My Mom is always cleaning my brother’s bedroom. She changes the sheets, washes the windows, dusts the dresser, the nightstand, even the fucking headboard. It’s like she’s trying to get rid of a bad smell, one that only she can detect.
Ray hasn’t slept in there for months.
Then last weekend the vacuum cleaner broke down. I was pissed that she made such a big deal out of it. I was sitting at the kitchen table doing my homework when I heard this whining sound, like the dog wanted out to pee. And that’s when I found Mom, keeled over on Ray’s bedroom floor.
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