My mother keeps going in and out of retirement. Truly, I can’t keep up. She was a cosmetologist for decades and then her body just wouldn’t have it anymore, so she retired. But my mother is used to the hussle. She’s not the kind of woman to stay home and work on her projects. Oh no, she would find that far too boring.
So sometimes she goes back into business. Her entrepreneurial endeavors have included selling vitamins, baby-sitting a dove, selling sofas, and far too many other ventures to name. The thing is that my mother is a free spirit and anything that requires too much of a regular commitment from her, just isn’t going to work.
Sometimes she tells me about her new money-making adventures, but many times she doesn’t because she’s sick of hearing me sigh. She knows I’ll give a speech about how she should learn how to enjoy relaxing. That’s why it didn’t really come as a surprise to me to find out that she has OBVIOUSLY taken on another job, but I was surprised at how I found out.
I was on my lunch break and treated myself to Chinese food. At the end of the meal, I received this fortune…