This is the kind of thing that happens to me. My dad says things that I cannot even believe, or wrap my head around. He makes no apologies for his behavior. Which is sometimes offensive. He is like Archie Bunker, minus maybe the bigotry. And he is a whole lot smarter.
Sunday I took the kids to my dad's house for some swimming and some dinner. He loves to cook and feed anyone.
So, before we got there, he went to Aldi to buy his supplies. He is super friendly and likes to chat with people. Apparently he met a woman there, with whom he had a lengthy conversation with. This is what he told me about that conversation.
"I started talking to this woman for a long time. That is what took me so long. We were talking about religion and then we got to sex."
I was like, "Huh?"
He casually says, as he peels potatoes, "Yeah, I asked her what she thought about sex and she answered me, 'infrequently.' Then she asked what I thought about sex. I answered her IN frequently."
He said she didn't really laugh. Dear lord.
So if by chance, you are reading this, and you were offended at Aldi the other day by my father, I apologize. You aren't the first person I have felt the need to apologize to for him, and you probably won't be the last. I know that if there is anyone who can take the conversation in the isles of the store quickly to heavy topics such as religion and sex, my dad is the man do it.
Maybe this should be on the codependency post?