Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cultural Ambassadoring is Hard

Mrs. Yid and I are in the South hanging out with her family and relatives. Tonight we celebrated Hanukkah. Afterwards, my father-in-law, Habakkuk, and brother-in-law, Be'or, took me aside.

Habakkuk: You know, Friar, next time you explain something like this, it would be really nice if you didn't...

Me: Have so much detail?

Habakkuk: Make so many cynical side comments. Like about the oil miracle probably not happening.

Be'or: It's sort of like someone explaining Christmas to you and then immediately telling you there's no Santa Claus.

Touché, boys.

1 comment:

Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

I assume you changed the names to protect the innocent, yes?

And yeah, sometimes it's important to remember who you're speaking to and limit personal comments. Don't ask how I know...