Each and every year, no matter how much I protest, my family always buys me clothing. I can’t tell you how many times I have received some kind of hideous knitted sweater that is 10 times the size of me with some kind of gold-foiled flower on the bosom. Since I am about a foot taller than anyone in my household, everyone thinks that makes me morbidly obese and buys me enormous clothing.
Growing up, Grandma always made me wear ugly sweaters no matter how huge or moth-ball-smelling they were. Of course, I had to wear them on top of itchy, probably expensive, imported, hand-embroidered Hungarian undershirts. To this day, she still comes up behind me, lifts my shirt, and screams, “A Vese! Ing! Ing!” (Her Kidneys! Undershirt! Undershirt!) She would always say, “You’re kidneys are exposed, you are going to catch your death!” Last time I checked, my kidneys were still inside of my body, especially since I don’t recall ever waking up in a bathtub full of ice.