2004-01-05 23:09:15 UTC
our little purebred status symbols. Oh, Himalayans aren't actually
recognized as a 'real" breed yet? That's okay, because we're looking into
"What's wrong with you, you don't want 90-year-old Tante Elisabeth's
antique furniture??? What do you mean, your tastes are more modern and you
want your own "look" in your own house? You mean the two Schränke you
already have are *enough*? Don't you want your house to look identical to
Oma's and Opa's? (NO GODDAMMIT, there are TWO PEOPLE in this marriage,
not just DH) Don't you realize you're an extension of US? You owe it
to us to take all of the German family trash that nobody will even sell,
because it MEANS something to US!!!! Even though it would cost you at least
1,000 Euros just to ship it to you!!!
"What do you mean, you don't want to to go %$#berg for Christmas? Isn't
traveling seven hours on the Autobahn, with all its Staus (traffic jams),
worth it, just to be with The Fam? Even though there's nobody there your
own age, nothing to do but listen to gossip about everybody else we find
fault with? But we listen to Hava Naguila and dance around in a circle!
We'll put on some Bach for you. We don't understand just why you prefer
Bach to Beethoven, but we'll try to be interested. But remember, we're the
cultured ones. We know all the drinking songs that sound like nursery
Send so and so, the fourth-friend removed, from the fifth cousin five times
removed, a get-well card because she has cancer. You don't know her from
Adam, but you're the wifey, and you're supposed to pretend like you know
her and send her gushy get-well wishes. Really, it's expected. Not
inappropriate at all.
I'm up to my limit. Suggestions?