I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite TV shows is The Middle. This ABC gem focuses on the Heck family living in Orson, Indiana. The mom, Frankie, has some great lines every week as she lovingly and realistically raises her three kids.
The following is an excerpt from her job interview for a dental hygienist position. It spoke to me!
Dentist: I guess I ask you questions, right? Ok, well, tell me. Who is Frankie Heck?
Frankie: Well, I’m warm and special and amazing and beautiful and lively.
Oh, God. What was I thinking? I should never have listened to my mother’s lode of crap. Of course she said those things. She’s my mother. I sound like an idiot.
You know what? I don’t know. I just don’t know. You want one word to describe me? Mom. There. That’s it. I can get dressed in 30 seconds. I can pull anything out of my bag without looking. You need a quarter? There. Protein bar? (she tosses one at him). How ’bout a pen? Blue or black? I can hold creditors off for months. I can listen to five conversations at the same time. Oh, and apparently I’m a delight in a carpool. Ok, I suck. Goodbye. I’ll let myself out.
Dentist: First of all, I love my mom. Mom’s are angels. Don’t talk bad about moms!…You’re hired!
Is there anything you would add to Frankie’s speech about her Mom-abilities?! I’d add, “I can survive in the real world even though I haven’t slept through the night in years.”
The Middle comes on Wednesday nights on ABC. Tell ’em I sent you.