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To not find having cream squirted in my face funny?

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DrinkingWatermelon Sun 30-Mar-14 17:20:45

Visiting my Grandmother today for tea and cakes. A few other members of the family were there too.

My cousin who is 8 asked his dad if he would squirt cream in his mouth - which he did. My uncle then turned to me and said do you want some too Watermelon?

I said no and he still proceeded to shove it in my face so I turned my head away and then he decided to actually squirt it on my face and even some went in my hair. So it wasn't even a small little blob.

My uncle found it hilarious until he saw my face and he did apologise but I still felt I should have just laughed along.

My uncle is early 40s and I'm 24 - I wouldn't do that to another adult. Aibu and need to her a sense of humour?

fusspot66 Sun 30-Mar-14 17:23:11

No. He's a part.
I think Peter Kay would describe him as Uncle Knobhead and reckons every family has one.
[big grin]

SoleSource Sun 30-Mar-14 17:23:16

Maybe he was being passive aggressive as he finds you and he have very different sense of humours and felt you dampen the general mood and this was his way of humiliating you?

fusspot66 Sun 30-Mar-14 17:23:30


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Yonineedaminute Sun 30-Mar-14 17:24:50

He sounds like a bit of a knob, but really YABU to be upset enough about it to post on here!

ShatnersBassoon Sun 30-Mar-14 17:25:03

It was daft and badly timed, but he realised he'd misjudged it and apologised. Forget about it.

Yonineedaminute Sun 30-Mar-14 17:27:35

Also, he apologised when he realised you didn't see the funny side. I am struggling to see the issue here tbh.

matildasquared Sun 30-Mar-14 17:34:12

I have a hunch he gave one of those half-assed "aw don't be a spoilsport" apologies.

I also have a hunch he wouldn't try that with a 24-year-old male family member.

Finally, I have a hunch that he usually acts like a cunt and this is just the latest example.

You have my permission to ice him out and totally ignore him for the rest of your life.

You're welcome.

brokenhearted55a Sun 30-Mar-14 17:51:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bubblegoose Sun 30-Mar-14 17:51:34

He sounds like the kind of person who irritates people in the guise of comedy and then claims no one has a sense of humour.

JeanSeberg Sun 30-Mar-14 17:54:26

Sadly the son will turn into a prize cunt just like his dad.

Nomama Sun 30-Mar-14 17:56:28

Like Matilda, I have a hunch.

I have a hunch his prat like behaviour was seen as cute, many moons ago. I have a hunch that his older sibling/s may never have seen it that way.

I have a hunch that the people who think OP is being ungracious may well also be canned cream wielding 'comedians'!

BIL is like this, oh so very, very funny. It got to be very wearing very quickly. My how we larfed - or were called humourless cunts.

I have a hunch that he is a bit of a cunt.

RedFocus Sun 30-Mar-14 18:03:42

That's the sort of thing my brothers and I do to each other at family get togethers.
Op he said sorry when he saw you didn't see the funny side so perhaps just let it go and maybe never sit next to him again wink
Btw my husband chucked a cup of cold water on me while I was in the shower the other day (for a laugh) I fell out the shower and now have a big bruise on my thigh and I didn't see the funny side to that either but he was so apologetic I laughed and got over it.

MrsCaptainReynolds Sun 30-Mar-14 18:12:17

Unless invited in the spirit of mutual fun and games, this is actually quite aggressive toward an adult who has said no.

Pagwatch Sun 30-Mar-14 18:17:21

God, what a dick.

Caitlin17 Sun 30-Mar-14 18:17:50

YANBU. He sounds like an idiot. I agree with those who said the apology will be one of those passive- aggressive ones of the "I'm sorry you don't have a sense of humour" variety.

As for not seeing the funny side - you're not seeing it because there isn't one.

Maybe I'm reading too much into this but there's also something really creepy about him even asking you if you wants cream squirted down her throat.

matildasquared Sun 30-Mar-14 18:18:11

There is absolutely no way he misunderstood and thought it was "in the spirit of mutual fun and games." She turned away and said, "No."

He's an aggressive cunt.

If he did that to a stranger in a restaurant, that would technically be assault and he could be charged. You're fair game because you're a female relative? No.

matildasquared Sun 30-Mar-14 18:20:29

That came out wrong--I mean his having done it to you is technically assault as well. You could even press charges if you wanted.

Caitlin17 Sun 30-Mar-14 18:20:44

Aargh my last sentence is gibberish. Should have read " there's also something really creepy about his even asking you if you want cream squirted down your throat."

Caitlin17 Sun 30-Mar-14 18:22:47

Matilda technically it is assault. I know this is "family" but it is. In the workplace behaving like that to a colleague would merit disciplinary action.

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 30-Mar-14 18:28:46

Don't laugh along. He is definitely a knobhead.

5Foot5 Sun 30-Mar-14 18:34:33

YANBU and it does sound like your uncle was being a bit of a dick, but it doesn't sound to me like he meant anything by it, it just wasn't well thought through. If he is used to playing with 8 year olds then he probably is attuned to the 8 year olds sense of humour hence he thought this would be fun.

Then he realised he had overstep the mark and said sorry. I would let it go and move on.

Caitlin17 Sun 30-Mar-14 18:43:43

5foot that excuse "he is used to playing with 8 year olds" is beyond feeble.

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