It Gets Weirder
Different parent drops off son this morning, a child who wasn't here yesterday.
"His mom is home today, but she's not feeling well, so we thought she needed the day off."
Pause. I'm not quite sure how to respond to this: "I know just how she feels?" "Yeah, it's tough to care for a single child when you're sick?" "Yes, it sure is nice to have a day off when you're under the weather?" Anything I say will just sound catty.
Dad turns to me. "Oh, and how are you this morning?"
"Oh, about the same as yesterday."
"Well, have a nice day."