whatever shred we can.

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Watch out, Dr. Phil is probably lurking at your back door. Funny, same's true of my paternal lineage cousins and less so on my mom's side. Maybe her claims of royal blood wasn't so off base. Well, maybe not those types of royals.

bernard said...

had a boyf from North Carolina who came to visit me in Sydney. On the way out the door grabbed some mail from family and didn't open it till he got to Sydney. "And Chucks doing real well now; he can even leave the county."

Said boyf also had a brother who thought it would be a good idea to sort out a rental arrears by going on a TV court show.

Bernard (via TheOtherAndrew

jason said...

Welcome Bernard!

And those NC-ers might just be a step up from my family, not sure.