My mother can never remember the name of any actor or movie or song. Ever. So we will often get calls from her and she’ll say “What is the name of that actor…you now…the guy…who was in that movie that time…with that girl and the dog…and it was raining? Come on, you know.” And we can usually figure it out after a while. But my dad, brother and I have teased my mother about this mercilessly for years. Seriously…years. And we have all been pretty obnoxious about it. Well…yesterday, I got my payback…
J and I were watching CNBC in the morning and a guest came on who reminded me of someone…an actor. But I couldn’t think of his name. I tried…but nothing.
Me: That guy reminds me of someone…an actor…doesn’t he?
J: Which actor?
Me: You know…that tall one…
J: Really? Come on now…use your words.
Me: You know…the tall one and his kids have the funny names.
J: You’re joking, right?
Me: No, you know who I mean…the guy who was on Saturday Night Live and then Elf.
J: Will Ferrell?
Me: YES! Thank you! Doesn’t he look like that guy?
J: With a description like that how could I possibly disagree?
And there you have it. Now I can no longer tease my mother…because I am her. I’m sure my dad and brother are going to have a field day with this one.