So my guy friend is asking his boyfriend to marry him today. Bought a nice, shiny ring, got all nervous and jittery, and everything. He’s never been in this sort of commited relationship before, he’s nervous, he thinks this guy is “The One”, etc. etc.
I mention this in passing, to my mother, and how I should phone tomorrow or the next day and see how it went.
So my mom decides in the middle of dinner to tell my 88 year old grandpa about it, thus sparking a debate about gay marriage.
Well, grandpa is 88. He has voted Conservative since about 1952. He is not pro gay marriage. Any moron with half a brain would know this; however, my mom decides that X-mas dinner is a good time to bring it up and start an arguement.
Of course, this works. Dad storms off, Brother and Sister-in-Law suddenly become very interested in their daughter’s drawing, I glare at my mother, and grandpa - deaf as a board - rambles on for about 5 minutes about how sex caused the fall of Rome, causing the other diners to eye our table with contempt.
For the love of Pete mom - WHY DID YOU HAVE TO MENTION IT TODAY?!?!?!?
…grumble, grumble, grumble…