I am not sure why…… But, it happens. From out of the blue someone will ask you the most incredulous question.
I am getting pretty good at snappy comebacks… But, sometimes the question is so far out in left field that you have to just turn and walk away. (either that or strangle the person who asked) Ok, just walk away…
My favorite question, since my son has been deployed:
“Why didn’t you make him stay?” I began to giggle like an idiot because I had the visual of my son on his hands and knees, wearing a dog leash … and I was ordering him to ‘sit’… ‘STAY’ … ‘Good Boy!’ Patting his head and offering him a doggy treat.
Yeah right! We all have complete control over our grown children. Don’t get me wrong. My son loves me and respects my wishes. However, he knows that I will not impose my will over him.
If that were the case, I would have insisted he get married and produce me some darling grand-babies!
I had another well meaning mom tell me that she would have mortgaged the house to keep her son home.
That same woman will not talk with me because I trumped her with; “Is that all? I would mortgage my ‘soul’ to have my son return safe to me.”
Just last night I was asked, “If your son is killed in Iraq, will you still support what he was doing?”
Some times I want to respond with… “Are You Serious?”
But, instead I told the woman, “If your daughter is shot by a bank robber while she is working at the bank, will you be mad at the bank and condemn the work she was doing or will you be mad at the thug who killed her?
The clueless are out there for our entertainment purposes. However, it is not always easy to face them.
Please stop in at Claire’s site and read the fantastic post she has about the ‘well meaning’ fools who ask their insipid questions
Oh yes… I am holding my breath until 10:00 tomorrow in hopes that the weather holds up for Wings Over Houston!