Primo: My mom doesn't understand why you are friends with Stephanie yet won't have a relationship with her.
Me: I like Stephanie. She's the only person in your family who has been nice to me from the second I met her.
Primo: My parents say she's not your intellectual equal like my mom is.
Me: Oh good grief. I don't care. Stephanie is nice and we are friends.
SH: They say she doesn't even have good grammer!
Me: So what? My grandmother said "ain't." Did that make her a bad person? I can look beyond these things, you know.
Primo: My mom wishes you would email her about gardening.
Me: Why can't she email me?
Primo: She says that you're the one who needs to initiate the relationship because you're the one who has rejected them.*
Me: But your mom is the one who wants the relationship.
SH: I know.
Me: So if she wants it and I don't, isn't the burden on her to email first? You know I would answer her emails.
SH: She thinks you should start.
Me: I don't want a relationship with your mother.
SH: But she doesn't have any friends.
Me: That's not my fault and that's not my problem.
* If you do not know why I have rejected Sly and Doris, start reading the archives from the very beginning.