Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Devil Woman

I call my mom The Devil Woman. I got the nickname from the movie Billy Madison. I don't know if you've ever seen it before, but there's this one part, where Billy and his friends are putting flaming bags of shit on this old guys doorstep, then hiding behind a tree and watching him stomp it out. When he opens the door, he says, "It's another one of them flaming bags" and his wife hollar's back, "Don't step on it with your new boots, Harold." Then he yells back, "Don't tell me my business, Devil Woman."

For whatever reason, that reminds me of my mother. I started calling her that about a year ago. It's not only how I refer to her, but how I address her as well. I remember the first time she referred to herself as Devil Woman. She said, "Cookie, tell Devil Woman's daughter to hurry up." Then she stopped for a second and said, "I think I just insulted myself." HA!

Now it's common place. It's very rare that I call her "mom" now. I either call her by her first name, or by Devil Woman. She's taken to calling me Spawn.

We have such a close, loving relationship.

Although I do need to watch myself. A client called for her yeterday and before I put him on hold I said, "Oh, you mean The Devil Woman? I'll see if she's available."

Hmm, probably not the most professional thing to say.....

2 comments:

Isabel said...

ha ha. that's classic. Yeah, we call my mom the evil queen. I don't know how that started, probably with me calling her evil back in my teen days. lol

Dylan said...

LOL, Devil woman. I just call my mom, Mom. LOL.

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