Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Now What Exactly Did You Mean?
The above fingernail polish is named "Honestly I am not a Waitress"* and is my favorite fall color. It also happens to be very red and very startling when your family isn't used to puurty nails on Mom.
I was making dinner last night when Wallene chimed in:
Wallene: Wow Mom. I love your nails. They look so professional.
Me: Thanks honey. Not too bad I think.
Pooldad: Yeah I was noticing the same thing.
[Wallene had left the room at this point]
Me: I am wondering what she just meant?
Pooldad: About what?
Me: The "professional" part.
Me: Does she mean I had them professionally done or professional as in the business woman sense or a "lady of the night" kind of professional?
[sorry, my mind - it wanders]
Pooldad: I don't think she knows.....
Wallene returned on my last sentence.
Wallene: What's a lady of the night Mom? Isn't that when you stay up at night?
In unison: [loudly] No!! Nevermind.
Wallene: [completely disinterested] Oh, okay. [Then she walked out.]
Pooldad: [Turning to me, throwing an arm around my shoulder and channeling his inner creepy guy] So what's your rate lil' lady?
Me: You can't afford me.
Pooldad: I checked the bank statement today. You're right.
Me: Shut up.
*I was a waitress for years and that is why I have such an affinity for this color. No slight intended.