Emily remarked to her son Dean, “This is great,” after the server had taken their order and departed with the menus after they had been seated.
She desperately tried to catch her son’s attention, but he was fixated on his phone the entire time.
He murmured, “Yeah, yeah,” while maintaining his focus on the TV in front of him. But all of a sudden, he turned his head.
“I’m sorry that we have to be seated so near to the lavatory, but due to your wheelchair, there is nowhere else for us to sit.”
Emily made an effort to disregard the sarcastic remark and instead drank some water.
Still, it’s great that we’re dating after being friends for such a long time. How are things doing at college? Your classes? Are you aware of anything exciting that’s taking place on campus?”
She inquired because she was interested in learning more about her child’s life.
Since he moved away to attend college, Dean has not been in frequent contact with his mother, and Emily has observed that he enjoys his newfound freedom.
Even if she occasionally employed carers, it is unlikely that your childhood was an easy one because you had to deal with your impaired mother.
She wished for him to have a happy life far from all of these complications. Nevertheless, it would be wonderful to have a message from him every once in a while.
Therefore, she decided to invite him to a special supper, but she had a difficult time convincing him to accept her invitation.
She also offered him the beautiful watch that had belonged to her late grandfather as a bribe.
After all, it’s possible that this was the motivation behind his visit. Despite this, she was solely interested in seeing the sunny side of things.
He exhaled deeply and mumbled, “Oh, it’s OK, whatever.”
Emily went for her glass of water once again, intending to take a drink, but inadvertently knocked it on the table, resulting in the glass shattering and falling to the ground below.
The impact was so loud that the entire restaurant turned to look at them, and Dean finally looked up from his phone after being distracted for so long.
“For the love of God!” you exclaimed. You won’t let me have a lovely dinner without causing a disturbance and drawing attention to us from other diners.
I didn’t want to come, but you kept pestering me! He yelled out in a furious manner, “God, I can’t wait for this night to be over with.”
Emily’s pupils drew in as she witnessed her son’s outburst of rage, and she was aware that others were still seeing her family because her son’s screaming could be heard across the restaurant.
At long last, she started to sniffle quietly, and then she said to him, “Okay, let’s go now.”
Dean exclaimed, “Great!” before grabbing the back of his chair and rising to his feet.
A man called out to them as he approached, saying, “Wait a minute!” When Emily finally looked up, she saw that he was wearing an angry expression.
The wrinkles on his forehead were more noticeable in the yellow glow of the light coming from the ceiling, as were the furrows between his eyebrows, and the curled corners of his lips.
“I… I don’t have…”, Dean muttered.
“What didn’t you do?” Do you know that if I could just have my mother back in my life, I would do everything for it? She educated me in every aspect of life, including love, hope, and dreams.
She was my sole caregiver throughout my upbringing. She suffered from the same physical limitation as this lovely lady does here. Due to her sickness, she was unable to have a regular job. Consequently, she was unemployed.
Regardless of everything, she brought me up. I never went hungry. I never went without anything that I needed. I have a feeling that she did the same thing for you,” the other man said.
“As of today, I own not only one restaurant but also a number of others located all around Chicago. Everything is because of her. And she was unable to recognize my accomplishments.
As Dean looked down at his lap in embarrassment, Emily continued to stare at the restaurateur while paying complete attention to his story.
“Then get in touch with your mum. Talk to her about it. You already have it in front of you! This is the most incredible opportunity that will ever be presented to you! Be better!
If you don’t do what I say, it won’t matter how much money you make or what you do; you’ll never be known as a true man.
Emily was taken aback when she looked at her child and saw that he had tears running down his face. However, before she could say anything, Dean rolled his eyes and murmured in a choking voice: “I don’t know what to say.”
“I’m really sorry, Mom,” I said to her. Emily wanted to give him a hug to take away the hurt that was evident on his face, which was wrinkled up.
She responded with “Oh, honey,” at which point he jumped to his feet, hugged her, and begged her forgiveness once more.
“Okay, my work is done. The proprietor then introduced himself as Mr. Harris, clapped his hands, and exited the building while saying “Your lunch will be ready soon, and someone will come quickly to pick up the shattered glass.”
Dean sat back down, tucked away his phone, wiped away his tears, and then started speaking:
“Well, it looks like everything is going according to plan, but my classes are kind of dull…”
Emily gave a jovial grin while she dried her own face. Because Mr. Harris had such strong remarks to say earlier, the rest of the evening was wonderful.
And after that, Dean never again disrespected his mother in any way.