An interesting side effect of my mother being deaf
was that she didn't understand sarcasm
at all. Sarcasm is all in tone
, and well, that was something she couldn't hear. I have to say, it kept me honest
out of guilt on occasion. A friend was having a keg party and brought the bucket for the keg to my house. My mom asked what it was for and my response was "It's for bobbing for apples
, ma." Her reply? "Oh, how many apples do you need?"
I couldn't let that one continue. I'm not that shameless