Monday, September 13, 2010
Call Social Services
Poor kid....I think he got whacked in the face at the starting line as well!
Everyone's parents torture them. And, as I get older I'm realizing that the bulk of the *pain* comes when they are 'old coots'. What they do to us in their dotage blows away whatever we thought was mortal embarrassment when say, our 6th grade classmates found out we in fact had parents.
Heck just yesterday, after only meeting a random guy for all of 5 minutes, he was venting about how much of a b*tch his MIL was to him and his wife. I wonder how colorful the characterization, would have gotten if he had known me a little better - say for an hour? (Despite being a heart surgeon and living in a 4,000 square foot home in a tony NYC suburb....his MIL tells him, often, to his face, that he *doesn't provide for her daughter*!)
Note that God addressed this *law of nature* way back. He knew that without a Commandment to *honor thy 'old coot' parents* that, well, it might not happen.