• Mike Rinder
    An Uncaring Father and
    An Uncaring Son

    Cathy Rinder
    Ian and Barbara Rinder with their granddaughter

    Mike’s mother and father (Ian and Barbara) used to travel from Australia to America, every six months, to visit. Mike never did anything to accommodate his parents’ visits. I was the one who cared for them and when they were home, it was me who always called Mike’s parents routinely and kept in communication about all family members. Mike was totally disinterested in his own parents and didn’t care.

    Mike did not shed even half a tear or show any emotion about his father and
    barely ever spoke of him again.

    This upset Mike’s mother often, as she routinely asked me if Mike was going to call, or if Mike was going to be around when they visited. At one point, Mike’s father, Ian, had stern words with him about at least being decent enough to show some love for his mother. Mike never did so. Unfortunately, Mike never came around and also never offered any love or importance to his father, who, sadly, was killed in a fatal accident. When this occurred and I told Mike about it (as Mike’s brother couldn’t get a hold of Mike so called me), Mike was not phased in the least. He showed no emotion or care. Mike did not shed even half a tear or show any emotion about his father and barely ever spoke of him again.