Welcome to a very special road trip edition of "Saturday" the book. It's currently Sunday morning in the world of the McGreevy family. India has done her waking upping and breakfasting, and now she's being chauffeured to a mysterious day of mystery:
Last week was Thanksgiving, so threatening members of one's family is still as fresh in my mind as cranberry relish thrown at my sharp-tongued, spinster aunt. You can see it on the Thanksgiving Day special episode of "Cops".
These days, we're all so politically correct that dealing with children is like hostage negotiation. It involves a lot of bargaining and rewards instead of the tried and true vague threats of shipping your kids off to Captain Red Face's Military Boarding school or an unpaid internship in the Black Lung Mines. What on earth are therapists in the future supposed to do when adults no longer have childhood trauma to overcome?
My parents never made any such threats when I was a kid, so I don't have any specific stories to share. Until my tell-all book comes out: "Saturday: The Tragedy and Misery Behind the Panels". Available in January of 2015.
PS: Mom and Pop: I'm just kidding about the stories of childhood trauma. I have LOADS of them to share. You can read all about them in my up coming tell-all book.
Available in January of 2015.