I’m about to start negotiating with my eldest brother for permission to attend his family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Last year, I was excommunicated from the only family tradition my father ever cherished. I don’t remember the exact reason for the disinvite, but I recall expressing my displeasure at one of my bro’s condescending remarks with a simple, clearly spoken, heartfelt, long overdue FU. At a large family gathering. Thinking about it, I reckon this post may not do much to kickstart those negotiations. Anyway, my octogenarian Mom had some advice . . .
“Don’t discuss your guns,” she said. “No one’s interested in your guns.”
This on the very day TTAG crested 800k unique viewers per month for the first time. Still, I tried to STFU. I really did. What would be the point of arguing the point?
“Well then tell him not to discuss his liberal politics,” I replied, uselessly.
Hmmm. Maybe I should hold off making that call. Meanwhile, share with the group. How does your family and extended family feel about your gun thing?