Embarrassing Plus One
Meeting your parents’ new life partners is always difficult. To begin with, it might be hard for kids (and even adults) to accept that their parents are divorced and seeing other people. It becomes even worse when those people are dirty, smelly, and altogether unpleasant people.
This person shares that his mother attended his college graduation – by all means an exciting milestone – with her new boyfriend, a “barefoot, dreadlocked hippy who sneered at the concept of personal hygiene.” As if that wasn’t bad enough, this man – who was basically a stranger – tagged along to the after-party and insisted on meeting everyone.