We gathered round to watch a movie depicting "the olden days." Two of my sisters and I had already seen it so we were trying to prepare mother for some of the sad parts. If at all possible, you have to do that. It drives my brother nuts, but some of us like to know what we're getting into. If somebodies going to die, fine, but we'd like to know about it ahead of time. We can prepare ourselves that way. And if not, better yet, but knowing sure eases the stress.
So anyway, we warned her one of our favorite characters was going to die.
Me: "In childbirth."
Mother: "Oh brother, why do they always do that?" I think she senses a hidden agenda here.
Me: Somewhat sarcastically, "Because that is how everybody used to die in the old days."A moment of silence...."except the men."
I'm glad I thought to clarify that. I wouldn't want to be spreading misinformation.