Friday, September 25, 2009

Salmon Patties

When I was home from college one summer, my mom and I had an interesting conversation.

Now, you have to know my mom is literally a saint. She laughs at everyone's jokes because she genuinely thinks they're funny. She serves more people more often than anyone I know. And she managed to survive raising me.
(End Tangent)

I was watching TV, and mentioned I was hungry. Her immediate response was, "Do you want a salmon patty?"

A salmon patty? I guess she doesn't remember that I had to gag those things down as a kid. I'm not a huge fish eater, and fried, canned salmon is not on my short list of must-have foods.

I said I was fine and would find something on my own.

Not two minutes later, my mom said, "Are you sure you don't want a salmon patty?"

This went on for another five minutes until I finally got up and made myself some toast.

Here's the lesson in hindsight:

My mom probably wanted a salmon patty.

But she didn't want to go through all the work of making them just for her.

I should have just said I would love one and let her have at it.

Better yet, I should have made them for her.

1 comment:

JMadd said...

My mom had a thing for salmon loaf - like meatloaf, but with canned salmon. Whenever she made that for dinner, my dad would always come up with an excuse to run some sort of errand with me and my sisters and he would take us to McDonald's.