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I`m David. Have you ever been in a situation so ridiculous, that you couldn`t believe it was happening? Let me tell you about my experience. So listen, my friend is getting married to my mother.
I`m 18, and I just started attending a very prestigious university. My mother teaches Economics there. I was hiding the fact that she was my mom so no one would think she’s biased toward me. I also have to say that she doesn`t look like an average teacher. She`s beautiful and very attractive and she`s 36 years old, but she looks much younger. So I constantly hear from my classmates that they want to ask her out. I understood that they were just messing around, but my good friend Mike looked like he was crushing hard on her. He talked about her all the time! I tried to say something like “C`mon, she`s a teacher,” or “She`s too old for you, buddy,” but he wouldn`t listen to me at all. He always tried to talk with her in the hallway and stayed after periods to ask her questions about Economics. Of course it all looked very silly. Besides, my mother is a decent woman and she has great taste in men.
One evening my mom was going on a date, and I thought it would be a great idea to invite Mike to hang out, and play on the Xbox. I called him, but he didn’t answer. OK, I’ll just watch a movie by myself, I thought. Five minutes later, someone rang the doorbell. Mom shouted from the bathroom, “Open the door, I`m not ready yet!” And you can Imagine my surprise when I opened the door and I saw Mike standing there with a bouquet of flowers. I was shocked. I literally couldn’t say a word I was so surprised. Then my mother came and introduced us, “This is Mike. Mike, this is my son, David. You already know each other.” We shook hands awkwardly, Mom kissed me, and they left for their date. I stood there for a few more minutes in complete confusion. Mom’s dating Mike? What? How could this even happen?
I waited up for a long time for my mother. She came home late. I immediately began to say, “You can’t date him, mom! He’s my classmate, he’s twenty years younger than you!” She didn’t like what I said. She answered me with irritation: “First of all, he 18 years younger than me, and second, I can date anyone I want!” That was the end of the conversation. Maybe I don’t have the right to tell her who she can date, but this is nonsense! Mom is dating my friend! Ok, my mother won’t listen to me, but I can talk to Mike and explain to him why is this wrong. So I decided to talk to him during classes the next day.
That very next day, I was walking down the hall on my way to class, and I saw Mike surrounded by our classmates. He was telling them something, and the guys were laughing out loud. I immediately understood that he was telling them about my mother. I got so angry, I ran up to him, and I was going to punch him in the face. But the guys pulled me away immediately, so I just shouted, “How dare you tell the others about her?!” And then I screamed at him with words I’d rather not repeat. He was confused. It turned out he didn`t say anything about my mother, and this whole situation was just a misunderstanding. Either way, my friendship with Mike was over.
Soon afterward my mother found out about the fight, and we had a very serious conversation. From that moment on our relationship became pretty complicated. And on the contrary, she and Mike became much closer. He used to come to our house for dinner. I literally couldn`t stand it, and always tried to go for a walk or to the movies. They even went on vacation together. All this time, Mike really annoyed me. I couldn’t stand that my friend was dating my mom. And this has been my life for six months.
In late spring, my mother had a birthday. For the first time in a while, Mike spoke to me and asked me to help organize the birthday party. Of course I agreed, because I love my mother, and I was thinking that maybe after that, our relationship would get better. We thought it through. We invited our relatives, her friends, decorated the house, and prepared gifts. The party was going great, right up until Mike started to give the toast. He said that my mom is the best woman he has ever met, that he loves her and appreciates her, bla-bla-bla, and other stuff like that. The usual words of congratulations. But then he got down on his knee. And I just froze. I thought, there’s no way this is going to happen. But yes – he proposed to her. There are no words to describe my emotions at that moment. In my mind I was just yelling, “No! No! No!” And Mom started crying and then shouted “Yes! I will marry you.” The crowd exploded with applause and congratulations. But I almost broke a glass out of anger.
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