It’s my sister’s birthday next Saturday, and her and my mother haven’t been talking for almost two weeks. My mum wants to buy her an iPad regardless.
(over the phone)
Me: So…you do know she doesn’t want any of that sort of stuff.
Mum: You don’t know that.
Me: Right, because her telling me wasn’t a sign or anything.
Mum: How can you not want one? I want one. If she doesn’t want it, I’ll use it.
Me: Why don’t you just ask her what she wants?
Mum: As if I’m speaking to her.
Me: Meaning you’re going to fork out money on a present that’ll go to waste instead of taking five seconds to ask her if she wants anything she’ll actually enjoy?
Mum: Do your revision. (hangs up)