September 11, 2006

Mom and Grandmother Addicted to Crack

Four days a week my mother and grandmother play with crack, make noises like BAM! and break bones. Seeing them on the street you would think they are harmless but behind closed doors fagetaboudit - they are gamblers.

The name of the game is Mahjong (or as my mom and grammie say MARjong) and they play it in groups of fours and fives. It is the latest craze amongst retired women and they take it very seriously. The room must have noshes, coffee, tea, be cat-free, and no answering the telephone to disrupt the game.

There are four lovely ladies in the livingroom at this very moment playing their weekly games and I can smell the cigar smoke from down the hall.