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AIBU - insufferably snobby? Or me being oversensitive??

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dontdipyourhairinthebeanjuice Sun 12-Mar-17 21:40:07

So we don't see the in laws often (hubby reasons not mine) we saw them at Christmas to do a gift exchange, lots of prezzies, needed a big bag so used a great big lidl bag - just for transporting, all presents were wrapped nicely and thoughtfully inside. So at the weekend, met up again, SIL says she has a gift for me, makes quite a thing of it. Its the LIDL bag, returned to me "as she couldn't think who it belonged to but then thought of me" The bag was returned to me in a John Lewis bag.

I should add there is history. For example If ever tea is being made at a family occasion, she will say "you like it butch don't you" meaning I like "normal tea" whereas she likes earl grey. She travels with her slippers and brings her own earl grey tea bags if she ever visits our home (I do have earl grey in - I do have some posh friends too!) I find it all very rude AIBU?

Bitofacow Sun 12-Mar-17 21:42:49

She had no class. Just rude.

EastMidsMummy Sun 12-Mar-17 21:42:52


fuzzywuzzy Sun 12-Mar-17 21:43:43

She does sound like she was having a dig.

I'd ignore her tho. Don't rise to it, wtf giving you a bag in another bag? She sounds like an idiot.

Birdsbeesandtrees Sun 12-Mar-17 21:43:55

She's just got a stick up her arse. Ignore her.

Apocalyptichorsewoman Sun 12-Mar-17 21:44:22

So she isnt posh at all really is she -more rude, ignorant and pseudo posh with some issues...

70ontheinside Sun 12-Mar-17 21:45:24

Ignore, ignore, ignore.
What a spiteful person, best to stay far away.

Zampa Sun 12-Mar-17 21:45:28

I wouldn't sweat the tea and slippers thing (some people get cold feet and like a particular tea) but the carrier bag in a carrier bag action is weird!

PovertyJetset Sun 12-Mar-17 21:46:01

How tiresome!

Just try and see it for what it is. Wankery

PicardsCombOver Sun 12-Mar-17 21:46:04

I've never ever heard of ordinary tea being called butch, she is very strange. YANBU. I love a good reusable LIDLS bag me.

Pestilentialone Sun 12-Mar-17 21:46:09

YANBU your SIL is Hyacinth Bucket.
Tea bags! What is wrong with russian caravan loose leaf tea and an infuser.

Pettywoman Sun 12-Mar-17 21:46:28

To coin a very old MN phrase - your SIL for example, is a twat.

Grilledaubergines Sun 12-Mar-17 21:47:06

Yeah, she's a bit of a bitch actually.

PinkFlamingo545 Sun 12-Mar-17 21:47:20

Yes she is having a dig, returning a LIDL bag in a John Lewis bag - she sounds a right fucking mug

SaorAlbaGuBrath Sun 12-Mar-17 21:47:57

Hyacinth Bouquet springs to mind grin

highinthesky Sun 12-Mar-17 21:48:18

Don't let her pettiness get to you. It speaks volumes about the quality of her character.

Doilooklikeatourist Sun 12-Mar-17 21:48:43

She sounds awful

NeverTwerkNaked Sun 12-Mar-17 21:49:04

She sounds very try-hard.
Most properly posh people I know woukd hap

NeverTwerkNaked Sun 12-Mar-17 21:49:29

Happily shop at lidl and drink builders tea!

MrsJayy Sun 12-Mar-17 21:49:49

Urgh what a twatty mctwat face i probably would have laughed in her face tbh.

ArchNotImpudent Sun 12-Mar-17 21:50:01

Play her at her own game - next time you see her, return the JL bag to her in a Harrods one.

NeverTwerkNaked Sun 12-Mar-17 21:50:09

tends to be Hyacinth Bouquet types that make a big deal about John Lewis/ Earl grey etc etc

NeverTwerkNaked Sun 12-Mar-17 21:50:41

She sounds utterly tedious but you would be silly to let it get to you

BellonaBelladonna Sun 12-Mar-17 21:52:06

She's just nasty. Anyone with any class wouldn't do that.

GoodnightSeattle Sun 12-Mar-17 21:52:13

A bag in a bag? hmm

I'd stick her John Lewis bag in a Harrods bag and give it back next time you see her.

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