“None. ‘No thank you – I’ll just sit here in the dark!'”
As a kid, I assumed this was a joke about the stereotypical “Jewish mother” as passive and helpless. But now I’m wondering if it’s a jab at the mother for refusing to do anything for herself in order to guilt her kids into coming over and doing it for her.
As an adult with a mother who doesn’t change the batteries in her remote, needs help with basic functions on her computer/ phone/ digital camera, and demanded I move in with her during Covid to keep her company (which meant not seeing anyone else in my life), this is too real.