Rant Of The Day THIS RANT 23/07/97

Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.

Family ties

One of the great things about families is just when you think they couldn't get any more pointless or stupid, they exceed your wildest expectations. Since I published my last diatribe about my father's weird/psychotic/neglectful behaviour since remarrying and siring another child (a mere 23 years after he gave all that up), I've received more than one email expressing gratitude that I make other people's family crises look normal. If this is you, then what's happened since will really make you feel redeemed.

At the time, I was complaining that no-one had bothered to inform me of this event. Well, now they have, just. Rather than ringing, or sending a letter, my father and wife #3 have sent out a pre-printed birth announcement, replete with gold lettering and a tacky quote from the French (pictured above). Apparently, this gesture of munificence is in itself so great that no personal element -- a brief scrawling, a signature, even a return address on the envelope -- was necessary.

Well, whothefuck whatthefuck charmingthatis nicetobenoticed whosedumbideawasthat fuckthisforagameofsoldiers. Now that I've got this off my chest, it seems obvious to me that the most sensible path before -- don't think about them, because they're clearly not thinking about me -- is definitely the one to follow.

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