There are few things more terrifying than an Asian woman wielding a slipper/flipflop, especially if that Asian woman is your mother. Rather than ‘putting her foot down’, she lifts it up, snatching that weapon ready to strike. By this point, you know it’s time to run. But be warned, she will pursue. I’ve experienced similar encounters one too many times in my youth. It gives me a good laugh looking back on it.