Thursday, March 15, 2007

Kapa's weird parents

Dale recently posted a funny story about yet another Seinfeldian interaction he had with his parents. As we have reviewed previously, I am incapable of developing original ideas and therefore need to rely on my blogger friends to inspire me to tell my own stories.

And this time I'm not even telling my own story.

Dale's nutty conversations with his parents remind me of my friend Kapa (aka Catherine) who has been blessed with her own set of nutjobs.

Recreated below is a dialogue she enjoyed with her parents during one of the summers she was home from college when she was about 19 or 20.


Kapa: I'm going to the dentist tomorrow for my checkup and cleaning.

Mother: What dentist?

Kapa: What do you mean "what dentist?"

Mother: Which dentist are you going to?

Kapa: Mom, what are you talking about? I'm going to the same dentist I've gone to my whole life. I've never even been to another dentist - you know that.

Mother: Yes, but why are you going to him?

Kapa: ???

Mother: I heard he was being sued.

Father: I always thought that guy was a quack anyway.

Kapa: What??? Then why did you make me go to him all these years???

Mother: We never made you go, Catherine.


If it makes any of you feel any better, I've decided that if I had kids I would make every attempt to be that weird.


Bubs said...


I think you should latch on to Angelina Jolie like a remora and grab one of the spare 3rd world babies that she DOESN'T adopt, and have a go. It'll be a blast!

Coaster Punchman said...

Great idea Bubs- (again, since I have no ideas of my own.) I'll get on that!

Chris said...

If I ever have kids, I'm gonna be sure to fuck with them so they have shit to blog about in their later years. It's the least I can do.

Coaster Punchman said...

Here here Chris!

Dino aka Katy said...

got to love parents if it wasn't for their crazinesses what would we blog about?

Dale said...

Parents are made of people just like blogging. Messy but necessary.

Grant Miller said...

I love the mom's last line. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure my kids think I'm weird. In fact, I think my parents thought I was weird too. Its not easy being me.

Coaster Punchman said...

I don't know Dino. We'd probably blog about me.

There's no messing at CPW, Dale.

She is brilliant, Grant. I hope you are working lines like that on your girls.

I think I'll try and be you for a day, and then I'll be the judge of that, Bluez.

Jake's Mom said...

We have many a good story about our own parents. Don't get me started.Do remember the night someone was so drunk her false teeth fell in the toidy and I had to help her? Yuck! Maybe you were too young.....

Old Lady said...

You just receive inspiration from your gentle readers.

"jew" "girl" said...

oh, please, honey, if I reproduced, I would be a neurotic nutbag. I would make the fruit of my loins equally neurotic and nuts.

is that a pro or a con?

Coaster Punchman said...

Thanks for the fun visual, Sis.

Of course, Old Lady. You're among the most inspiring.

It's a pro, Katie. I too would mess up my kids, but on purpose and in really funny ways that wouldn't surface for a while. I'll try to think of some examples and will blog about it.