Post-Mother’s Day Awkwardness

An awkward moment just now at the City Council budget hearing with Mark Page, who always seems to tangle with council members during these hearings.
Letitia James: Mr. Page, how was your Mother’s Day? And how is your mother?
Mark Page: You know, my mother has been dead and buried for 10 years, and if you get off that subject, that would be more polite.
James: So, I assume your Mother’s Day was a fine day.
Page: It was what it was.

Post-Mother’s Day Awkwardness