Monday, November 30, 2009

TBWCYL Day 334 - Flower Power

My task today scared my mother. I was supposed to send her Roses today but she isn’t that big a fan so I chose a different bouquet and was getting ready to send it to her when I thought about it and decided to call and make sure she was at work today. She answered and the conversation went like this.

T: Hey, are you at work today?
M: Yes. Why?
T: I am sending you something and wanted to make sure you were there today. It’s for my task.
M: Oh God!
T: Don’t worry. It is a nice surprise.

So, I ordered the arrangement and made sure to have it delivered today. I included an apology for missing Thanksgiving on the card. Around lunch my mom called me back and I assumed it was to say thank. I was wrong.


M: Hey, do I need to be here for this deliver?
T: No. As long as someone is there to receive it you don’t.
M: You are really scaring me with this. I don’t want to go to lunch.
T: Mom, it isn’t a scary surprise. It’s a nice surprise.
M: OK. I just didn’t want to go to lunch if I needed to be here.
T: No, you can go and maybe when you get back you will have a nice surprise.

I waited again and laughed at the idea that a nice gift from a son to his mother would cause the recipient such angst. At 3 p.m. she called me back.

M: Hi, thanks for the flowers.
T: See, I told you it wasn’t scary. Do they look good?
M: Yeah, I am trying to figure out what they are. Tulips?
T: Yeah, tulips and pine is what it was called.
So, I scared my mom and then she got flowers instead. What would candy have done?

That is all,

Newt

7 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

Awww, I like when The Book has you do nice random things, even if it does scare the bejeezus out of your mom.

Digging the countdown clock, too - get ready for a New Year's Bash!! Can we maybe burn the book or something? If that's too harsh, possibly frame it or bury it in a time capsule?

Trinity said...

Well, I have held out doing it but there is a day where The Book has to be left in public to see if it is returned. I have held out til the end to do that task but I might not get it back and if so we will have to burn a book in effigy.

Soda and Candy said...

Hahaha -what kind of a son are you that this is what she expects?!

; )

mo.stoneskin said...

Yeah I'm with Soda there - what have you done in the past?! Sent a disembodied frog's head by post?

Trinity said...

No, as soon as I began this experiment my mother's trust rating went down significantly, and I don't blame her. She is constantly worried I will be tasked with jacking with her in some capacity. And she is jittery as is so this isn't my fault per se.

Carrie said...

Awww. :)

I'll bet if I were your mom I'd have been terrified too though. You have to admit, the book has made you do some strange things...

Simon said...

She was probably concerned that your task was ‘Send your mother a letter bomb today.’