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The Family Comedy
My parents are visiting. Over lunch, Skylar was talking politics with them. "We might have a woman President," she said, excitedly. My mother replied, with some trepidation, that she prefers another Democrat. "But he's African-American," I added. At this point, Skylar launched into her self-invented conception of affirmative action. "Do you know what would really be great to have for President, Grandma and Opa? An African-American woman in a wheelchair." My father leaned conspiratorially across the dining room table, waiting to speak until Skylar had become absorbed in a one-on-one exchange with her grandmother. Then he spoke, softly, a wry smile playing across his face. "I guess the only question, then, is, 'Who's going to push Condi down the stairs?'"

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celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: May 13th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
pure hilarity.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 13th, 2007 09:00 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes. It may be my dad's greatest improvisation. I didn't know he had that in him!
From: gbyebluemonday Date: May 13th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
ice burn
bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: May 13th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
damn that's good.
shadydeals From: shadydeals Date: May 13th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
haha! brilliant.
leela_cat From: leela_cat Date: May 13th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Had us both laughing out loud. That's wonderful.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: May 13th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Alone at my breakfast table, I chuckled so loud it's a good thing I was holding and not actually drinking the Raging Sage I found still in the freezer from after my parents' last visit!
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