Saturday, November 24, 2012
HAD to share a funny story from a family dinner last night.
I have an aunt who's deaf. However, we only see her once a year or so, so my mom and I get really rusty on our signing. We've forgotten more than we remember and our finger spelling is atrocious.
We try, though, and Mom was making conversation with my aunt at dinner.
A little background: The sign for "work" is very similar to the sign for a four-letter word for sex. "Work" is tapping the inside of one wrist on the outside of the other, fists loosely clenched. The other sign is exactly the same, but the inside of both wrists are tapped on each other.
My mom almost always (obliviously) signs "work" as "f@$k."
So, last night she said to my aunt, "Does Doug need your help driving to f@$k?" My aunt and I let it go. Later, when talking about the teenaged boys my uncle hires to help on the farm, she said, "Doug really f@$ks those boys hard."
I couldn't take it anymore, I had to correct her. Then I looked at my aunt and said, "They're the same, right?" Then my aunt joked that sometimes, it SEEMS like work...
OMG. My family cracks me up!