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Columnist: Mom Bugs Me At Times

My mom does some things that annoy me. I grew up in a town where the streets make a grid. I’ve lived in that town since I was 9 years old, but when I drive with my mom somewhere, she’ll attempt to give me directions. “I normally turn left here then right on 12th Street,” she’ll say. “Mom,” I think to myself, “these streets make a grid. Any combination of lefts and rights will get us there. I promise you, we’re going to make it.” Or she’ll stand over my shoulder while I’m cooking and either asks if she can help or offers unsolicited advice. “Mom,” I think to myself, “you taught me how to cook when I was eight, I live by myself now. I got this.” But I never say those things to her. I just say “Yes, ma’am” or wait for her to leave the kitchen on her own. Then I smile to myself and think about how fortunate I am to have her in my life/R.J. Taylor, UIdaho Argonaut. More here.

Question: What is something your mother does that bugs you?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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