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This is not the way you want to feel about your father. When I was little, I'd always thought that my dad was right about everything and that there wasn't a man on earth he couldn't take. But standing there looking in, I realized that Mr. Baker could squash him like a bug.

Worse, though, was the way he was acting. Watching my dad chum it up with Juli's dad—it was like seeing him lie. To Mr. Baker, to Juli, to my grandfather—to everybody. Why was he being such a worm? Why couldn't he just act normal? You know, civil? Why did he have to put on such a phony show? This went way beyond keeping the peace with my mother. This was disgusting.

Why couldn't he just act normal? You know, civil?

Is it actully: Why couldn't he just act normal and civil?

This went way beyond keeping the peace with my mother

What's the meaning of this sentence?
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Why couldn't he just act normal? You know, civil? Is it actually: Why couldn't he just act normal and civil?-- Yes.

This went way beyond keeping the peace with my mother. What's the meaning of this sentence?- He did much more than just keep the peace wth Mother.
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