Mom: I want to talk to you about something.
Me : What is it this time?
Mom: You shouldn’t get too attached to someone. Doesn’t matter it’s a boy or girl. When you’re not together anymore, the other person will think back of all the things he has done for you. How are you going to repay him?
Me : Huh? What are you saying?
Mom: You always telling CF all the things you do, calling him on the phone, saying I miss you and all. You don’t know what he’s thinking. Later, he might think back of all the things he has done for you and then you can’t even be friends.
I know she’s getting at something here. It’s either:
a) I shouldn’t be going out with CF
b) I shouldn’t be misleading him into thinking that I like him
I didn’t probe further or ask her to go straight to the point because I know that would only upset her. I let her do all the talking and I left the room immediately after she finished.
Mom: You always go out with CF, who’s much younger. Always hang around with immature people, you also become immature. What do you two talk about?
Me: Of course there is. We talked ….
Mom: Some more he’s still studying and you’re working … what topics do you talk about with him …?
Me: (rolling my eyes) We do …
Mom: What do you two have in common?
Me: So where are we going for dinner later?
I had to change the subject because she was in a ranting mood, and I was not in the mood to give reassuring or convincing answers.
In addition, I have a niggling feeling that she is supportive of me working abroad so that I would be away from CF. Though it is just a suspicion ….
Anyway, the interview went quite well. But I have yet to hear from the company. So we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed ...