I was talking to a close friend from college yesterday. Her boyfriend’s parents had just finished visiting them at grad school. Her description of her boyfriend’s dad was somewhat scary. “Imagine your [maternal Grandpa]. He says all sorts of bizarre, borderline or completely off-color jokes. Only, unlike your grandpa, they aren’t funny. Just unbelievably awkward. Like one joke where he meant to say that [her boyfriend] didn’t have to worry about getting pregnant. He meant [her boyfriend] didn’t have to worry about it because he didn’t have the right plumbing, but it came out like he was saying [her boyfriend] was lousy in bed. Unbelievably awkward.”
Anyways, that’s my scary thought for the day. Thanks to all my family members who showed me the proper technique for making off-color jokes.