Thursday, June 24, 2010

Conversations With My Father

Me: "Dad, what happened in New Orleans in 1812?"

Dad: "A battle where they beat the British. But the day they celebrate the victory is actually 4 months
after the battle"

Me: "Okay...but that's what happened in 1812?"

Dad: "Four months before they celebrate. Ridiculous."

Me: "Don't you want to know why I'm asking?"

Dad: "Why?"

Me: "Because on the news just now they stopped a random guy on the streets of New Orleans to talk
about the oil spill and BP's 'little people' comment and the guy said 'we beat them in 1812 and we
will beat them again'. You know, because BP is a British company."

Dad: "mm hmm..."

Me: "I mean, they didn't get the toothless guy no one can understand. They stopped this guy and, I
mean, dude had a date!"

Dad: "It's a big deal there."

Me: "I'm just saying, I grew up in San Antonio and couldn't tell you the date of the battle of the Alamo."

Dad: "1836."

Me: "Whatever. I just mean... Dude had a date!"

Dad: "Four months off."

Me: "Never mind."

2 comments to blog for:

Florida Remodel Gal said...

LOL. So perfectly representative of your dad!

Mel ~ said...