I'm wicked. At a party recently, I stood chatting with my brother's wife Gaye and their daughter Mary. A man who knew Mary joined us.
"John, this is my mom."
"Nice to meet you, John. I'm Gaye."
"Uh...okay." Gaye and Mary, having seen this awkward response many times before, simply moved on. I, on the other hand, wickedly savoured the moment.
Poor John. He never quite regained his footing with us that night.
Causes Kate Marshall Supports
Project Second Chance, an adult literacy program run by the Contra Costa County Library system in California.