My father's tone during the passage about the teenage son with a crush on his father's boss's wife is a bit uncomfortable for me. He knows that I made a clumsy pass at his publicist's most recent companion during a dinner at our house, and continues to make fun of me for it. I let my father know that I got the message.

"Got it Daddy-O. Older woman rejects teenage boy to the tune of a steak knife drawn across his forearm, leaving a particularly entertaining scar he sports to this day but is loathe to talk about. Loud and Clear.

The old man laughs and continues the story.