I have no clue why I am so offended by this event that has to do with my family:
What the hell? Ghosts? 13 bucks a pop?
What the hell.
They were my ancestors, not theirs to be exploited for your entertainment.
I had words with someone who doesn't understand family on this issue. I regret that.
Still, I am very protective of my family and was quite riled to see our name used in such an egregious fashion.
Yes, I probably am old-fashioned in that sense. Despite my rather unconcerned nature, I'm ready to come to blows over this insult.
I think what it is, is that someone is taking control of my family's history, other than someone who is of the family.
That's an extreme violation of taboo in my family. Only the family tells its history. All others are flat out wrong.
Wow. I'm surprised at the guttural nature of my feelings on this matter. In any case, I am right, and they are wrong.
Pure and simple.
That's pretty much how my family has kept it over the years. The first and best joke I ever heard was "The only problem with the X-family (insert a suitable name there) is that they think they are as good as the Gardners. "
Oh yeah, I am pre-disposed to think I'm better than you all.
Actually I've moved beyond that, but it is stunning how this little bit of usurpation really scritches me.
Funny what pride can do, ain't it? It is at moments like this when movies like the Godfather make total sense.