Me: Listen to this:
Mom was always doing something wrong. Like the time Chine came down for a weekend - probably more'n two years ago - it became a major big deal that Mom didn't have any clean glasses in the house. It's not like Chine couldn't wash a glass herself, but Mom should have had them washed in advance because washing the glasses in advance meant something. Like I love you or welcome of I want you to be here.
Primo: What's that?
Me: From a book I'm reading.
Me: She's right. Having a clean house does mean something. When you are excited about having company and want them to be comfortable, you have clean dishes!
Primo: You didn't want to prepare the guest room when Blaine came to visit.
Me: That's because he's your friend.
Primo: He's your friend, too!
Me: But not like with you - you have known him for almost 30 years. I've only known him a few years.
Primo: When I visit him, his wife prepares the guest room.
Me: You mean his wife who does not have a job outside of the home?
Me: I rest my case. If I can quit my job, I will be very happy to assume all household duties.
Primo: Isabel wouldn't always prepare the guest room when we had company.
Me: OK, that's tacky. She didn't even have a job!
Primo: I know!
Me: You said "wouldn't always."
Primo: She would most of the time.
Me: When wouldn't she?
Primo: When my mom and dad came to visit.
Primo: What do you mean, "ah?"
Me: You mean your mom and dad who were probably just as obnoxious to her as they are to me?
Me: I don't blame her.