The incompetence of Mother is staggering. "I need a camera"... how hard is that??
First I got endless excuses as to how it wasn't her fault it got broken. Then how cameras were expensive. Then, she assures me she got us a new one, but it has no memory or brain or whatever.
Mother has misplaced my old camera... she assures me it has not been disposed of yet. The problem, however, is she needs some part of it (the brain?) to make the new camera work. Come on, lady, it's been weeks and weeks now!
What is wrong with you?
Perhaps I'll find something more charitable to say about her later, but I doubt it.