I am so disgustingly tired that it makes me want to vomit, but I wanted to post something really quick.
My mom got into a little fender bender today and called me while i was at InterVarsity’s Emerge Conference. Hence, she was near home, and I was close to an hour away. Everyone else in my family went to Seattle for my cousin’s wedding (CONGRATULATIONS GEORGE AND ANGELA HWANG!). So, my mom called me because, being like most Asian moms, she didn’t know what to do and was freaking out because my dad forgot to put the insurance card in the glove compartment, as he usually does. The accident wasn’t her fault, though, but when the cop came, he was being a totally irritable butthole. I heard him talking roughly to her over the phone! I wanted to be like, oh haiiiiiillllll no. Mama Wang and Cop Man exchanged some words. I heard her voice raise an octave in frustration, and then she hung up on me without saying bye. Everything was taken care of in the end. The cop told Mama it was the other person’s fault, and that she was free to go. Mama told me the following conversation she and the cop had:
[Mama Wang was still sitting in her car after Cop Man said she could go, calling me, my dad, and Jessi to say everything was fine.]
Cop: [taps on window] Is everything all right? Why are you still sitting here?
Mom: …why you talk so mean to me? You scare me. Why your voice is so mean?
Cop: …so, are you okay?
Mom: You make me so nerve!
Cop: [smiling now] Ma’am, just keep your insurance card in the car at all times. You shouldn’t be driving without it. Now, is everything okay?
Mom: [smiling politely, but sweating profusely b/c she hadn’t turned the engine on yet] Yes.
Cop: And why don’t you turn on the engine and get some a/c going!
Mom: Okay, bye!
Everyone loves my mom. I can see people’s faces light up when they see her, especially people who come into our restaurant, old or new customers. You can’t help but love her.