Me: I've not been very well, that's why I haven't phoned
Mother: You can still phone when you're ill
Me: Well, I've been really rough, Ma. I wasn't really up to chatting
Me: I've got some kind of ear infection, in both ears.
Mother: Oh dear. Are you...
Mother: What caused that then?
Me: I dunno - the doctor asked if I'd been swimming lately...
Mother: Which you haven't been...
Me: Which I haven't been...
Mother: Well, that's not very good, is it? Other than that, how have you been?
Me: That's kinda been my week, Mum. I've had this terrible chest pain, too. Nobody knows why
Mother: Chest pain? How do you mean?
Me: Like pain...in my chest
Mother: You want to get that seen to.
Me: I know that Ma, I have. That's what I said - that I've been to the doctors - they don't know what to make of it
Mother: Well, they should. You want to get that seen to, again, by somebody else.
Me: I'm gonna go, I don't feel well and this conversation is making my headache worse
Mother: What headache? You've got a headache, too?