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March 1st, 2008

9:30 AM

I can't stand my son's girlfriend

I am only writing this here because I know my son will never read this, heh, and if he does, my husband, who shares my opinion about that song, will back me up in denying that I am Mrs Giggles. But I really have to vent after the latest family dinner last evening.

Okay, I make it a point not to meddle with my kids' private lives unless they are doing something really stupid like running off to join a cult, but my son's girlfriend is driving me up the wall.

No, it's not some kind of weird jealousy thing, people.

You see, my son's mobile phone plays that truly annoying Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston every time his girlfriend calls.

She's a nice lady, but she's also so insecure that every time she's not with him, she will call him because she's one of those "we must always be together - ALWAYS!" people.

I don't say anything even if I personally think she's rather unnerving in her overzealous clinging to my son. We are talking about someone who, when my son fails to answer the first call, will keep calling again and again until he answers. I have once had the phone ring seven times in a half hour period when my son was away and he left the phone behind in the house by accident.

Anyway, I personally thought she's a bit of a bunny-boiler material where her clinging to my son is concerned but since my son seems to adore her codependent behavior - they have been together for three years now - I have never said a word about how her constant phone calls creep me out.

But can you imagine the agony of hearing Sean Kingston's truly annoying high-pitched squeaking every time she calls?

We were at a family dinner last evening and I was looking at the menu.

"You're way too BOO-TI-FULL GIRL! That's why it'll never WORK!"

Ten minutes later, I was in the midst of a conversation with my daughter.

"You'll have me SUICIDAL! SUICIDAL!"

Fifteen minutes later, while trying to bite on a piece of chicken.


That song is driving me nuts! This happens every time I happen to end up in the same room or car or whatever with my son that I am this close to begin foisting excuses as to why I can't spend time with him because I am starting to get homicidal urges every time I hear that loathsome song. I've tried off-handedly suggesting other romantic songs to him like Chris DeBurgh's Lady In Red, but he insists that this is his girlfriend's favorite song. (Ugh.) I tried pointing out that the song is actually about ending a relationship so it's not a song one should turn into an "our song" thing, but that doesn't work as well. I don't know what to do anymore short of "accidentally" taking a hammer to the phone.

Hubby tries to tell me that it could be worse - the song could be anything by Michael Learns To Rock, for example - but I don't find that a consolation every time that phone rings. Since my son is staying with us, there is no escape from that song at all.

If you haven't heard that song before (lucky you), here's a YouTube video of that song:

6 comment(s).

Posted by Linda:

I hate that song, too. British DJ Chris Moyles did a parody of it several months ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXaHokLMffU
March 1st, 2008 @ 10:40 AM

Posted by Jackie L.:

My son set the ringtone for his girlfriend to: Blah-blah-blah-blah, blah-blah-blah. Someone must have ratted him off, because she called while they were sitting on sofa. Priceless.
March 1st, 2008 @ 10:52 AM

Posted by Jennifer Leeland:

LMAO!! Okay, I played the actual song for about five seconds before I had to click it off, but the parody was HILARIOUS!!!!! LOL.
Good luck with that Mrs. G. *Hands her a hammer*
March 1st, 2008 @ 10:58 AM

Posted by Mrs G:

OMG, I love that parody! Maybe I should find one I can use as a ringtone... :P
March 1st, 2008 @ 11:08 AM

Posted by kim:

The guy on the parody sings better than the artist.
I banned cell phones and ipods from the dinner table years ago.
March 1st, 2008 @ 11:13 AM

Posted by Jill Noelle Noble:

It could be worse...your son's girlfriend could be a preachy feminist vegan man-hater who is in serious need of anti-psychotic medication. But like you, I try to mind my own business when it comes to my children's relationships.
And yeah, that songs sucks. LOL.
March 2nd, 2008 @ 5:27 AM