He winced at her efforts to mollify him. Why didn't she say she was disgusted with his behaviour, with his long absence, his infrequent superficial letters? And if she dis say it - would he defend himself? Would he give reasons, try to explain how meaningless every endeavour seemed to him? No. For then she would start crying again, he would tell her to stop being silly, she would ask for details, and he would tell her to mind her own business.
Of course, everyone's parents are embarrassing. It goes with the territory. The nature of parents is to embarrass merely by existing, just as it is the nature of children of a certain age to cringe with embarrassment, shame, and mortification should their parents so much as speak to them on the street.
I was so depressed that I decided to jump from the tenth floor. They sent up a priest. He said on your mark ......I was lost and asked a cop to help me find my parents do you think we'll find them, I don't know there's so many places to hideOn Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.