Conversation with my Mother
Mother: (after diatribing for five minutes) …I mean it, Jess, you must cleanse your lymphs… It could be the difference between life and death… And it’s so damn simple. All you do is stand like a scarecrow and flap your arms and… Brautigan: Oh, bother.
Mother: What did he just say?
Me: Tell grand-mère what you said, baby.
Brautigan: (smiling) Oh, bother.