16. “My brother, parents and I regularly still get together for meals. In our late twenties, we arranged to meet for dinner at a Japanese restaurant. My brother showed up with a date…but he had not warned his date that she was going to be meeting his family: she just knew they were ‘going out to eat,’ and he told her on the way. It was their SECOND DATE.”
“A couple weeks after that, he pressured her into coming to our annual Christmas Eve party, with both sides of the family: over 30 people. They’d barely been dating for any length of time, and suddenly she was sandbagged into meeting the GIGANTIC entire rest of our family. Even worse, we had basically nothing she could eat since she’s vegan. AND Christmas Eve is literally HER BIRTHDAY.
She dumped him soon after, but she and I are still friendly!”