What show of affection are you getting this year?
(FROM AN EMAIL JUST RECEIVED FROM CELINE, A READER....THANKS FOR THIS GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE COMMUNICATION!)
"I just found that my mother in law is going to get this Mother's Day Card from my husband, Matt. I could not resist to share with you, Nora!....
He bought this card at the grocery store, when getting our groceries, and is doing his draft at my kitchen table...because he is ready to do his errands."
I was intending to send this card in the mail in time for Mother’s day, but got distracted. However, you know that I’m around, don’t you?
So, no harm either in me not visiting you yet this year?
You say you called me? But you know I have work issues going on at this time and do not have time to consider and respond to any call.
Yes, I hear you, you are always complaining, because you want mushy love words...well, you are overreacting, as usual.
You know that you are the only mother I had...let’s leave it here.
You got flowers from dad, right? So, what's the problem? you have your flowers..
Well, bye now
Your son, Matt