November 22, 2009

Overheard: Shopping

I'm at the store, and I decide to do something foolish: buy something for my son when he's not with me. I call him.

Me: "I'm at the store, and I found a winter jacket you might li-"

Ben: "Mom Mom Mom. I have a new jacket."

Me: "It's a sweatshirt."

Ben: "Oh. Yeah."

Me: "Anyway, this one is very dark gray with medium gray accents. Very dreary. It's perfect for you."

Ben: "You can return it, right?"

Me: *Sigh* "Yes."

Ben: "Okay. I guess."

Posted on my BlackBerry from the parking lot.

Update: He kept the jacket.


A Lewis said...

I'll take it. Medium.

Java said...

Why do we do this to ourselves?

Rox said...

LOL You should try this with a daughter because it's way more dramatic! "How could you think that I would wear such a hideous garment...yadda yadda yadda"


Greg said...

A surprisingly positive exchange, really.

Patrick said...

Maybe this happy outcome will lead him to trust you more on the subject.


David said...

In all fairness, I would always tremble when my mother purchased clothing for me without my input. Some of the stuff? Lord have mercy.

And did you implicitly trust your mother's taste in outfitting your wardrobe when you were growing up?

But so typical that zippered sweatshirt = winter coat in the mind of a teenage boy.

Birdie said...

Yeah, I know better than to try anything more than the jacket. His girlfriend takes him shopping with my credit card. He always come home with jeans and black T's. But they're special jeans and T's.