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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Love in the time of H1N1: Part Two*

The Scene: Drek is hanging out in his kitchen reading when his wife enters the room, fresh from a telephone conversation with her mother.

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: ...

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.

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Anonymous MissAnthropy said...

As creepy as your mother-in-law's unintentional pact is... my mother would have done it intentionally. In fact, she reminds me of this on a semi-regular basis.

No pressure? Right.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 9:43:00 AM  

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