Friday, August 11, 2006

Sometimes I Hate Being Right

I knew it.

My mother called me up last night demanding that I cancel my trip. The conversation went something like this:

Mom: Are you still going???

Me: Yes, of course.

Mom: But its dangerous!

Me: I'm not letting some stupid terrorist plot ruin my vacation. They aren't going to scare me like that.

Mom [who is as stubborn or even more so than me, but starting to concede my point]: Well..... it is still dangerous.

Me: So if I die Chris at work has asked for my orchids.

Mom [starting to snicker]: That's horrible (but funny)!

Me: Yeah, they told me I was going to come back and find sticky notes with names on everything in my office.

Mom [laughing]: I still wish you weren't going but I know you won't back out.

Me [triumphant in my victory]: I get my stubbornness from you mom.


Odat said...

I'm so glad you made Mom feel at ease with your trip! (wild one)

Sassan Sanei said...

With millions of people traveling around the world every day, any attack is extremely unlikely to involve you. If I may be so callous as to point out: even on September 11, 2001, 99.991% of the planes in the air over the United States landed safely on the ground. My point is that your flight in particular is quite unlikely to be targeted. So relax, enjoy your vacation, and you'll be okay! :)