My mother’s response to my Morning News piece:
Mom: Honey, that’s great! You are so talented.
Me: Thanks, Mom.
Mom: However, I don’t think you should show this to any potential employers.
Mom: And don’t take anything from [my current place of business]!
Me: Mom! I exaggerated about the pens, if it helps you sleep at night.
Mom: I don’t remember the eraser incident.
Me: You don’t? Really?
Mom: No. I do remember Christie, though. She was a bitch.