Thursday, April 27, 2006

Long Time No Hear

It's been some time since I last spoke to my parents, as I don't make it a habit to call them. So, sometime last week, I called my Mum but she was at a Ladies Meeting. Instead, I tried calling Dad but because I didn't have an agenda, our conversation (or rather, MY conversation) was filled with lots of insignificant things and he just didn't want to talk to me even though we haven't spoken in almost a month.

He swiftly cut the conversation short "because I'm watching a movie on Astro so ok-ah?" *beep*

So much for catching up. But I found this kind of conversation normal with Dad. When Grace called him to inform him of her first pregnancy, this is how the conversation went:

Grace: Dad, I'm pregnant...
Dad: Oh... (pause). Er.. Is Matt there?
Grace: Yeah, wait...
Matt: Hi Dad!
Dad: Matt, you know that watch you were looking at....

Maybe that's where I get my practical genes from.

4 comments:

Grace said...

I think Dad was so shocked he didn't know what to say. You know lah, he is not comfortable with "matters pertaining to women." He and Matt can talk for hours though so I think it is a gender thing!

Karen said...

Haha!

My conversations with my dad lasts all of two minutes before he goes,"You want to talk to mummy? Soo-Gekah!"

jo said...

it's the same for ks and his dad! his lasts for about 30 seconds before his dad caves in with the "you want to speak to mum?" line...

jo-bloggs said...

mine too. it starts with
'haaaarlooooo, hmm, nah mummy here' or
'haaaarlooooo, hmmm, mummy not here.....' *dead tone*