Primo: I called. I got it over with.
Me: What did your dad say about the Father’s Day card?
Primo: I asked if he got it.
Primo: And he said that he had. I had to bring it up.
Me: Did he think it was funny?
Primo: No. He said it was a "love/hate" card.
Me: What? He said that? About the card you sent him?
Me: Remind me. What was on the card again?
Primo: A family in a station wagon with the dad saying, "If you don't knock it off, I am going to stop this car."
Me: Well. I can see why he was offended.
Primo: I thought it was funny. My mom thought it was funny.
Me: Apparently, everyone who was on the review committee at Hallmark thought it was funny or they never would have produced it.
Primo: Yep. My dad does not have a sense of humor.
Me: Nope. And he is not nice, either.
Primo: Maybe I shouldn't have sent it.
Me: Yes, you should have. It's funny and light and it's not offensive and frankly, it's important to stand up to tyrants occasionally. You and I are usually powerless against him because he will take it out on your mom, but every now and then, you have to assert yourself a little.
Me: You are not like your dad.
Primo: No I am not.