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Every family has their black sheep, deserved or not. We're still not talking to an uncle who "borrowed" the capital from the family firm, causing it to collapse and leaving my dad out of work for 4 years in his mid 40s. Who aren't you talking to?

(, Fri 14 Jan 2005, 9:17)
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My uncle is a right rum cove
As far as me and my immediate family is concerned he is devil spawn, but to my grandparents (his parents) he can do no wrong.

He openly cheated on his wife to the point of actually bringing both his wife and his mistress to family events. As a small child I found this very confusing ("why do I have two aunts?") and no-one could ever bring themselves to tell me my uncle was a philandering cad.

After seeing another woman for several years he finally found the balls to divorce my aunt (a lovely woman who will forever be my aunt even though she's not married to my uncle any more.) He built a house in the garden of his family home and moved in his new wife and her kids while his ex wife stayed in the family home. Nice.

Recently we found that he has a "long lost" daughter from another affair which he had in the 60s. My grandparents reaction to this was "oh, have you met her? Isn't she lovely?" See? He can do no wrong.

Not only that but he and his wife are out of the country most of the year leaving my parents to deal with my ailing grandparents. My mother, by the way, is also ill and doesn't need the stress.

Sorry, this QOTW isn't exactly a comedy goldmine, is it?
(, Sun 16 Jan 2005, 14:44, Reply)

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