Why would having my parents impose even more of their personality on me 'make me laugh'?
Stay out of my room.
"Mom! Can't a guy have a little privacy around here!?"
"I just want to check the price of one sweater, dear. You can have it back in a minute."
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Timothy Treadwell: "Grizzly bears are just big party animals!"
Werner Herzog: "I believe the common character of the universe is not harmony, but hostility, chaos and murder."
"I believe the common character of the universe is not harmony, but hostility, chaos and murder."
It's like when you go out to the restaurant on your birthday and your friends make the waiters sing and bring you cake. I HATE that, I can't stand being the center of attention and I don't feel comfortable when service staff is forced to entertain like dancing monkeys. My friends all know that, but some years they can't help themselves.
The appropriate response, when loved ones are making a big show of how much they love you, is to graciously accept it. Even if the way they choose to express it is not to your personal taste.
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