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My family still treats me like the “simpleton” even though I married the princess and am currently their king and liege lord. The family reunion is coming up and, as we’re the only ones with a palace, we are hosting. I hate to participate, but what choice do I have?
—Formerly Simple John
Dear King Formerly: It’s time to “man up” and sit down with your family! Explain that you need them to get with the times and treat you with the respect you have always deserved! Be firm! If they continue to jeer and ridicule, issue a royal proclamation that the theme for the reunion is “Public Floggings” or “Beheading: The Ultimate Outdoor Sport” (both so popular with the villagers!). Command your family to be featured participants. Then sit back and enjoy yourself!
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