“Well, I don’t see how that’s any of your business,” Carla said, “but I made him a stack of blueberry pancakes. And do you know what that capricious little brat did? He caused the stack of pancakes to topple to the floor.”
“And then what did you do?” the nurse asked.
“I was pissed. I was already running late for work and in my haste to get him off to school, I picked up the pancakes from the floor and made the little fucker eat every last bite,” Carla said.
“Mrs. Abernathy, your son is running a slight fever and he’s in pain. I think you need to pick him up from school and take him to see his doctor,” the nurse said.
“Listen, you’re the school nurse and my son’s at school, so do your job, dammit,” Carla said, “I’m a single mother, I’m at work, and my boss is giving me the stink-eye for taking a personal call. Since you’re a nurse, I’m going to delegate to you the responsibility for looking after my little angel until the end of the school day when I can pick him up.”
And with that, Carla hung up the phone.
Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (nurse), Ragtag Daily Prompt (breakfast), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (capricious), MMA Storytime (topple), Word of the Day Challenge (haste), and Your Daily Word Prompt (delegate).