Daddy asked who’s turn it was to do the dishes.
An argument ensued.
“You know guys,” I said. “you have it easy. You have a dishwasher. I grew up without a dishwasher. We had to wash every dish by hand.”
Mouths dropped open.
“Yes, I also grew up without air conditioning,” I said, clearly on a roll. “and I was 9 years old before we got a color T.V..”
“What?! Were you like born in the 60s? Or like a really long time ago?”
“No, my parents just believed in deprivation, apparently.” I said, “Actually, it’s because I grew up on a farm and it just wasn’t there. It wasn’t even a matter of money.”
“Did you even have electricity?”
“Uh, yeah, we did have electricity. Now do the dishes.”