Overheard: The ‘Logic is a Pain in My @$$’ version

Boy is home sick from school today. By his coughing and constant temperature taking and drama, you’d think that he was on death’s door, clutching his chest, and shouting to Elizabeth that he’s coming home to her … ya know, right up until the 30 minutes at a time that he’s allowed to watch TV or have the Xbox on – during which I hear not so much as a clearing of the throat.

When we were eating lunch, we had the following conversation:

ya know, it’s sad that gramps is going to retire because i think he’s filthy, stinkin’ rich, and he doesn’t even have a lamborghini yet, but i guess he has worked hard so he deserves a break

Umm, yeah, he definitely deserves to retire, and he has made a lot of money but has had to spend a lot too for his other businesses so he isn’t really filthy, stinkin’ rich.

well, when i get older, i’m going to work at mcdonald’s and save all my money and get a lamborghini

Really? Do you know how much they pay at McDonald’s?

uhhh, no.

McDonald’s pays less than I make.

well crap!

If you even want a shot at a lamborghini, you’d better plan on going to college … or magically developing some incredible talent in football … or basketball … or baseball

(sighs with resignation, but then announces determinedly:  )
well, i guess i gotta go to college then.

wait a minute, you went to college, mom; why don’t you have a lamborghini?

Hey, by that math, your dad should have two of them.


About dyskinesia

Woman, mother, human being, grammarian. I have Attention Deficit Disorder. My child has Asperger syndrome. Philosophy, laughter, therapy, living. Life after divorce.
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8 Responses to Overheard: The ‘Logic is a Pain in My @$$’ version

  1. Tiffany says:

    Heh. Do you suppose Boy will call TB at work, or wait until he gets home to accost him about the lack of lamborghinis in the house?

    • dyskinesia says:

      Oh, I set him straight there after that (though that would have been a lot of fun {for me!} if I hadn’t!), and then we had a discussion about what it means for something to “increase your odds” without “guaranteeing” anything!

  2. iamheatherjo says:

    If that math worked I should at the very least have a truck that doesn’t rattle every time I come to a stop. 😀

  3. Bad Pants says:


    College doesn’t = Lamborghini in the driveway?

    Man am I glad I didn’t hold out for that…

    • dyskinesia says:

      Imagine if they advertised that with the handouts they give about taking the SAT and ACT… I think we may have just solved how to fix education in America!

  4. Oregon Sunshine says:

    LOL! We have been tackling why school is important in this house as well, mostly focusing on why math is important. Maybe explaining it this way would help?? 🙂

    • dyskinesia says:

      Our son has been telling us for about 5 years (yes, since he was 5) that he was not remotely interested in going to college. That was the first moment that he has relented to even the possibility in ALL that time. What the hell; I’m not proud, but I’ll take it!

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