Families are so weird. This group of people related to you with their love and secrets. Their illnesses and regrets. Their weddings, funerals, graduations, vacations, portraits, pregnancies, and reunions.
Even more awkward than all that, are their stellar business ideas.
Take this gentleman, for instance. His name is Chris Robinson. He invested $100,000 in Beanie Babies with the idea that they would grow so much value that he would be able to sell them and, with the handsome profits, put five children through college.
Schadenfreude means "deriving pleasure from others' misfortune." But what's the word that means "deriving pleasure from knowing you are not alone - that the rest of the world of crazy ass families, too?" If you know, email me.
...and have a familial weekend!