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to share the things my BIL has moaned about whilst staying at our house for the past 3 days?

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BanKittenHeels Sun 15-Sep-19 15:50:25

Amazon Prime Video doesn’t have the new Quentin Tarantino film that has just come out at the cinema. Ergo Amazon Prime is a waste of money.

The shower screen in the guest bathroom has a stationary rather than hinged shower screen.

That someone used the loo in the middle of the night and he could hear them flush - his bedroom door was 3/4 open.

We have stair gates, so our children don’t break their necks. “Really inconvenient”

The Thai restaurant sent us too many prawn crackers. They sent an appropriate amount for the number of people, actually.

My deodorant is blue. And what?

We don’t have an endless supply of spare clothes in his size and to his taste.

His hair was still in the shower in his en suite when he went back to use it the next day.

The towels I put out for him are white.

Our front gate is too squeaky.

The planes overhead are too low.

We have too many rugs.

He can hear traffic when in the garden.

Our dogs won’t cuddle him.

Our children wear shorts.

The settings of the seats in the car we lent him weren’t to his liking.

He doesn’t like the preset radio stations on our car radio.

My DH (his brother) “doesn’t wear a hat”??????

We don’t have his very specific music taste available to him on vinyl, although we did think to search out appropriate Spotify playlists for him but “that’s not quite the same authenticity”.

The local swimming pool (in a large city) keeps “provincial, British hours”.

Microwave steamers are “excessive gadgets”. Then 30 minutes later, “I suppose you could steam veg in your steamer, have you thought of that?” No shit!

None of the 3 duvets we offered him were suitable.

I use my inhaler too frequently.

Why do I have rosehip oil in the bathroom, it’s of no use to anyone.

confused hmmangry

RabidRabbles Sun 15-Sep-19 15:52:04

Have you buried him under the patio yet?

Nottalotta Sun 15-Sep-19 15:52:25

He's a cock.

Sparklingbrook Sun 15-Sep-19 15:52:48


Is anything to his liking?

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 15-Sep-19 15:52:56

You are do going to have yo keep up updated.

Hope he's there till New Year.

Handmaid2019 Sun 15-Sep-19 15:53:06

He sounds like a right dick! Has your DH said anything to him?

Metempsychosis Sun 15-Sep-19 15:53:48

You were with me when he accidentally slipped and fell on that meat cleaver. And thirty other Mumsnetters can vouch for it.

BanKittenHeels Sun 15-Sep-19 15:53:57

Is anything to his liking?

In the nearly 20 years I’ve known this man I haven’t known him to like or enjoy anything.

Oldraver Sun 15-Sep-19 15:54:27

When is he going ? Hopefully soon

Loopytiles Sun 15-Sep-19 15:54:27

He sounds charming.

Redshoeblueshoe Sun 15-Sep-19 15:54:38

Here you deserve this wine wine wine

popehilarious Sun 15-Sep-19 15:55:15

grin keep em coming!

Have you suggested going to a restaurant without bringing a bag of doughnuts for the kitchen staff?

(honestly though, I'd be seeeeething)

DitheringBlidiot Sun 15-Sep-19 15:55:39

I hope he’s nothing like his brother, for your sake!

SinglePringle Sun 15-Sep-19 15:55:58

He is properly fucking bonkers.

Keep ‘em coming grin

Bookworm4 Sun 15-Sep-19 15:56:37

Does this man have a wife?
Does he live on a remote island?
I love the expectation of spare clothing 🤣🤣

cheeseislife8 Sun 15-Sep-19 15:56:53

Sounds like you might need to suggest he stays somewhere where things are more to his liking!

SleepwalkingThroughLife Sun 15-Sep-19 15:56:57


Please keep us updated frequently and invite him back again very soon.

SinglePringle Sun 15-Sep-19 15:57:01

What do you say in reply to his observations?!

SpangledBoots Sun 15-Sep-19 15:57:02

You need to set yourself up with a complaining bingo card or treasure hunt. Treat yourself when you win!

CatteStreet Sun 15-Sep-19 15:57:35

Honestly, at the next comment, I'd be saying 'BIL, you are being breathtakingly rude. One more criticism of our home and hospitality and we will be asking you to leave.' In fact, your dh should be saying it.

Troels Sun 15-Sep-19 15:58:20

How do so many Mner's managed to keep their mouth shut when people are such idiots?
I couldn't bite my tongue I'd have to answer back. Silly man.

JennyWoodentop Sun 15-Sep-19 15:58:31

He doesn't like the accommodation so he makes alternative arrangements next time he visits.
Did he bring wine/flowers or take you out for a meal during this lovely visit?

Oldraver Sun 15-Sep-19 16:00:22

Has he ever been pulled up on his moaning ?

We used to have a visitor that moaned or commented negatively on absolutely everything. Always had a negative opinion even if it was something he didnt know about but though he did (I mean decorative plates on the wall bought as a present , he even managed to dismiss)

One day during dinner (fully home cooked 3 courses) he made one comment to many. I told him if he didnt shut up he would be wearing his dinner. He was quite shocked till DH told him it was not on to come into someones house and criticise the food that had been cooked for him and we were not some hotel he needed to critque.

He did calm it down a bit but I so wish I'd had the nerve to empty the pasta bowl over him

Soubriquet Sun 15-Sep-19 16:01:30

Let me guess....

He’s single

Fookinwot Sun 15-Sep-19 16:01:30

He sounds like a whiny toddler. Does he stamp his feet and ask for his broken banana to be ‘fixed’ too?

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