Sunday, May 6, 2018

There Ain't One, So A Gift Isn't Needed

If there was a Son's Day, I think I've found the perfect gift for Genius.

The inspiration came to me while standing in line at Orb K. They have a cardboard display of metal insulated cups. I read them as was waiting on my put-upon clerk--

WAIT! I must stop to share my opinion of this clerky behavior! I don't think a clerk on the clock should sigh heavily when you hand her winners and ask for more scratch-off tickets. Especially when you do it politely, as in, "I'd like to trade these in, please, on some more tickets." Especially when that clerk sits down on two stacked red plastic containers that are (or were) full of new merchandise for weekly stocking. Especially with the custom right there, within sigh-detecting range. Sweet Gummi Mary! You don't have to act like you're diving to the bottom of the Marianas Trench without an oxygen tank! You're bending over to tear off some tickets, while sitting down on some convenient containers that aren't there the other 6 days of the week.

OKAY! Got that out of my system.

The cups had some clever, alcohol-related phrases on them. I immediately thought of Genius. Probably not a good sign, but he DOES have a good-paying job, and he's punctual and proficient in his work. Perhaps he'll get out of the college-boy mentality by year's end. favorite choice for Genius, if there WAS a Son's Day, would be the silver metal cup with black writing that said, "Shut Up, Liver! You're Fine." A close second was the one proclaiming, "I Have Mixed Drinks About Feelings." Heh, heh. I thought that was clever.

We all know there is no Son's Day. Because EVERY DAY is Son's Day!

At least that's the comparable explanation, judging from what my mom used to tell us when we asked why there wasn't a Kid's Day.


River said...

I thought "son's day" was obvious, it's the son's birthday, whatever day that is. Ditto "daughter's day" if you have a girl in the family.

Hillbilly Mom said...

But then there's the argument that WE get our birthday AND Mother's Day. Those $3 pink change purses and boxes of Sno-Caps aren't going to buy themselves and follow us home, you know.

River said...

Because we are daughters AND mothers. When your son becomes a father, he will have two days, birthday (son's day) and Father's Day. And if he is a good father, he will know that he has earned every tie, every pair of socks, that his children gift him for the next twenty years.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Heh, heh! I love the thought of Genius getting those gifts! Or maybe some coupons for free hugs...