Is there anything I can do?

It wasn't so long ago that my Mother passed away. It was my Mother's wish that people celebrate her life instead of mourning her death. We didn't have a funeral, we had a party to celebrate her life, and although it may have been a bit of a sombre occasion, it was much better than a funeral.

I had a friend (Ash) contact me recently asking if there was anything she could do. In good humour that my Mother would appreciate, I gave Ash the spiel of how my Mother's passing away will affect me.


I am facing a bit of a conundrum at the moment, and I'm not sure what to do. You see when you combine the fact that my Mother liked to think of me as her little boy, and me being rather difficult to buy presents for I end up getting the same Christmas present year after year; underwear. This has gone on for so long that I don't think that I've ever had to buy underwear for myself because I was always getting a steady resupply of them. In fact I don't even know where to go to buy underwear.

Now the underwear that I've currently got is still good, but it'll need replacing at some point. Now with my Mother gone and no succession plan, I'm not sure who will take on this responsibility. I thought about my Dad, but its just weird for a bloke to give another bloke underwear. And me, well I don't even know where to start...

After a brief pause for Ash to process what had been said, she responded:

Brent, I'm not going underwear shopping with you.

Ah Ash, you don't need to go underwear shopping with me - I was just pulling your leg. :)

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