I am just beside myself right now.
Today my sister had a yard sale since she is moving to Florida next weekend. My dad got there early and was just hanging out. First he gets on his cell phone and has this LOUD conversation with a family friend. Ok, but watch your language - which he doesn't.
THEN, after he hangs up, these two women pull into the driveway and get out of their car. They were dressed casually, pretty typical "it's Saturday and we're going saleing" attire. They were driving kind of an old beater car, the kind A LOT of us drive. My dad says, loud enough for everyone to hear, "Here come a couple of real winners." I_was_soooooooo_angry!!! I had to walk away for a minute. I went back and whispered to him that if he had unkind thoughts about people to please keep it to himself and not say it out loud.
Oh, it gets better. He says, even more loudly, "I can say any g-d- thing I want to." Then he walks off. I didn't say anything to him after that and he left a few minutes later.
My sister and I have put up with this all our lives. He makes unkind racial remarks and says things that are just, on every level, full on inappropriate and sometimes flat out mean. He turned 81 in June. I know he thinks that his age makes it somehow excusable but IT DOESN'T. Seriously, I don't care if you're 150, going out of your way to be a
is unacceptable. I don't put up with this from anyone else, why should I from my dad? Oh wait, I know. Because I do love him, he has been a great dad in so many other ways and I don't know what I'd do without him. But I'm just so FRUSTRATED with his big mouth!!! And the best part is that it is just getting WORSE as he gets older.
Maybe he'll move to Florida with my sister.
Ok, thanks for reading my rant about this, just had to get that off my chest.