Function: (Merriam Webster) The special purpose or activity for which a thing exists or is used.
(Urban Dictionary) A party, or a kick back.
Special events, especially things like funerals and weddings, have the tendency to brings out the best and worst in people. I can’t recall one major event that I have attended where everything went smoothly and without incident.
I recently attended a wedding, which was beautiful in every way. If someone would have asked me to describe it in one word I would have said, “perfect.” It wasn’t until the day after the wedding that I learned there had been a couple of minor incidents. That made me immediately think of an upcoming wedding I have to attend in a few days that has had nothing but drama even before the engagement.
I’m sure there are endless reasons, but I still never understand why families have such difficulties at times coming together. I’ve written previous posts about some of the times I have watched my family act an ass at family functions for no reason. The most aggravating part about all of this is that when family, or people in general, can’t get along during an event they end up taking the focus away from what brought them together in the first place. Why is this type of foolishness even necessary? In the words of the late Rodney King, “Why can’t we all just get along?”
I know when the day finally comes for me to get married, I will probably end up eloping because so many people in my family don’t speak to each other and there would be no way possible to get them in the same square footage without having to call law enforcement. It’s my day, not your day to bring up irrelevant shit that happened 30 years ago that no one even cares about.