To underline BERKS ( in red) on the envelope on in-laws christmas card?

(38 Posts)
endofanera Thu 13-Dec-12 22:29:02

DH family are really narcissistic. They are obsessed with money and status. They have given me such a hard time for choosing to look after dd full time ( dd has a disability and has been in and out of hospital for over a year). They have given us no support, only judgement - must be my bad gene's apparently :0
DH grandma died a while ago and i was duped into not attening the funeral, along with dd. DH is sort of aware of what is going on, i dont want to talk about it too much with him, as it causes row's and we are under enough stress with dd's health problems.

Anyway, just recieved christmas card that was clearly just for dh, then another one just for dd. I have been dignified in all of their nonsense, but not any more!! Game on!

whatda think?

endofanera Thu 13-Dec-12 22:30:20

BTW - They live in Berks. smile

squeakytoy Thu 13-Dec-12 22:30:59

I wouldnt send them a card at all.

When you say it was "clearly just for dh".. was it just to "son" ?

ChristmasIsForPlutocrats Thu 13-Dec-12 22:36:27

You could doctor DH's card: offer to post it for him and emphasise BERKS.

Good observation about the address, btw! grin

endofanera Thu 13-Dec-12 22:38:43

No, its his aunt and uncle. (very close). It didnt say to DH but it was clearly just for him with a £10 m&s voucher in.

MissCellania Thu 13-Dec-12 22:39:40

What did it say on it?

endofanera Thu 13-Dec-12 22:40:32

Thanks ChristamsisforPlutocrats i thought so too grin

Solopower1 Thu 13-Dec-12 22:43:49

... except that it's pronounced Barks, isn't it?

On balance, nah. Ignore the card. Life's too short.

endofanera Thu 13-Dec-12 22:48:36

nope, its BERKS as in Berkshire. I agree life too short but now reached my peak and seemed like a good opportuntiy to "let em have it" angry when you are faced with caring for a disabled DC, you discover fight you never had!

Fakebook Thu 13-Dec-12 22:50:10

I don't get it. I'm thick.

IneedAgoldenNickname Thu 13-Dec-12 22:55:08

Definitely pronounced barks. (unless everyone I know has been saying it wrong)

squeakytoy Thu 13-Dec-12 22:56:40

it is Berkshire, pronounced as Barkshire..

so they sent a card with an M & S gift voucher.. erm, could that not be for the two of you then???

heidihole Thu 13-Dec-12 22:56:40

definitely prnounced barks though.

endofanera Thu 13-Dec-12 23:01:06

well, i make just make a spelling mistake then! Berks it is. thanks

endofanera Thu 13-Dec-12 23:02:44

MAY grin

tethersjinglebellend Thu 13-Dec-12 23:04:55

The word 'Berk' is rhyming slang for cunt (Berkeley Hunt).

Go for it grin

Solopower1 Thu 13-Dec-12 23:06:06

Or .. don't. Leave it. Drop it. Now.

IceNoSlice Thu 13-Dec-12 23:06:41

What did the card to DH say? Tell us, so we can see why you think it's only for him. and you should spend the M&S voucher

ivykaty44 Thu 13-Dec-12 23:08:38

Berkshire makes I would change the r for a t and underline the Berk in red wink

ivykaty44 Thu 13-Dec-12 23:08:58

thats the r in shire....

TeamBacon Thu 13-Dec-12 23:11:26

Nah, one end says Berkshire, one end days barkshire.

When its just berks you pronounce it as berks smile

endofanera Thu 13-Dec-12 23:14:00

Already spent IceNoSlice grin
As with all narcissits, its subtle. But, the one to DD says Dear Blah. Love Blah and Blah. The one to DH says, with lots and lots of Love Aunty Blah and Uncle Blah xxxxx. No dear or to, or names. ( the last few have had names) It may sound like im being oversenstive, but really, i know them.

scottishmummy Thu 13-Dec-12 23:14:38

I think as mature adult ignore provocation
there are other issues in your marriage that need discussed

endofanera Thu 13-Dec-12 23:19:03

Owww do i come across as a mature adult shock really, im not smile
But, your absolutly right re other isssssuuuueeess in my marragenwink
Loving the smileys tonight!

LAlady Thu 13-Dec-12 23:27:32

Lived in Berkshire most of my life. Always pronounced Barks with everyone I know. Although DD did come home from school and said Berks. I corrected her grin

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