Thursday, June 14, 2007

Take Me Out To the Ballgame

For those that are new to this blog, your loyal loving blogger has a younger sister with a similar smart-ass sense of humor. A lot of our conversations spontaneously become “contests” to see who can either:

1. Persevere the longest, or

2. Irritate the other the most

Actually, it is usually a combination of the two. Anyway, what follows is a near-verbatim conversation we had on the phone about a year and a half ago:

Lori: “Joe, don’t forget that you promised to come with me and my son to the baseball game next week.”

Me: “Of course. Can you do me a favor and send me an e-mail so I can put it on my calendar?”

Lori: “No problem. Can you do me a favor?”

Me: “Sure, anything.”

Lori: “Can you give me a call to remind me to send you an e-mail reminding you about the baseball game?”

Me: “Of course, I’ll do anything for my sister. Would you mind doing something for me?”

Lori: “Sure.”

Me: “Would you leave me a voicemail reminding me to call you to remind you to send me an e-mail reminding me about the baseball game?”

Lori: “Of course. But, um, would you mind doing me a favor?”

Me: “You name it.”

Lori: “Could you send me a fax reminding me to leave you a voicemail to remind you to call me to remind me to send you an e-mail reminding you about the baseball game?”

Me: “Of course I will! You know I’d do anything for you, Lori. But would you mind doing me a favor?”

Lori: “Yes, of course.”

Me: “Could you send me a text message to remind me to send you a fax to remind you to leave me a voicemail reminding me to call you to remind you to send me an e-mail reminding me about the baseball game?”

Lori: “Sure. But would you mind doing me a favor?”

This went on and on and on and on. I cannot remember who “won” this conversation, but since she is not here to argue, I will go on record as saying that it was I that came out victorious and she that embarrassingly lost track of who had to do what.

12 comments:

  1. haha funny! I do that often with my mother.

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  2. Perspective Girl6/15/2007 02:26:00 AM

    I love banter....it's so much fun...

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  3. I can almost guarantee your sister won. See, I'm a sister. I know these things.

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  4. OMG so this is where you have been.
    Missed ya. You need reminder for baseball? What is wrong with you? LOL joke there,
    thanks for the read,
    JG

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  5. You two sound like me and my brother! Well, actually, our whole family joins in this kind of thing. Whatever, I liked it.

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  6. Now that I found you from myspace. I can see I would have called uncle!

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  7. I wish my sister had a similar sense of humor as me or at least I was as dry as her so we could have actual conversations. As it is when we do talk she tries to get me to pray for my sins and accept Jesus as my savior or she after I make a sarcastic witty remark she say's "I gotta go!' real fast and hangs up. I alway's laugh my ass off when I rattle her. I laugh even harder when she tries not to act rattled.

    ps
    Come back to myspace!

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  8. I would say your sister won, unless of course she actually did send you a reminder email.

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  9. Did you really win? Hehehe Somehow I doubt it. Peace! You and your sister are funny.

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  10. Now that I found you from myspace. I can see I would have called uncle!

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