He sat there in the recliner brooding. His first visit to my in-laws ... liberal and educated people. He was never comfortable in company - no social graces. He made a bigoted remark - I can't remember which group he criticized. My in-laws just ignored it, gracious and welcoming folks. But I scolded him. Not just because I was embarrassed. But because it was wrong. So he sat in their living room brooding.
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