February 7, 2011

I've Got Reservations*

My aunt and uncle are coming to L.A. next month. The other day, to ensure that I was aware of every possible detail I might need to know about their travel plans as well as some I might not - and, possibly, to give me some kind of guilt trip for not having an apartment with a second bedroom - my aunt forwarded the hotel's reservation confirmation email.

I wasn't sure what she intended for me to do with the information. (Make a note of the last four digits of her credit card number, maybe?) But I decided I'd use it as an opportunity to write back and reinforce the notion that I am Very Excited about her visit.

To that end, I sent a one-word response: "Awesome!"

I thought that would probably be the end of the conversation. I was mistaken.

A few minutes later, a reply arrived. "Hardly," it read. "A much overused word, I'm afraid!"**

There was only one thing to write back: "Is 'Whatever' overused?"

* Post title inspired by this Wilco song.
** Capitalization corrected to improve readability.


bugs said...

i think it's funny even w/o knowing nan. knowing her, however, makes it even funnier!!! :)

Your escalator operator said...

B - this one was just for you.

Daddy Geek Boy said...


bugs said...

even more awesome is her comments/emails to me on my older son's bday - yeo...should i forward them to you for your next blog??!

Your escalator operator said...

DGB - Thanks!
B - Probably not.

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