Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Garbage Lady

When I was a kid, Mom would take Christy, Andrea and me to the weekly summer matinee movie. One particular day, we’d all had popcorn and Mom said, a bit too loudly, “I’m the garbage lady.”

Suddenly, not only was she holding all of us girls’ garbage, but random people at the theater starting handing her their garbage. Hand over hand it came from rows away, with Mom struggling to juggle all the empty popcorn buckets and soda cups that she was handed. Somehow we were able to push our way forward to the garbage cans where Mom unloaded her significant burden.

When we got to the car, Mom had the giggles. We hooted and snorted with laughter all the way home. But never again did Mom announce that she was a garbage lady.

7 comments:

Katie said...

Lol! Too funny!!

diane said...

That is a good story!

Denae (a.k.a. D-dawg) said...

REALLY?!?!? Jenna that is so funny! I feel like the garbage lady myself lots of times... I guess it's the mom's job but I would be so mad if a stranger handed me their garbage too! That's hilarious!

Annemarie said...

That is really funny! Sometimes I, too feel like the garbage lady & the lunch lady, and the ATM, etc...

hayngrl101 said...

Aaw. What a fun story. I wish I had fun memories of my mom like that. Now I have to go hide so I can think of some... :)

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zippy said...

Laughed 'til my sides ached! Funny how some tasks are naturally assigned to us as a mom--whether we advertise it or not! : )