Monday, November 10, 2008

Is Your Mom Like This Too?

Being a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society here, it is not easy not to come across race- or ethnic-specific real situations or in written form. Take the piece below, for instance. I am sure every group has its own idiosyncrasies. And that's what makes life so colorful, challenging and fun.

Phone rings. INDIAN MOTHER (in strong Indian accent) picks up the phone and answers:

Indian Mother: Hello?

Daughter: Hi Mom. Can I leave the kids with you tonight?

Indian Mother: You're going out? chi chi chi chi

Daughter: Yes.

Indian Mother: With whom?

Daughter: With a friend.

Indian Mother: I don't know why you left your husband. He is such a good man.

Daughter: I didn't leave him. He left me!

Indian Mother: You let him leave you, and now you go out with anybodies and nobodies.

Daughter: I do not go out with anybody. Can I bring over the kids?

Indian Mother: I never left you to go out with anybody except your father.

Daughter: There are lots of things that you did and I don't.

Indian Mother: What are you hinting at?

Daughter: Nothing. I just want to know if I can bring the kids over tonight.

Indian Mother: You're going to stay the night with him? What will your husband say if he finds out?

Daughter: My EX husband. I don't think he would be bothered. From the day he left me, he probably never slept alone!

Indian Mother: So you're going to sleep over at this loser's place?

Daughter: He's not a loser.

Indian Mother: A man who goes out with a divorced woman with children is a loser and a parasite.

Daughter: I don't want to argue. Should I bring over the kids or not?

Indian Mother: Poor children with such a mother.

Daughter: Such a what?

Indian Mother: With no stability. No wonder your husband left you.

Daughter: ENOUGH!!!

Indian Mother: Don't scream at me. You probably scream at this loser too!

Daughter: Now you're worried about the loser?

Indian Mother: Ah, so you see he's a loser. I spotted him immediately.

Daughter: Goodbye mother.

Indian Mother: Wait! Don't hang up! When are you bringing them over?

Daughter: I'm not bringing them over! I'm not going out!

Indian Mother: If you never go out, how do you expect to meet anyone?


  1. Haha! Looks like no matter what the daughter do, the mother does not approve. Luckily, my mom is not like that : )

  2. I believe all parents want the best for their children. It's where unconditional love comes from. Good that you appreciate your mom, Foong. Does she know? Have you made it known to her? Oops! Just thinking out loud.

  3. Yes, I've made it known to her. I think we should always appreciate our parents : )

  4. this one is funny! haha :)

  5. Foong, good for you! Many people, especially guys, are not so expressive and they regret later on in life when their mom is no longer with them.

    Hi, QC, glad that made you laugh. How's the going?