Mothers and text messaging: a powerful combination that usually leaves you feeling like you’ve just entered the “Twilight Zone.”
Moms, mama, nay … they have a knack for sowing confusion without warning. They can give the most insane advice. And they can also make you feel like everything’s going to be OK, in spite of the day you’ve had.
Here, we’ve compiled actual text messages from the mothers of our coworkers. In honor of the women we all hold dear, whether married, separated, or as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named thinks, #NaAnoLang, we salute you — quirky, wacky text and all:
Is it good advice? I can’t tell.
Your ma has a right to know where you are at all times.
That’s damn good advice.
Sucks to be you if you can’t cook.
“Psywar” — the mom version.
This text never happened.
The random texts
Hey, your mother tells you to do it, you do it.
What more reason do you need for a career change than wisdom from ma?
They can do it all, but sometimes your ma needs help, too.
They have psychic powers.
Their wisdom is beyond compare.
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Joy has been a vegan for over 20 years. She's done a wide range of stories for magazines, from music and movies to business and culture matters. She continues to write professionally to this day — like, right this very minute.