A couple weeks ago I wrote about a mother who wanted me to throw her son’s baseball trophy in the trash.
For many reasons I could not get myself to toss it, essentially doing her dirty work. Also, she had paid for it, which made me feel I was throwing away someone else’s property. I wasn’t interested in doing that.
I still have the trophy and figured I would try and find an acceptable way of getting it to her son.
However, because I collected money for BOTH of my son’s team trophies, I had lots of checks lying around that had not been deposited.
Yesterday I finally decided to get those checks to the bank, each included the price of the trophies as well as an amount towards the coach’s gifts.
These checks have been in a pile on my kitchen counter, some still in unopened envelopes.
So while I was making out the bank deposit slip I opened the envelope from this boy’s mother. Inside was a check and this note…
Could someone please tell me what is up with that face? Is it a tongue? Is it barf? Spit? What’s with the “BOO”? Is it Boo to baseball? Boo to me, the team or her son? Boo for having to pay? If you look really carefully you can see the erasure marks in the “Boo” area…what did it say before that? Maybe Bee-otch?
Was this note totally necessary to include with the check, highlighting her cryptic feelings about whatever she is trying to convey?
Honestly, when I pulled it out, I choked out a big laugh. It is just so on par with what I would expect from her at this point. I’m actually glad I did not see it earlier.
I hung it on my fridge and my six year old hooligan is obsessed with it. He has asked me countless times what it means.
Every time my response has been, “I don’t know”. Because I really, really don’t.