My mom came in my room at 9:35am. “I thought you’d be awake,” she said. She told me that since my boyfriend’s mom was having a surprise birthday party the next day, she wanted to go to the mall and buy a gift.
She knew the word “mall” was enough to get me up, dressed, and out of the door.
I was up and dressed, but my mom started to have “laptop troubles”. She had been having laptop troubles a lot lately. I was obviously too deep into my morning stupor to stop and think, why is she on her laptop if we’re going out?