Me: What is your parents’ problem was with Stephanie? She’s nice!
Primo: They’re critical about everyone. And my dad is an intellectual snob. He thinks Stephanie is uncultured.
Me: Don’t forget that she’s fat! Your dad thinks she is so fat. Why does he even care what she weighs? Why does that matter? I think she is very cute and she is very nice and your niece and nephew seem like really nice kids.
Primo: He’s a lot fatter than she is. Stephanie is not 100 pounds overweight. But all he can do is complain about her weight and lack of sophistication.
Me: She’s nice. She’s gracious. She’s welcoming. That matters more than whether she has a PhD.
Primo: Not to my dad.