It's that time again!
I have to put up with my brother's behavior at Thanksgiving dinner next week. Namely, the fact that he enjoys making ugly sexist and racist comments in jest, specifically to get a reaction. The reaction is, I would say, 85% of the reason he makes hateful comments. Like any emotional child, he's happiest to get at someone by doing this. If he didn't have an audience, he probably wouldn't care much about doing it. My way of dealing with it has always been to ignore him. My mother's way is getting upset and lecturing him. Any other suggestions for coping with 4 days of him?