By Mickie McLeod
CBS 62/CW50 Intern
I’m the type of person who finds the humor in every day. I don’t know what it is, but the weirdest things make me laugh. I couldn’t stop laughing at what happened at Sunday Dinner the other day, and I still laugh just thinking about it.
Every Sunday, my mom makes a dinner for the family. My brother, his fiancé, and I all head over there to bond with our parents and watch football for the day. This week, however, my brother Tim, and his fiancé Jordan were at the game and were planning on coming over after dinner.
On this snowy Sunday, my mom decided to make a self-serving pot of stew. It was rather delicious. The fireplace was crackling with wood and the snow was falling so gracefully outside. My parents and I had already finished our meal by the time Tim and Jordan came over.
When they arrived, I was in the middle of feeding the fire with wood. My parents weren’t in the room at the time so Tim and Jordan began serving themselves. My back was towards them so I couldn’t stop what my brother did next.
I hear my Mom come in shortly after and she says, “Tim, why don’t you give Jordan a bigger bowl?” very politely. My mom repeats herself to my brother until he acknowledges her comment. I turn around from stoking the fire and I instantly had to leave the room so I could contain myself from laughing.
I just about died. Is my brother blind? I look over to my soon to be sister-in-law and she’s eating her stew out of my cat, Walter’s, cat dish. I then remembered my mom just washed his bowls and must have put them on the counter to dry. However, this doesn’t excuse my brother from serving his fiancé dinner out of a cat bowl.
I put my head down to hold in my laughter, but I just couldn’t. My brother had no idea what he did until I busted out laughing and acknowledged his dumb mistake. My brother found his mistake equally as funny when he realized it, but no one else seemed to. I’m still laughing why neither my brother nor my almost sister-in-law noticed the difference between a cat bowl and a human bowl.
Although the dish was cleaned, was this just too gross to laugh at? Like I said, maybe it’s just me because I find the humor in everything. Seeing Jordan eat out of a cat bowl may have been the highlight of my year. I might have to add this into my speech at their wedding next year. Maybe, I’ll get a few laughs…or not.
Mickie McLeod is a Livonia, MI native. She’s currently majoring in Communication Studies at Wayne State University and is a CBS 62/CW50 Intern.