At Magpie Tales, the prompt is a picture by one David Ligare.
My mother is well known for expressing herself in a somewhat roundabout way.
Like yesterday, Easter Sunday. I popped round to the parents with some seasonal chockies as you do, and Mother dearest said “I took bread and wine this morning”
“Not from Mr. Patel's corner shop I hope” I said.
I was of course, attempting a witticism, but Mother thought I had taken her comment as a confession of shoplifting! She got very flustered.
“Sorry Mum" I said. "I was only joking. So, you took a bottle of Merlot and a couple of loaves over to the food bank” Gag number two misfired.
“No Rosey, I went to church and took Holy Communion” she spluttered.
My Father issued me with a mild reprimand albeit with a grin on his face. He then asked if I was stopping for lunch. Feeling extremely hungry I said “Yes please, I could eat the hind leg off a donkey".
Mother looked at me and said “Actually dear we are having the hind leg of a lamb!” Then she burst into laughter. Then with a quizzical expression on her face she said "But Rosey dear, you are a vegetarian"