Doing Family Things With Family
Posted on September 18, 2011 Posted by John Scalzi 8 Comments
Because the last time I tried to do family things with random strangers, there was that whole “restraining order” business. And I don’t want to have to deal with that again.
So: Hey! See you all tomorrow.
The retraining indeed must have been a success if it’s changed your chosen target for family stuff.
The retraining was a success! You clearly stopped thinking of strangers as “family.”
OTOH, doing stranger things with family could be quite fun, and prove challenging if each weekend must be stranger than the last.
I think you should do the stranger stuff with strangers and if it goes badly make sure not to introduce yourself
Must stop skimming pages – my first impression was that John was doing family things with random stranglers (rather than, I assume, stranglers he knows…).
Well yes, in the long run it is probably better to do things with your own family instead of strangers. After all, your family does know your quirks and have avoided restraining orders, censure, and murder. Have fun with those wonderful ladies and do be sure to clean up any mess you may make :D
As Steven Wright says, “I like to reminisce with people I don’t know. Granted, it takes longer.”