Monday, August 12, 2019

Quote of the Day (Erma Bombeck, on What Happens When a Mother Sits for a Moment)

“I have studied the phenomenon of the mother who sits down for a moment to get off her feet. From all I've been able to gather, a message goes out over an invisible network that flashes to the world ‘Mother is in a sitting position. Proceed and de-sit.’

"At that moment the doorbell will ring, children will appear holding vital parts of their anatomy, the dog will dig his paws insistently into a leg, a husband will call impatiently for help, a phone will register its fifteenth ring, a pot will boil over, a buzzer will sound, or faucets will go on all over the house, and a loud voice will shriek, ‘I'm telling.’”—American humor columnist Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), Aunt Erma’s Cope Book: How To Get From Monday To Friday . . . In 12 Days (1979)

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