I had obviously name dropped some exotic location I had once visited, or somebody famous I had once met, or even that yesterday I had Mexican for lunch because mum laughed when I finished whatever it was I was saying over morning coffee and biscuits.
"Gosh? Haven't you done so much in your sweet, short life?" she said, in genuine wonder.
"I like to get around, I suppose," I replied.
All went quiet.
Finally, she exclaimed, "You're like... you're like a slag of the world!"