I'll drink a beer for you brother. And if she murders you, you have my word that I'll murder thousands of pixilated zombies in your honor...
Best solution ive found is to just grunt when asked and occassionally drop an "i agree" randomly into the discussion. Your both fueling their anger while remaining dismissive enough for their daddy issues. Plus you get to focus on more productive things. You know, like anything other than that conversation.
Oh and while Im on the topic, it blows my mind how girls can get into a mode where they refuse to accept that what they wanted to happen simply isnt feasible or even possible and will get mad at YOU because of it.
For example, lets say, theoretically, youre in a small town in the middle of nowhere visiting your brother. This girl you went up there with is insistent upon partying on Saturday night, but downtown is far away and theres nothing else going on and she was told this before we left. You dont want to tell her that youre all going back to your brother's place to play XBox, watch TV and drink beer and that everyone can have more fun there than at some lame ass cabin party throw by a bunch of freshman. If you do that, she may flip out, call you an *******, slam doors, threaten to leave, call her friends bitching about what an ******* you are while you are playing Madden, end up sleeping on the bathroom floor, then not talk to anyone in the apartment at all the next day.
Your solution is the correct one, though. Even if you can burrow your way to the real problem it's almost never worth it, and just sets you up to hear all of them. Just offer some empathy and look for a good opening to change the subject.
And speaking of zombies, hows dead space. Heard it went the way of Resident Evil 6(which, incidentially is what i agreed to play with psycho). Boring and frustrating.
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And agreed on RE6, even without Crazybitch209 it was more frustrating than entertaining. If we dont beat it tonight and she has another meltdown im thinking of selling it. Figure the amusement i get from that reaction should cover the ****iness of the game. Or come close at least.