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One time, as a kid, I watched my dad chew out a Howard Johnson hotel manager for mistakenly double booking our room during a family vacation. I was so shocked to see my normally chill, mild-mannered dad freak the fuck out on someone.

Then as soon as the manager apologized and gave us a free night’s stay in a deluxe suite, it was like someone flipped a switch. In an instant, Dad was all smiles and thankful and soft spoken…