I inadvertently caused a state of panic among the other men at the grocery store this morning. My mother is in town, so I went to the store and bought a card and cake.
“Oh crap, is it Mother’s Day this week?” asked the large oilfield worker behind me.
Another guy walking down the aisle behind us overheard our conversation and diverted his course in the direction of the greeting card aisle.
I informed the guy behind me that I was buying the card early, since my mom was only in town today.
“Oh good!” he declared. “I would have been in a lot trouble with my mom and my wife.”
Moments later, the teenage sacker, who had presumably been daydreaming up to this point, looked down at my purchases and frowned in concern.
“Oh shoot, this week is Mother’s Day?” he asked.