My mum versus My dad
Dad: "So. It's been almost a year the two of you have been seeing each other."
Me: "Yes. Almost."
Dad: "Has he asked you to marry him yet?"
Me: "What? No. I mean, no. I mean, whaddya mean?"
Dad: "It's been almost a year
and he hasn't asked you to marry him yet? What is the point
of this relationship?"
Me: "Dad, it's not been that long. And anyway, it's not your concern. We'll get to that point whenever, you know?"
Dad: "Then are you two at least seeing each other with the intention of getting married?"
Me: "Yikes. Whaddya mean, Dad? Look, we'll get to that whenever. And anyway, why are you getting so het up about me getting married? I'm only XX years old."
XX years old! You look around you, everyone
is getting married and having children
! What, are you two going to just be 'seeing each other' indefinitely?"
Me: "Really, Dad. Who said we were going to do that indefinitely? Come on. You can't just get married like that."
Dad: "Well, he hasn't asked
This is the only printable part of the conversation. The rest turned rather ugly and we slammed the phone down on each other. I called my mum.
Me: "Mum, do you get upset if you think about me and M.?"
Mum: "No, well. You know, it just means that you won't ever live in Korea if you stay with him."
Me: "Mum, you know I never thought of doing that anyway."
Mum: "That's true."
Me: "Dad's upset. Why does he get so upset?"
Mum: "I don't know. Hold on. (To the land line phone) Hello? Yes, I'm hearing your daughter's side of the story right now. She's called me. I'll speak to you later. Hello?"
Me: "I'm here."
Mum: "That was your father. He sounds upset."
Me: "I know. We had an argument. He just doesn't really understand, Mum. Do you get upset about this too?"
Mum: "No. I mean, there's not much you can do about things right now, anyway, is there? It's not like you could
get married right away even if you wanted to. So I think there's still time...But if someone else eligible wants to see you, would you agree to meet him?"
! What are you talking about! You want me to go out on a blind date thingy?"
Mum: "Well you know, I think you shouldn't give up opportunities. You know."
Me: "Mum, you're just going nuts. There is no way I am going to allow you to give off the impression that I am single."
Mum: "(Laughs) I know, I know...."