I was in a discussion with my Vice Rector (aka “My Boss”) when suddenly my mobile flashed with “CIPUTAT” on the screen. That meant my parent’s home. As a rule, I always answer their calls whenever possible so excusing myself I answered.
Me: “Yes Mom?”
Mom: “Still at the office?”
Me: “Yes, in discussion”
Mom: “Just wanted to tell you… you’re not getting a pay raise this year.”
Mom: “Just saw on TV, Sri Mulyani said no government employee are getting pay raises this year, including the president.”
Me: “Huh?” (while silently saying “mom you called me for this?”)
Mom: “Iya, so that all those negative words about the government officials getting pay raises are not true.” (we’re big Sri Mulyani supporters)
Mom: “Take care ya”
Me: “Yes Mom”
And that was it. Hee hee. Only my mom could pull me away from a discussion with my boss for a conversation like that.
I love you, Mom!