One of Mrs. MWR's cousins is the type of person who takes everything personally, freaks out about everything, cannot handle her emotions...an emotional train wreck. Mrs. MWR and I don't really associate with her more than what's required (especially since the one time I had to publicly kick her out of Little MWR's bday party for her dramatic showing...).
Now the aunt & cousin are sending a text to all of us imploring everyone to come to the funeral then some get together at their house. It's visitation for a short bit, immediately followed by funeral, then the get together...in the middle of the freaking work & school day. Little MWR ain't missing school for that, I'm not keen to miss any work for it because I have deadlines looming and frankly I wouldn't expect this aunt & cousin to go to my dad's funeral, and I sure ain't keen on going to a house where people smoke inside & making myself vomit.
And yet I don't want to cause any drama for Mrs. MWR to have to deal with either...although all of the drama would be created by them and their weird expectations. I'm a "keep the peace" kind of guy, so part of me thinks maybe I should hit the visitation and leave out of respect for the cousin but I don't even want to do that since it'll still eat a couple of unproductive hours out of the middle of my work day and, truth be told, my respect for this cousin is quite lacking anyway & our relationship is purely one of obligation.
What's the collective LR "wisdom" say?