Love in the time of H1N1: Part Two*
Drek: Hey! How's your mom?
Drek's Wife: Okay... I guess.
Drek: What does that mean?
Drek's Wife: Well, she told me she's really glad we're not trying to get pregnant right now.
Drek: Um... okay?
Drek's Wife: Apparently the group most at risk during the 1918 Pandemic Flu were pregnant women.
Drek: Ah. So she's glad you're not going to be pregnant because she's worried about swine flu?
Drek's Wife: Right. She said she'd be really upset if I got swine flu.
Drek: I can certainly understand that.
Drek's Wife: Then she said that if I died from swine flu, she doesn't know what she would do.
Drek: I know she probably didn't mean it this way, but did it sound the way that I think it-
Drek's Wife: Yes.
Drek: So, basically, your mom has entered into a unilateral suicide pact with you?
Drek's Wife: Pretty much.
Drek: No pressure.
* For anyone who is curious, part one (which was not penned by me) is available here.
As a side note: No, I don't think my mother-in-law really meant it that way. Nevertheless, the whole conversation struck my wife (and myself for that matter) as just ever so slighly creepy.