I want to like them, I really do.
But there is something about their attitude--and they both have it--that is so very offputting.
The closest I can come--and this isn't really the right word--is "entittlement."
It started with the Chekhov puzzle when Luke got all upset because he couldn't do it and people started to say it wasn't his fault because he couldn't hear.
When--of course--it was a reading comrpehension test and he can read the same as everyone else.
I believe in treating people as individuals and not as members of groups. As an individual Luke does not--IMO--have a very good attitude about the race.
It seems he feels "entitled" to something--not sure what it is--but the attitude keeps intruding.
And it makes him--and his enabling mom--less than appealing to me.
Contrast his sourness with the attitudes of the two Little People who NEVER use their size as an excuse for doing less than their very best.
Btw--Margie was ludicrous last night when she realized she couldn't communicate with Luke while he was pulling the rickshaw. That's one of the first things you figure out--how to get the attention of a deaf person. There are polite/correct ways to do it and impolite ways.
You'd think the mother of a Deaf son would have a number of those ways immediately at hand.
I am losing patience with her too.
There is something "off" in their relationship but I don't know exactly what it is. I said this at the beginning of the race and I have not seen anything to make me change my mind.