What's the worst misunderstanding you were ever in?

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What's the worst misunderstanding you were ever in?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), March 23, 2000


My marriage.

-- Michelle Nova (mnova@welbilt.com), March 24, 2000.

I am involved in this misunderstanding with my parents and brother that is really weird and disconcerting. We haven't spoken to each other in five years, and my brother has become seriously ill. So the onus is on me to try to make up to them for what amounts to religious differences -- my wife and I were married Episcopalian instead of Catholic, and this led to a complete breaking of all ties. I spent this whole day on the phone, trying to get permission to visit my sick brother. My parents are insistent that I cannot visit until I somehow atone for what I have done wrong. Everything of which I am being accused is something of which I would accuse them (e.g., "At your cousin's wedding you avoided your father" -- well, I thought he was avoiding me). Obviously, there's fault on both sides in any situation like this, but it's very painful anyway. It's definitely the worst misunderstanding I have ever been in.

-- Tom Dean (solipsis01@aol.com), March 24, 2000.

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