I just had a new coworker last week. He was born in Australia but his parents are from Lebanese. He is 49 years old but looks quite young for those people in that age.
Yesterday we had a little chit-chat while working.
Me: Have you ever been to Lebanon?
Me: Why? Did you say your parents are from Lebanon?
Him: yeah but when we were planning to go there, my parents were sick so badly and they couldn't make it.
Me: oh I'm sorry.
Him: that's alright. Although they asked me to go with them couple times, i refused. First time they asked, i said no. Second time i said i would think about it.
Third time i agreed and they died.