Sunday, October 14, 2012

Not So Subtle

We were sitting in the TV room, watching King Of Queens, the three of us each occupying a Lazy-Boy, when my mother said, "Ed has such smooth feet."

"I know, they're like babies feet." I said, looking over at Ed's sockless feet propped up on the footrest. 

"Frank had feet like a baby." my mother said.

"I know.  Ed's are the exact same way." I said, talking about Ed like he wasn't sitting right there.

"My feet used to be so S-U-B-T-L-E." my mother said, spelling the word.

"Subtle?" I said.

"Yeah."  she said.

"I think you mean supple." I said.

"S-U-P-P-L-E?" she spelled again.  "Supple?  Is that what you're saying?"  she said.

"Yes, Mom.  Supple.  Smooth.  Soft." I said.  "Like buttery leather."

"Well now they're like potato chips." she said.

And that's the moment Ed decided to pop into the conversation.

"Crunchy and salty?" he said.

I don't even need to tell you how much that confused my mother.

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