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SugarAndSpice24 Fri 18-Oct-19 17:52:07

Ok so I was wondering if anyone can help me.My brother in law(Hubbys brother) came round to our house last night and he didn't even say hello to me.He sat down and got his phone out!He did talk after but I have noticed everytime he is around me he fiddles about his phone and seems so interested in that.I find it very strange.We have not had any arguments so there are no bad feelings between us.Can anyone shed any light?

NoSauce Fri 18-Oct-19 18:02:52

Not enough info.

How old is he?
How long have you known him?
Has he been like this before?
Does he have something big going on his life?

SmileEachDay Fri 18-Oct-19 18:04:27

Unless he is on Mumsnet it’s unlikely light will be shed.

Yeahnahyeah1 Fri 18-Oct-19 18:06:29

Eh. Sounds like my BIL. He’s 29 and still acts like a teenager on his phone. I couldn’t get worked up about this

Clangus00 Fri 18-Oct-19 18:14:18

Maybe he just doesn’t like you but visits his brother to be sociable?

dottiedodah Fri 18-Oct-19 18:15:27

If hes younger than your DH could be he feels shy with you ?.Maybe he doesnt really know what to say to you ,When DH back in room feels relaxed again and will chat more freely.If you have nor had any argument with him then nothing to worry about!

isitxmasyet Fri 18-Oct-19 18:15:55

Are you essentially waiting for everyone to say ooh OP he so fancies you?

He is just as likely to simply be rude and have shot social manners.

PumpkinP Fri 18-Oct-19 18:17:57

Maybe he hates you?

littlepaddypaws Fri 18-Oct-19 18:18:29

anymore info op ? it might help us

formerbabe Fri 18-Oct-19 18:28:54

"Are you essentially waiting for everyone to say ooh OP he so fancies you?*

grin. It's the only explanation!

WorraLiberty Fri 18-Oct-19 18:30:49

Maybe he's got a new love interest?

On the other end of the phone I mean, not the OP grin

SugarAndSpice24 Fri 18-Oct-19 18:31:23

@isitxmasyet I know he doesn't fancy me

NoSauce Fri 18-Oct-19 18:34:40

Without any more info it’s anyone’s guess OP.

SunshineAngel Fri 18-Oct-19 18:35:27

My partner's brother comes round to do things around the house sometimes (he's a plumber/electrician/joiner/plasterer .. he can do everything) and if my partner is home it's all jokey with banter (including me), but if he's not home and it's just me, he'll make it clear he doesn't want to be disturbed, and just says he'll give me a shout when he's done. I always find him a bit standoffish when he's on his own.

Patroclus Fri 18-Oct-19 18:39:30

Ohhh its one of these

SugarAndSpice24 Fri 18-Oct-19 18:42:54

He doesn't hate me because he shared his cake with me last week.We ate from the same plate as there were none left and he was sat next to me.I just find it all weired to avoid me then.

MissMudskipper Fri 18-Oct-19 18:43:57

Hard to say given lack of info....it would help to know how long you've known him. My guess is maybe he feels awkward if left on his own with you. The phone is a good way of avoiding having to make conversation I suppose? But who knows!

NoSauce Fri 18-Oct-19 18:44:04

How old is he? it’s like pulling teeth

rainingallday Fri 18-Oct-19 18:44:23

Oddest thread of the day. confused

PositiveVibez Fri 18-Oct-19 18:44:43

Oh come on OP. Please don't pretend you don't want everyone to say he fancies you 🙄

MissMudskipper Fri 18-Oct-19 18:46:13

I'd share cake with someone I didnt like....its cake after all wink

Unshriven Fri 18-Oct-19 18:48:28

He doesn't hate me because he shared his cake with me last week. grin

ThePallidBustOfPallas Fri 18-Oct-19 18:49:47

It's probably because he knows you fancy him

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/a3696671-Attracted-to-my-husbands-brother#90204230

hmm

Instatwat Fri 18-Oct-19 18:50:36

Are you going to answer any of the questions people are asking?

ThePallidBustOfPallas Fri 18-Oct-19 18:51:43

This was him as well was it?

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3702485-My-guy-friend-avoiding-me-all-of-a-sudden

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