I mentioned in my prior post that we were going to a friend’s family cabin this last weekend. It was a good time with no small children, but this complaint is about one conversation with an adult.
Someone M and I have only met once or twice showed up and after he had a few drinks into him he started talking about how he is upset and how he is going to be a Grandpa soon. He isn’t happy with the guy that his teenage daughter is having a baby with. I braced myself to hear all about the situation. After he had talked about it a few people had wandered off so it was a small group sitting in the shade and he turned to M and I and asked how many kids we had. This is the conversation:
Soon to be Grandpa: Oh, you don’t have any kids?
M: No kids
Soon to be Grandpa: How long have you been married?
M: 11 years
Soon to be Grandpa: Why don’t you want to have kids? Having kids is the best thing I have ever done with my life.
M: Dude, we can’t have kids.
Soon to be Grandpa: Oh…
Here is where Soon to be Grandpa rattles on about how much he loves his kids and how he has a revolving door policy so his kids know they are always welcome in his house, and on and on.
Ok, giving the guy the benefit of the doubt I realized that he had consumed a few drinks and was upset about a situation in his family. But why does he get to be an ass about it? Why after finding out that having children is something that we are not able to do does he go on to gloat?
I guess we were the ones that sat there and let him go on like that, but what an idiot.Thanks, it’s now off my chest