this happens every time

i really liked azar nafisi's reading lolita in tehran, and so when i went to iran and told my family all about the book (because i was sure that it is banned there), they whipped out the ol' you're-related-to-her spiel. it seems that everyone in iran is related to everyone else, if not by blood, then through "aunts" and "uncles," so i was skeptical. but it turns out i actually am related to her. heh.