Has someone you loved and respected ever done something you consider despicable? If so, how did you deal with it? Did you try to forgive them? Did it permanently change your feelings for them?
Uhm, my uncle whom I otherwise love, has the bad tendency of spouting the worst kind of racist or homophobic crap. Thing is, I don't think he even means it, he's just trying to piss me off with it, but it works every damn time *grumble*
And no, no matter what he might think, it's NOT funny. Not one bit.
The worst bit to me is that he does this in front of his son. Who's starting to talk like him and whom I've tried to correct several times. But with his dad's influence...