Said to me by my 'd'p just now. I had commented that he was behaving like his dad today- his dad is notoriously grumpy and bad tempered and this was the response I got.
In a weeks time we are going on a holiday with my parents. They have arranged their holiday around his 2 weeks off from studying (and so incurring summer holiday rates) and are paying for me and him to go with them. Costing them at least £600+ each. My parents are not rolling in it but they are good people, have worked hard to pay off their mortgage.
He obviously thinks his parents are somehow better- living in a moderate house in cornwall that is falling apart and they are struggling to pay the mortgage on.
It has just really hit a nerve. After all my parents have done for him and this is what he thinks of them.
Did he really say those words? How horrible. It sounds like it was in the context of an existing argument though so maybe he doesn't mean it. You should both respect each others parents and not bad mouth any of them unless they have done something really awful to aggrieve you.
That is terrible, if ANYONE said that about either of my darling parents I would be telling them to hit the road, what an ungracious thing to say, if he is like this about them now what will he be like when they become more burdonsome with old age?
Saying his Dad is grumpy is not the same as saying your mother is fat and poor.
If DH said that about my mother it would very probably be the end - but then I have a massive chip on my shoulder about my background.
When we were still dating he once said 'it is great how far you have come' and I went apeshit! My parents may have been much poorer than his but what I am (supposedly the woman he loves) is a product of them and the love of learning they gave me. I pointed this out..perhaps not in such a calm manner though.