"There's a new girl at school. She's coming over to visit. Please don't make a mess of things by mentioning Paul Bunyan is my great, great uncle."
"Why are you so ashamed of your heritage?" her father Bob asked.
"This is the 21st century, dad," Alissa said. "Your fairy tales are killing my social life."
"Just last week you said acne was killing your social life."
"I'll try to behave," her father said. There was disappointment in his voice.