Thursday, April 21, 2011

Did I hear that?

Walk a mile in my shoes before you judge...

This morning, the shoe was on the other foot, so to speak. Hubby has hearing loss and I often have to repeat what I say. Sometimes I think he has selective hearing, but, no, the audiologist claims it's legit from years of working around loud machinery.

I have allergies and my head and ears are stuffy today. The phone rang. His daughter called him to say that the oldest grandson, a senior, made honor roll. After she hung up, Hubby relayed the conversation.

This is what I heard.

"Kyle made honor roll, straight A's. He made official business cards last night for his lawn care company. Tomorrow he's going bankrupt."

I gasped. "That certainly doesn't sound like you have much faith in the kid."

"I have a lot of faith in him. He'll be successful and save for college in the fall."

"How can he be successful in one day and then go bankrupt the next?"

"BANKRUPT? I said, banquet!"

Yep, the shoe was on the other foot. We got a good laugh out of it. He called me a big rabbit and I called him a big chicken. Then we headed to the store to buy dumb cluck and hippity hop supplies for Sunday when the house will overflow with our own big rabbits and little chicks.

I like being on spring break. All of you teachers and former teachers can relate. If you feel like staying in the education mode, there is a website to check out if you're interested in developing curriculum material.
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12 comments:

Deborah said...

I can always count on you to make me smile!!

Susan said...

ha ha ha ha ha That was funny, Linda. Oh, we have daily exchanges of conversation around here, with hearing loss in between words. SELECTIVE hearing is real. ha hah ahaha Well, I hope you chickens and bunnies have a fabulous Easter....with no bankruptcies. ha hahahaha Susan

Odie Langley said...

That was a good one Linda. Thanks for the chuckle

jabblog said...

It's quite a shock sometimes when one mishears . . .

Karen Lange said...

Too funny! :) Yes, yay for spring break! I don't have one working at home, so I guess I'll just have to schedule my own. Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

Very cute, and congratulations to Kyle!

Val Thevictorian said...

Heh, heh! Maybe one of you is related to Emily Litella. "Never mind." Kyle sounds like quite the businessman. Perhaps he will want to become an audiologist.

I am looking forward to my spring break of ONE DAY, Friday only. We would have gotten Monday, but those 16 snow days put the kibosh on that.

BECKY said...

Funny!

Sioux said...

You're on Spring Break? I'm jealous, yet I did not feel sorry for you when I had MY Spring Break and you were busy working.

The banquet/bankrupt story is a keeper. Knowing you, you have it filed away, and will whip it up into a Chicken Soup story...

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Hehehe....we have similar conversations at my house. My 87-year-old father-in-law lives with us, and when one of his hearing aid batteries needs to be replaced, hilarity ensues. I tend to hear wacky things, too, and between the two of us we entertain the family.

Sioux said...

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diannagraveman said...

Cute story, Linda! I, too, am jealous of the spring break. Ah, well. You teachers put up with enough all year to deserve a MONTH of spring break. Enjoy!