My daughter (23 years old) and I were out shopping and she mentioned that she needed to stop by her boyfriends house to pick him up for their drive back to Santa Barbara. I said that I would wait in the car if she was just running up to grab him and I didn’t want to go with her inside his parents house unannounced since I’ve only met them once before briefly. The parents came outside and I got out of the car and hugged them and said how nice it was to see them. Was I rude by not going into the house to begin with and waiting in the car?
-- You were not rude whatsoever. Having arrived uninvited and unannounced, you did the right thing by respecting their privacy and remaining in the car. They also did the polite thing by coming out and greeting you. It sounds to me as if both of you parents have more style and character than most people do these days. I applaud you
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