Sunday, November 16, 2008

Interrogation, Dad style

My father called this afternoon. He's not a great conversationalist, to say the least, which is one of the main reasons we're down to talking about once a week. Generally, his conversations are pretty much, "Hi, how are you? Just wanted to check in. Have anything important to report? Heard anything interesting from anyone else? Okay, love you. Bye."

Today, though, he was trying to get information out of me. I was talking to him while wandering around the grocery store, and he said something that made me stop walking and ask, sequentially, "Why?" What have you heard?" and the kicker, "Are you trying to pry?"

He quickly backed off, saying, "I don't pry. Your mother would pry, if she was here. But I don't do that -- I just ask questions."

I laughed, because ordinarily, he doesn't even do that. And clearly, if he's going to get information out of me, he's going to need to refine his interrogation technique.


Sara said...

Hmmm...sounds interesting. Can we pry????

dara said...

Eh, there's really nothing worthwhile to pry at. But I was surprised by my dad's attempt -- and shocked at his lack of skill. The man needs to work on his gossiping skills.

Miss Scarlet said...

Haha that's adorable. Dads are cute.

My verification word was "eardrat"...sounds like a synonym for gossip.

Ryane said...

hahha. Esp considering you are a lawyer. You'd think he would have a strategy...=-)