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Conversation with Mrs. Chao RE: Halloween Costumes
The trials and tribulations of being a Chao daughter, told from the perspective of my sister.
Back story: Jenna and I want to go to a Halloween party. She does not have a costume yet, but I remembered that my mom and I have matching Halloween costumes (this was a blog post last year)...so I thought Jenna and I could be matching French maids. Here's the phone call (and then the follow-up).
Me: Hi, Mom
Mom: Hi, honey. Who are you?
Me: It's Caroline
Mom: For what?
Me: Never mind. Mom, my friend and I have a Halloween party and we wondering if we can borrow one of your costumes.
Mom: Oh, I love them. They are so sexy. What costume you need?
Me: We were thinking about the French Maid one so we can match.
Mom: When is your party?
Mom: Oh, I need the French Maid costume on Friday because it is my salsa party and I need that to dance salsa. But, I could wear the sexy pirate...but I have three parties and need to wear a different outfit for the different parties.
Me: Okay, if not the French Maid, can I borrow something else.
Mom: Well, I'm not sure because I have three parties and need each outfit and I love them so much because I look so sexy and cute. What about sexy girl?
Me: What is that?
Mom: It's pink and black...and very sexy
Me: I have no idea what that is. What if I borrow the pirate and drop it off on Saturday morning.
Mom: Maybe that could work, but I might need that on Friday.
Me: You said you need the French Maid on Friday.
Mom: I just can't decide
Me: How about you just leave one costume on Wednesday, I will pick it up after skating and bring it back Saturday.
Mom: Hmm...that might be okay. I just can't decide. Three parties. I have three parties. Does your friend smoke? I hate smoking.
Me: No, Jenna doesn't smoke.
Mom: What about make-up?
Mom: Is she smelly?
Mom: Okay, but you will bring it back on Saturday morning?
Two hours later...I get a voice mail.
Mom: I decided not to lend my outfit. From my experiences, I learn that clothes always come back smelly. I will not have time to use the washing machine because I have three parties.
Oh, my mother...
What the France?!
CONTEXT--my childhood best friend moved to France for her husband's job. Here's how things are going:
me: how are you?
Allison: ok, can't complain too much. dealing with french bureaucracy, but that's part of the deal of living in France.
me: ah... what small-turned-monumental task is weighing on you right now?
Allison: taking a "bilan de competence"
basically, a three hour test in french
except i don't speak french
but i need to pass this test to renew my visa
but the immigration office only gave me two months worth of french courses
me: perhaps the standards are very low?
nope, the lady who signed me up said, "yeah, there's no way you can pass this."
so i'm kind of at an impasse.
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