November 04, 2012

When Playing 'Telephone' Is Intentional

On Saturday, my husband decided it was time to put up the Halloween decorations so he could go back into the attic and get Bones a Christmas hat for his Halloween Dance. (How odd is that?)

The Gators were playing at the time and he was telling the boys, "Get in here and help me!"

T was the last one to show. My husband in great aggravation yelled after him in the other room, "T! Come on! Just these couple boxes!" and T was stuck at the television because evidently the Gators were about to score.

He ran into the room, grabbed a box and said, "DAD! If the Gators score and nobody is there to watch, did they REALLY score?!"

To which my husband replied, "I assure you, if you go back in and it says 21 next to the Gators, they scored!"

It was just really funny. We've been quoting that...


The boys' high school had an open house today. They had to go play with the band and were up and out early. I had to meet with the Band treasurer, so I was leaving as well. My husband was out early at a car show.

As I left, Bones was just waking up, sitting on the couch veging. I said to him, "Text your older brother and tell him that on his way home, he should pick up hoagie rolls and lettuce so that you all can make sandwiches this afternoon. I have turkey and mayo..."

He nodded and I thought nothing of it.

A few hours later, the band had finished playing and were cleaning up when Ringo came up to me and said with one eyebrow raised, 'Mom... did you tell Bones to text me about going to Publix?"

Me: Yeah. I told him to have you stop by and pick up bread and lettuce so you could make sandwiches.

Ringo: *slowly* Mom... that's not what he texted me and I wanted to make sure because it sounded like he was trying to pull one over on you and I didn't want to get in trouble for spending money I wasn't supposed to spend...

Me: Wait. You can spend it. I told him to tell you to get bread and lettuce...

Ringo: Right. That's not what he said. What he texted me was, "Mom said to tell you to go to Publix and get us Publix sandwiches for lunch. I'd like a turkey, mayo, lettuce, tomato with light oil and vinegar. I don't need it toasted."

Me: I didn't tell him you could order sub sandwiches!

Ringo: I didn't think so...

Me: Dang him.

Ringo: So? Can we? His sandwich sounds really good...

The whole thing is funny by itself, but the fact that Ringo knows Bones so well that he didn't trust the text which is what I thought was funniest.

Posted by Boudicca at November 4, 2012 10:24 PM

I'll take large Ultimate sub. With honey mustard.
Oh wait... how 'bout a large Philly cheesesteak?

I miss Publix subs...

Posted by: diamond dave at November 5, 2012 03:02 PM