Serious Eats: Talk
Family Dinner with Son's Date- Revisited- Part Three
Then the phone rang. Son McD. It was 4:30 pm. He asked if I'd gotten his text last night. I asked what time he sent it. 2:00am. I said, "Nope. I don't even think my cell phone is on. What was the message?" He mentioned the egg thing. I told him it wasn't going to be a problem. There were no eggs in the lasagna. He was glad of that and said they had gone to an 80's party, stayed at a friend's place and just woke up. I relayed that we had time flexibility, everything was prepped and if they were a bit behind it would be fine.
O.k.- Anyone who has a moony faced, starry eyed, time challenged 22 year old should know that this is probably not the whole story. There are further developments ahead. And guess what? I called it.
At 6:20 the phone rang. I had my hands in water so let the answering machine pick up. Lo and behold, Son McD. "Hi. We are almost ready... We should be there in just a little while..." (Time is a concept not a reality to this child.) This could mean an hour or a week so I quickly wipe my hands and grab the phone.
"Hi. Sorry we're not there yet. We're still not ready. Beautiful girlfriend is not feeling good and is throwing up and I'm really hung over. I had too much fun at the 80's party and beautiful girlfriend doesn't feel good."
---- My translation: They are both hung over and puking. Great. Teachable moment and lecture pending.
I said, "If you're feeling that rotten and she's "sick" don't come for dinner. But you're missing an awesome meal....
Too bad for you. Next time, if you know you have an invitation, plan ahead. Hope you feel better soon. Love ya. Bye."
(Story continued in Part 4)