The Different Uncle

Essay by jimbot1600High School, 12th gradeA+, April 2004

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Every family in today's world has its problems. Everyone has at least one person in their family that they are ashamed or sometimes even scared of. For a countless number of families, this outcast person in the family is the uncle. The three main types of outcast uncles in families are the gay uncle, the homeless uncle, and the just downright crazy uncle.

Lets start out with the gay uncle shall we? The gay uncle is the type of person to show up at family events with his "friend" and acts like no one knows. Everyone is nice to him up front, but they talk behind his back constantly. The gay uncle visits his family all the time. He is a very nice and well-mannered man, but the fact about him freaks everyone else in the family out. The family tries to keep their distance from him as much as possible, but it is hard, because he always wants to be with his sisters.

Next we move onto the homeless uncle. The homeless uncle is a very recluse man who doesn't show up at family events if his life depended on it. Once a year he unexpectedly shows up at his sisters house, and stays for

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about a week. The homeless uncle is not a very mannerly person, and can always be found either burping or farting around people. The homeless uncle is not very often brought up in family conversation because there is basically nothing else to say about him. The family knows he exists, but they act like he doesn't.

The next and final type of uncle is the just downright crazy uncle. This uncle shows up at every family event never fails. He is always wearing a tank top and is smoking a cigarette.