also emma will attest to this i am sure but we had a mostly pleasant conversation with one of my uncle’s cousins (WHOSE NIECE EMMA WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH) (YEAH) that towards the end turned Unpleasant and i held it together really well and even said a few things and DIDNT EVEN BURST INTO TEARS OR RUSH FROM THE ROOM despite it really being. like. the worst. kind. of conversation
i am very proud of myself.
YEP. yep. This happened. Pip was actually badass, which Pip has left out of this assessment. It was totally the worst kind of conversation, and Pip laid out Pip’s concerns with crystal clarity, made clear that it was a very personal issue for them without getting upset but also without ceding ground or pretending that it was an intellectual/calm situation, and the guy was taken aback but in the way where it indicates further thought? hopefully??
(I had Hanukkah with Pip’s German Jewish Banking Conspiracy relatives and it was so homey, i.e., intermittently dreadful, delicious food, and it turned out I knew someone who knew someone for everyone there. lmao. ALSO PIP MADE SURE I GOT LIKE. AN ENTIRE CARROT CAKE. a success.)