Thursday, July 24, 2008

How I Went from This to This in 5 Seconds

This is nice little Mommy-me as my college daughter begins telling me a story about a job interview she recently had with the owner of an authentic Egyptian restaurant in her college town. I am all smiles, as you can see--a proud mama bear. My first-born is makin' her way in the world.

Then she reported that at some point in the interview, their conversation took this turn:

Him: I see on your application that you have dance experience. What kind?
Her: Ballet.
Him: Really? Wow. I could use a belly dancer here! Are you willing to belly dance?

Me: Welcome to Mad Mama Bear Land, Mr. Restaurant Owner. I know that you have met my daughter; would you like to meet my teeth and claws?

30 comments:

Roxanne said...

I bet a diet based solely on the carcasses of inquisitive restaurant owners would probably lose you a pound or two--not to mention all the adrenelin.

Mocha with Linda said...

You go, Mama!!

I assume she grabbed her application and pirouetted right out of there. . . .

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

LOL!!!!!!


That was halarious!!! I could see myself doing that too .... in fact I have !!!

Its ok mama bear its allowed but give her credit for knowing what's right and wrong!!!
Diane

Chel said...

Oh.my.word. The audacity and ignorance in just one statement. Wow. Just remember, arson is just NOT an option! You could probably post on your blog from prison, but you couldn't protect your yung'uns from there! Breathe deeply...

Susanne said...

Oh I know that Mad Mama Bear look. I've worn it several times myself.

skoots1mom said...

so, who is the new owner of the restaurant?

Jane said...

If you need reinforcements I will be glad to tag along!!!! What a perve!!!

Kathi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Love the Mama Bear post. I've so been there. :)

Chatty Kelly said...

A picture is worth 1,000 words. I love it.

As a mother of 2 daughters, I concur! No amount of force is to much. Get him! I got your back!

R.L.Scovens said...

Belly dance?!!

Roxanne Kristina said...

Girl, I'm with you!!! Go mama bears! Geez, what nerve that dude had. Please tell me your daughter's next interview was for a job at the library! :0)

"MoodyBlue" Jodi said...

I would be the same way, maybe with foam coming out of the bear's mouth. Go get 'em Linda!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

That is too funny -- you changing from nice mama bear to fierce mama bear, that is. The Belly Dancer comment? Not funny at all. My claws would have come out too!

DidiLyn said...

Oh, so true. It is a sight to behold when a cuddly Mama becomes a Mama Bear. With cubs.
He'd best back s-l-o-w-l-y away.
Or play dead.

Natalie said...

How something so innocent can turn into something so perverted! My biggest concern for my son is how easily accessible and available "adult content" is...even as in your daughters case, is handed right to them. You may want to sharpen some of those claws...just in case.

Debbie said...

I can so relate to both sides of that story. No, wait, not yours and the restaurant owners - yours and your daughters.

I remember this young naive Indiana girl answering a job ad in California for a health spa receptionist (I'm thinking Modern Lady Fitness, Curves type place)and arriving at a building with no windows and WAY to small to hold a gym, a pool, or even exercise equipment. Pretty sure it was to make appointments for the "girls", not to welcome the ladies coming to exercise. :o

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Any time a restaurant owner asks about dance experience, it is a bad sign.

I can bet your daughter gave him a piece of her mind herself.

OH LINDA, this mama bear would have gone grizzly on this man.

Laurie Ann said...

I'd have gone Mama Bear on Mr. Restaurant Owner just as fast! The nerve! Your post brougt a smile to my face as always, though.

samurai said...

*applause* It's amazing how fast those storm clouds can roll in! If that were my daughter my statement might have been something along the lines of... "Did you know that the strike of a sniper's bullet arrives before you can hear the report of the rifle?" I'm good at those random, unrelated comments like that. ;) Even when what some might think it means one thing, when it means something different.

You can still be proud of your daughter though. She is still out there trying to make it on her own.

Missy said...

I would be very interested to see Mr. Restaurant owner when face to face with Mad Mama Bear! He would probably be less interested in a belly dancer and more interested in a new pair of running shoes!

Jodie said...

Look at all the Mama's comin' outta their caves to comment on this isshah!

What a stupid, stupid man. Does he fear not for his own life? (He ought to!)

This brings out the Mama Bear in me, and she's not even my daughter!

Like Napoleon says, 'Idiot'.

My ADHD Me said...

Do NOT mess with our kids!!
We will fight to the death for them!

Loved your post.

Cyndy said...

Out here in CA they say the grizzly is extinct...apparently they aren't counting the Mama's of the species.
You go girl! The rest of us Mamas have got you covered!

Marina said...

Amen sister's to everthing you said and all the post amen! amen !you don't mess with mama bears my claws would of come out ! I can't belive he ask her to belly dance !
marina

Velvia said...

Hi Linda!
This is a great post, I can so-o-o relate. You have such a great sense of humor!
Love, Velvia

Heth said...

My, my, what a lovely perm you have Mrs. Bear.

Chel said...

Oh my goodness gracious me!!!! I have a perty yung thang myself, my little Princess whom I must announce her age often at the mall when men with small children look her way....to even jest of belly dancing, I had a hard enough time with her cheer uniform which covered her mid area well. WOW!!! I am teaching mine the insurance biz now so hopefully she can get a job with more clothing optional. lol
God bless you very much,
~Chel (kin to the other Chel - together we are Chel(squared) SeaChels etc.

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I can't believe he asked that! I'd become a big, mean, mama bear too!!!

Marmee said...

CUTE post!!! Made me laugh!! Love the bear in the wig with the goofy grin!

PJ said...

Yikes!! Shall we all growl together??? Maybe he'll think it's an earthquake and hightail it out of there!!!