Cheep Cheep!

We walked along the pet food aisle in Tesco and got to the end when we had this conversation.

Mum: They don’t have that stuff for my bird.

Me: What stuff?

Mum: Millet.

Me: They don’t sell millet here. Do you mean Trill?*

Mum: No. Millet. Millet.

Me: From here?

Mum: Yes. Millet. For my bird. For Boris**

Me: Mum, they have never sold millet in Tesco. Do you mean Trill?

Mum: Are you sure? I got it here before.

Me: Mum, do you mean Trill? Bird seed in a box?

Mum: Yes. That’s it.

Me: *rrrrip* (that’s me tearing my hair out)

*other bird seed brands are available.

** she calls him Boris cos he’s blue (Tory party colour) after Boris Johnston

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22 Comments

  1. My mother spent several days with me during Thanksgiving holiday and I almost lost a few hairs myself.

    Oh, mothers! They’re adorable 🙂

    • nettiewriter
      Nov 30, 2011

      Hmm. Adorable isn’t the word I was using in Tesco… 😉

  2. My mother spent several days with me during Thanksgiving holiday and I almost lost a few hairs myself.

    Oh, mothers! They’re adorable 🙂

    • nettiewriter
      Nov 30, 2011

      Hmm. Adorable isn’t the word I was using in Tesco… 😉

  3. jackieat60
    Nov 30, 2011

    love it!! But I suppose easy to laugh from a distance xx

  4. jackieat60
    Nov 30, 2011

    love it!! But I suppose easy to laugh from a distance xx

  5. Rosalind Adam
    Nov 30, 2011

    She sounds lovely, your mum 🙂

  6. Rosalind Adam
    Nov 30, 2011

    She sounds lovely, your mum 🙂

  7. Glynis Smy
    Nov 30, 2011

    LOL, I do enjoy your mum and her shopping trips.

  8. Glynis Smy
    Nov 30, 2011

    LOL, I do enjoy your mum and her shopping trips.

  9. David
    Nov 30, 2011

    Can one buy millet at Millets?

  10. David
    Nov 30, 2011

    Can one buy millet at Millets?

  11. Ange Barton
    Nov 30, 2011

    Love it! Nuff said! XX

  12. Ange Barton
    Nov 30, 2011

    Love it! Nuff said! XX

  13. Joanne (@OpinionsToGo)
    Nov 30, 2011

    It’s really lovely to see how patient you are with your mum. There truly is a role reversal…you are the parent and she is the child.

    • nettiewriter
      Nov 30, 2011

      Joanne, I’m really not that patient. She does my head in. But you are right – the roles have been reversed since my dad died in 1983.

  14. Joanne (@OpinionsToGo)
    Nov 30, 2011

    It’s really lovely to see how patient you are with your mum. There truly is a role reversal…you are the parent and she is the child.

    • nettiewriter
      Nov 30, 2011

      Joanne, I’m really not that patient. She does my head in. But you are right – the roles have been reversed since my dad died in 1983.

  15. Sarah Callejo
    Nov 30, 2011

    I always love your trips to Tesco with your mother. You should go every day. And buy a wig.

  16. Sarah Callejo
    Nov 30, 2011

    I always love your trips to Tesco with your mother. You should go every day. And buy a wig.

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