exchange: xmas is not for me anymore

Scene: at the dinner table. at Home.

Parent: Oh, I need your help with the computer later.

Crab: Sure, what’s wrong with it?

Parent: I need you to set up the new 19″ widescreen LCD monitor I just bought.

Crab: Oh… okay.

Parent: Oh, and after dinner, can you move the box in the garage into the basement?

Crab: What’s in it?

Parent: We bought a new flatscreen television for the entertainment center.

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You leave the nest and they rub their purchasing power in your face. Really.

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