Mother Simply Mentioned Throughout Dinner That You By no means Know When Your Time Will Come, Tremendous Unprompted

It seems as if something really sad or tragic happened to someone at mom’s work today, because otherwise the conversation she’s trying to start makes no sense at all: Just over dinner, mom made an incredibly morbid, super unsolicited remark, like you never know when your time will come

Whoa, where does that come from?!? We’re just trying to enjoy our chicken piccata here, mom!

We all just had a normal dinner and were talking about Dad’s going to be planting flowers in the front yard this weekend when Mom gave that big, dramatic sigh moments ago and said out of nowhere, “You know, I … never really think about it after, but your time could come any day. It really could. ”After that, everyone was silent for a while, with no idea where it was coming from, leading us to believe that one of their perfectly healthy colleagues in the bank must have had an aneurysm while sleeping or from a drunk driver was approached or something. Mom is usually pretty optimistic, but something bad has clearly happened that makes her think about her mortality because after that comment she went on for a minute or so that it doesn’t matter how healthy or good you are, it everything can be gone in a jiffy.

Jesus, mom. Kind of a buzzkill….

After making her strange, out of nowhere comment, Mom just sat there for a while, staring solemnly into space, making it damn hard for the rest of the family to resume normal dinner conversations like nothing had happened. It would probably be good if one of us asked mom if everything was okay and tried to offer some support, but no one really expected to have to do anything unpleasant today and frankly, this should really be daddy’s handling Responsibility. And while we’re all dying to know all of the juicy, morbid details about sudden death mom is alluding to, it probably wouldn’t be worth getting into as she may start crying and things get even more uncomfortable for everyone than she does it already is.

I’m sorry Mom, but we’ll probably all stay away from it.

Mom has always been pretty good at breaking up in the past, so let’s hope that she can quickly bury the sad details of any tragedy that occurred deep in her subconscious and be her happy, happy self again at dinner tomorrow. This is probably what the deceased would have wanted.