Older brother: So what's a good time for me to call tonight so we can catch up? You've been sick and all, just want to make sure you're OK.
Younger sister: Uh actually I've got a date tonight, can we talk tomorrow?
Older brother: Sure, no problem. You go do that, and I'll go clean my shotgun. Y'know, just in case.
Younger sister: (utterly exasperated) Could you please not try to scare away my boyfriends like that?!?
Older brother: *grins* It's my job, kid, get used to it.
Ladies, if you have an older brother like this (and in case anyone is wondering, this is not too far removed from several conversations I've had with my little sister in the past), then be thankful that you have a strong man in your life who stands up for you, protects you, and puts up with you. Remember to thank him, honour him, and respect him- because if you're a Modern Empowered Woman, chances are that if you can't figure out how to treat your own brother correctly, there is no way in hell you'll be able to hold onto a husband.