Saturday, July 28, 2007

Wrong Turn

So....... while I was running in circles tearing my hair out a seeking solace in the freezer compartment of the frig a lamenting my computer tradedy to strangers in the supermarket a










<Dad...decided to take the car out for a spin



And I knew it....because, I was driving onto his street as he was driving out....

interjecton:
We are on the brink of some serious role reversal... Dad and I..... it is an uneasy transition. The car is a big issue, sort of the last bastion to his independance.

So I say...."Dad! what are you doing?

and he says....."Going to breakfast with '________' (buddies)

and I say......."Dad, we talked about this......driving.......thing

and he says......"okay honey!" see ya later.... waves me off....drives....away

I won't go into the sorted details of the ensuing hours......because.....he didn't show up at the diner for AN HOUR AND A HALF.........it should have been a five minute drive. he must have driven to the next town before he turned around.
So now, I'm the new Sheriff in town, the car impounded, the rules layed down...... I told Dad that we had both made an error in judgement, we both had made a wrong turn and that ..... 'two wrong turns, don't make a right' and he said
"unless they are left turns....."

3 comments:

Emmeline said...

hehe, sounds like you've got quite the stubborn old man on your hands! Just wanted to let you know I linked to you (together with our mutual blogging friend Robyn) in my latest post.

saly said...

Not a fun stage to be in. My siblings and I are beginning that with our dad. It's never fun to begin to trade paces with parents.

madame x said...

Hi Em... yes indeed! we have fun times ahead Dad and I.... stay tuned. (I'm honored with the link...I have to get back over to you)

Hey Saly! Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment... I like your pooch... Dad needs a good friendly puppy dog around....hmmmmmm