Last week, in the comments section of a post, my sister and I started bickering over some family issues. It quickly devolved into name calling (see comments by The Girl and my replies). We do this from time to time and it’s not in anger, it’s just the way we talk to each other. Case in point, here is an email exchange we had recently about thank you notes:
Hey, I made the mistake of promising to do something so I’m calling on you for backup. I need some addresses so that we can finish sending out thank you notes, when I say we I mean Nina because she’s the classy one between us. She’s asked me to call mom several times to get the addresses but I haven’t done it Can you help me out on this? I need addresses for the following people [NAMES REDACTED]: It’s been a while since we were home and I don’t want them to think Nina is ungrateful. They already know I am.
Certainly. I have to put it off until later this afternoon but will aim to have them to you (Nina) for the weekend.
Oh and I’d never think you’d write them. Marrying class doesn’t mean you have it- no one expects it from you.
I assume this is just how all families communicate. Honestly there’s usually more name calling and swearing.
Does your family do this or is it just mine?