Ive been out all day. I go to work, I work hard, I do my best.

The first thing she says when she sees me, “WHAT’S THAT SMELL?!”

“Hi, mom.” I was about to kiss her shoulders. But I just got off from work and she looked like she just showered – I didn’t. 

I kept my lips to myself and mustered.

“I burnt my rice.” And walked away.