Daddy-zilla has returned!!!!
Let me set the stage…..
I was on the phone with my mom last night getting an update on the myriad of RSVP stragglers that I have yet to hear from. (Sidebar: Black people…learn the meaning of the RSVP, gotdammit!!) My mom told me the name of a guest that had been invited and told me that the guest wanted to bring her daughter. I told her no, I couldn’t commit to that right now. Instant attitude from the mother.
Mama: “Well, why?? She just wants to bring her daughter. So and So (their friends who had a conflict) had to decline. That’s extra spaces there.
Me: “Mama, I have people in those slots and Myron has about 10 groups of folks that I still haven’t heard back from. I need to get with FMIL about those folks.”
Mama: ” Well, I don’t understand why she just can’t come, you got space.”
Me: “Mama, I am not going to argue with you about this. I am not the only one getting married. Myron and his folks have invited guests too and I need to find out if they are coming before I commit to anymore folks from our side.”
Mama (still with much attitude): “Hmph!”
(voice mumbling in background)
Me: “Is that Daddy?? What is he saying??”
Mama (talking to my daddy in background): “You wanna talk to her?? Here!”
(Mother passes phone to Father)
Daddy (gets on phone rather petulantly): “I don’t understand why none of our friends can come; they have supported you all your life! Your friends are coming, why can’t our friends come too!”
(Mother gets back on phone)
Me: “Did your husband just have a TANTRUM??????????? Mama, really…why are ya’ll acting up???”
Mama: “I’ll talk to you later..I gotta go. Bye.”
(end of phone call)
By this time I am pulled up to the gas station and I know I was looking bewildered as I got out of the car.
Ya’ll, my daddy is 60 YEARS OLD!!!!!! He is a grown man! And he cut up on that telephone!!!!
Needless to say, I HOWLED. I howled with laughter all the way home, getting out of the car and coming into the house. I howled as I walked up the stairs and as I told Myron the whole escapade.
Weddings really do bring out the crazy it seems, in more than just the bride!!!!
Why didn’t anyone tell me it was going to be this bad?????? LOL!!!!!!