It’s 8 p.m and I’m surfing the Internet as usual when my phone rings. It’s Mama! She NEVER CALLS ME. The first thing I think is maybe something is wrong. This woman lives with the phone surgically attached to her ear but I am not exactly at the top of her list for local gossip and chit-chat. I try not to take it personal because I know at times when I have to listen to Italians bastardize the English language my ears start to bleed.
“Ciao Liaaaaaa, come staiiiiiiiiiiiiiii?” Wow, we actually chatted for 40 minutes! I think she misses me! Or perhaps she just misses Coco…or all her other cronies were out shopping.
Either way, I guess I have officially entered that “guilty circle” of Italian families because the following night I also got a call from Zio (Uncle) too. “Ciao, Liaaaa, why you don’t call me? Howzzzz Coco?” Seems that over the past few years I have unknowingly extended my family dynamic and if these people don’t get a weekly check-in call they think I am sick or worse ignoring them!
Looks like I better get in touch with the phone company and work out a family and friends plan : )
…by the way, Coco izzzzz fine and so am I, thanks for asking ; )