In which Joke reveals he has created a monster.

NOS walked into my room last night, interrupting a very enjoyable read.

He issued a preamble. Something along the lines of:

NOS: Dad, do you remember that you said that if I was doing really well in school I could have any car I wanted?
Me: (suspicious) Any car within reason.
NOS: Yeah. That.
Me: Uh huh.
NOS: When would that be?
Me: When you turn 16.
NOS: OK. That's what I thought.
[pause]
NOS (cont'd.): But if I do really well this year could I get a treat?
Me: Sure, depends on how well and what the treat is.
NOS: A tuxedo.
Me: Well, as soon as you have a reason to wear one, we can talk about it. What do you need a tuxedo for?
NOS: Nothing. It'd just be cool to have.

Was I this insufferable when I was 11½?

-J.

Comments

HEATHER said…
BWHAHAHA!!! This is excellent!!
Poppy Buxom said…
I hate to say it, but you'd have to ask your parents. Or your sister. And the answer would probably be "yes."
Jen said…
This made my morning. And here we thought the Bar Mitzvah was the rite of passage.
Badger said…
I have done the math, and all signs point to YES.
I thought you were born in a tux, so there you go.
Joke said…
Since reaching my more-or-less permanent height, it is appalling how many of the bloody things I have owned.
blackbird said…
The way I see it? THIS is precisely why your parents hoped you'd have children.
BabelBabe said…
I am sure you were.
Judi said…
I would bet my house on the affirmative..(I don't actually own a house but you get my drift)

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