Thursday, September 13, 2007

What are you trying to tell me?

Today I received two more emails from my mom that were wedding announcements from former high school classmates. Now I have been out of high school for ten years, I know to some of you that does not seem so long ago, but to me it is a long time and much has happened in my life since then. So every once in a while my mom sends me these little notes with wedding or engagement announcements and I wonder what she is trying to tell me. Is she trying to say, hey maybe you should find a wife or at least a girlfriend since these people did? Or is it more innocent,more like hey look what they are up to now or the town information? I live five hours from where I grew up and am very glad of this fact. I grew up in a relatively small town and was ready to go away for college when the opportunity presented itself. I needed to get out and see the world and get beyond the small confines of the area I had grown up in. So, now I don't really care what happened to the people I went to high school with, I was not good enough friends with any of them to care how their lives turned out. I went to my fifth year anniversary and I sat and drank two beers for about an hour (that included time for me to go find a Mac machine) and then I went and wandered around the mall for a bit before I drove home so that I was not home too quickly. I have no interest in going to another graduation anniversary till at least the 25th if not later than even that. Both my parents really liked high school and had a lot of friends that they wanted to see and some they even keep in contact with, but I didn't and really neither did my brother, so stop sending the wedding announcements, I just delete them anyway.

5 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Sounds to me like she wants you to get a woman and have some grandkids for her to fawn over. I'd advise you to do what makes you happy, in the long run it's best.

Boxer rebel said...

I agree with you, Monkey. And it isn't like I don't want to find a women, it just hasn't happened yet.

Mathman6293 said...
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Mathman6293 said...

When I first met Dcup my mother was still hooked on the women I dated in college. Arg. It took Dcup's charm and wit to win her over.

I went to my 20 year HS reunion a couple years ago. I will never go again.

GourmetGoddess said...

When your mom sends you notice about weddings, etc., it is never innocent. It is always a poke at you for not getting properly hitched and reproducing. As are any little comments she might say, including the ones that go, "Did you know (insert woman's name here) divorced her no-good dog of a husband?"

It's hard to withstand that pressure. My own mom does this all the time. Plus, she makes comments about how I am so radically independent no man will ever want me, I'm not getting any younger, it's sad the only grandkids she will ever have are the four-footed kind, etc etc....