They're good people, but a bit set in that old way of thinking. Not all of them, just my mom and brothers. My dad was never like that, but then, he got treated like crap too! This is a typical Long Island blue collar family. A lot of my friends who I went to school with still have the same sort of mind set. Maybe that's what living in the mind numbing suburbs does to you after a while.
"Don't you get it, you Long Island suburban automaton? You can't hear the truth of your lawn mower man!" -Paul Reubens on Everybody Loves Raymond