an old spoon

Mom: I saw your post about those old knives. You like those things? Do you want these spoons?

Me: Oh, those are so nice! Yes, thanks!

Mom: (Critically.) They’re old.

Me: Yeah, but they’re pretty. I like the detail on them and they’re so delicate looking. Plus they have character.

Mom: (Slightly disapprovingly.) Hmm.

Me: Do you have any more like this, that you don’t want.

Mom: I did. A lot. I threw them out. 

Me: (Disappointed.) Oh.

Mom: They were old.

Me: Yes.

I will make sure they always look old, in fact. They look nice and sinister that way.

the sinister spoon