20091202

"hellooo..."

"Drrring...Drrring..."
An elderly man in Mumbai calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day son, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are getting a divorce; 35 years of marriage... and that much misery is enough!"

'Dad, what are you talking about?' the son screams.

"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old man says.

"We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Hong Kong and tell her!"

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone.

'Like heck they're getting divorced,' she shouts, 'I'll take care of this.'

She calls Mumbai immediately, and screams at the old man, "You are not getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then , don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR??" and she hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. 'Okay', he says, 'It's all set. They're both coming for our anniversary and paying their own airfare!!'

[writer unknown]




...or Loved Ones~shall we...
.

" helloo...my name is Guilty! ~Guilty for not spending

more quality time with my loved ones...especially my parents!

~Anyone can relate here?!" ~XOXO*

-Pics via HelloLolla, Flickr's: RiotBubbles, GrapeFollowYou, Martians

50 comments:

Iva said...

OMG!! HILARIOUS!! HYSTERICAL! ...and yes, I do think all too often we miss special, precious moments with our loved ones...especially our parents.

TERI REES WANG said...

I miss those old, big, colorful phones! Time to go retro once more.

photojoy said...

I love this story. It's like a scene from the movie. How sweet! Yeah, I'm going to call my parents today!

Laura Trevey said...

I was definitely not expecting that ending!!! love it !!!


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xoxo Laura

Shaddy said...

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do! It worked for them.

Maki said...

Aww this is soooo great - hilarious and yet kinda heart warming:)

Ela said...

That teeny phone is just so cute, I can't stand it! I love it.
I'm pretty good when it comes to my parents but not so good with inlaws...I'll work on that :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I LOVED that, crafty and clever! Love all the phone shots too.

xxx

Keith said...

I always love your posts. So witty and fun. Hope you're doing well. Thanks for your comment on my Sophia Loren post. I'm so ready for Nine to come out.

AnnQ said...

Very cute story! :-)

Clorivak said...

Luckily I'm in the opposite end of the spectrum, I call too much...hehehe. I have decided to not call so often. Quality not Quantity..heehee.

bananas. said...

that is so cute! i don't have parents so i don't have that problen but i'm definitely guilty of not seeing my grandpa as often as i should.

Simply Mel said...

Did my mother put you up to this?

janettaylor said...

Great story! By the way I neeeed the first adorable phone. :-))))

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Frau said...

OMG I love it great story! I call my parents but the suffering omg....hearing the same story over and over again. And the bickersons back and forth...okay your right!

Jeannette Mariae said...

What a story. Thank you!!! ;-)

JOWY said...

THAT PHONE IS SOOOOO SICK!! I WANT ONE!
GREAT STORY BY THE WAY!!THNX FOR SHARING.

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aaww, saw you on a few mutual blogger friends blogrolls (Shop 'n Chomp, Unbeweavable, etc) and thought I'd stop by. Very cute/sweet story! We definitely need to appreciate our loved ones more.

Will be back soon and always glad to meet more blogger buddies!

Jan said...

Oh that's a good one !
Time - quality time - what happened to that ?
xxx

Manju said...

lool that's genius of the old man haha

Jill said...

completely...and I'm an only child which makes it worse!

Yelena R. said...

So funny! I admit, I forget to call my mom sometimes...but she never forgets to call me and tell me how rarely I call her :)

Couture Carrie said...

Haha loved this post, L!

xoxox,
CC

Couture Carrie said...

Haha loved this post, L!

xoxox,
CC

McVal said...

Good one!!! I need to call my folks today too... Guilt setting in...

Down and Out Chic said...

nice ploy those two! hahaha, it's difficult keeping in touch, for sure. it's difficult, but it's important!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

hahaha! so good story! and so true! xo

daisychain said...

utterly fantastic

pen.ny said...

That was too good, too good.

Bathwater said...

Shoot I already got a divorce now what will I use as bait when the kids are older?

drollgirl said...

bahahah! well, that is so sad but true!

i love the parents and all, but spending two days with them every now and again is PLENTY. i am guessing they feel the same way about me. :)

Michael Mattison said...

Brilliant choice of visuals!
Thanks,
Michael

sofiasophie said...

yes....
me too I feel guilty....
I have the excuse of living in an other country but....

Phoenix said...

LOL this is the cutest story EVER!! K, off to call my mom!

::Hugs::

Elizabeth Marie said...

HA that is adorable! Such a good reminder...must hang out with the parents haha thanks Lenore! XO

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Fun Post LNM! I actually think my mother sounds frustrated and a bit annoyed when I call her for the third time in the same day. I usually have nothing to say and it still takes up an hour of her time...
xoxo

Gigi said...

Guilty as charged. I am trying to be better, really I am!!! This is the funniest post, my sweet. You always rock my world. xoxo Gigi

Gigi said...

BTW, I keep meaning to tell you how much I *love* your new profile picture--we get a real peek! Wow!

kys said...

LOL! I love the first phone. So beautiful! I hope your trip is coming to an end.

S and O said...

OMG!!!
This is hilarious!!!
I'm literally in stitches right now, snorting like an uncontrollable nutter!!!
What a great plan!!!! gonna have to remember this when I get old, haha!!!
Girl you crack me up so much!!!
Olivia

koralee said...

So darling....I love your post today!

emma wallace said...

How funny! Thank you for bringing a smile to the end of my day.

I do call my mom all the time but there are definitely other people I need to give more attention to.

iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

Miss K. You said...

I'm so guilty tooo :( Thanks for the reminder and story, hope you're having a good week!

Sam said...

Lovely lovely lovey!!! :) But I am un-guilty as the driven snow - I am in constant contact with my sole remaining relative : my Dad, every waking day!! I'm a bit hopeless about everything else however!! Have a gorgeous weekend sweetie!! XXX's

xphoebelinax said...

i am definitely guilty of not spending enough quality time with my parents! it is a bit harder as they're divorced so one is in indonesia and one is here but i wish i could be with them all the time! especially now that i realized how important they are to me :)

The Cottage Cheese said...

I lived in the same city as my parents until 2 years ago when they moved 900 miles away. I miss them terribly and feel like I completely took it for granted when they were here. But they're coming for a visit tomorrow, yay!

P.S. I love that tiny phone!

mothersvea said...

that mini phone is just too adorable!

Gabbi said...

So funny!!♥♥ I love your inspired posts dear Lenore... and yeah... I'm guilty too.

trishiekoh said...

HAHAAAAAAAAAA! What a hilarious tale. I'm guilty of not spending enough time with my parents...

Jessica said...

Hahah! How cute!