Sunday, July 30, 2006

dynamics of requests

Laurie Edison just asked "Would anyone else like some cheese and crackers?" - Pam looked up, said "Yes!" while starting to get up.

"No... I was offering to bring you some."


Debbie: Moms aren't used to other people bringing them stuff.


Me: In fact, to moms, "Would you like some cake" is a coded request that means "Get up and get me some cake while you're up."


Blogger Kimberly said...

My mother's approach was to ask one of her daughters "would you like to get me some cake?" As a child, I never realized that I could say "no."

As adults, my sister and I have managed to break her of that way of asking for something.

11:15 AM  
Blogger ...e... said...

on the other hand, when my own mother was asked if she would like something, she would reply, rather wistfully, "It would be nice..."

11:22 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Hi, e! Wish you were here!

11:25 AM  
Blogger beancounter said...

There must've been a odd look on my face after Laurie explained she was going to bring me the food. Big laughter.

11:36 AM  

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