Betrayed by The Guy That's Snoring on the Couch

I got a call at work today from PPT & The Guy That's Snoring on the Couch, and it went something like this:

M: Really Big Insurance Company, this is Shannon.

PPT: Hi mom, it's me.

M: Hi lovebug. What's up?

PPT: I know you're probably going to kill me, so I don't even know why I'm asking...but-can-I-please-get-a-$16-Airsoft-gun-and-I'll-work-for-16-straight-days-to-earn-it? (said in one breath).

M: What? A BB gun? No. (Note: this is about the 397th time he's asked for one, and every single time, we say no. Notice I said we say no...we, as in myself and the other parental figure.)

PPT: Please mom, I really want it and...

M: Who do you want to shoot?

PPT: Nobody, I don't even want the BBs, I just want the gun, I promise!

M: You don't want the BBs? What are you going to do, stare at the gun lovingly?

PPT: No, I just really want the gun and...

M: Please put the human who's supposed to be the adult on the phone.

(Lots of snickering and shuffling noises)

TGTSOTC:'d it go?

M: I hate you.

TGTSOTC: (giggles like a little school girl)

Bastard. Start sleeping with one eye open.

2 people used their Big Boy words to communicate:

LiteralDan said...

In all fairness, an AirSoft gun shoots plastic pellets, so it's a step below a BB gun, but I'm sure this distinction has been made to you ad infinitum.

I just wanted to note that the best part of being an adult is that I could go buy myself a pellet gun or something right now just because I want to, and go shooting random stuff around our house.

I'm not saying my wife would be happy about it, but I could. In theory.

lfamily5 said...

Don't you love it when the other adult doesn't like to say no and make you look like the "bad cop"! I hate it when they do that!