A MOTHER has perfected a way of enquiring about her children’s careers that implies they’ve completely arsed their lives up, it has emerged.
Mother-of-three Mary Fisher has discovered the perfect tone of voice and phrasing to make her kids feel wholly inadequate, while still maintaining plausible deniability.
She said: “All I did was ask if my daughter Nikki had heard back from a job interview she went on three months ago and she flew off the handle.
“It was a genuine question. I don’t see the problem.”
Daughter Nikki Hollis said: “Of course I didn’t get it. It was three months ago, she’d know by now. Why would I get an incredible new job and keep it a secret?
“Even if I did get it, it wouldn’t be enough for her. She’d immediately ask how much it paid then make a disappointed ‘huh’ noise, before pointing out it’s half what my brother Nathan earns.”
Mary Fisher added: “Hang on a sec just got to make a call…Nathan, darling, just wondering who they promoted in the end, you or that fellow you hate?”