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My PIL decided to drop by this afternoon...

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AgentZigzag · 25/04/2011 20:58

...and a very pleasant time was had by all.


AIBU to think over what was said during their visit to find something, however small, that I could get uppity and offended at?

Perhaps it was me who said something that could have been taken the wrong way?

These situations aren't supposed to go off without a hitch are they?

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bran · 25/04/2011 20:59

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MrsBananaGrabber · 25/04/2011 21:02



goingmadinthecountry · 25/04/2011 21:03

Maybe you'll be a bit less shallow when you've spent 4 months stressing about it after 23 years of marriage and numerous holidays abroad. Good for you for having such lovely in laws.


DingDongMerrilyOutOfSeason · 25/04/2011 21:04

It doesn't have to be something that was said, it could have been a look, or how they held the baby, or the clothes they were wearing. Honestly, have you no imagination?


goingmadinthecountry · 25/04/2011 21:04

Thanks for making me cry btw. It's not easy.


onepieceofcremeegg · 25/04/2011 21:05

I had similar today. Which is v unusual. I put it down to mil being back on "normal" food (she pretends to exist on tap water and stale bread during Lent) Wink
Also I was very sleep deprived so consciously smiled nicely and pleasantly the whole time (face aches now)


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AgentZigzag · 25/04/2011 21:06

I know, I know dingdong, I'm usually very good at this kind of thing.

Talking about things out of season, we exchanged Christmas presents as well Smile

I can't work out whether you're having a go at me or joking goingmad? Perhaps you could clarify?

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onepieceofcremeegg · 25/04/2011 21:08

Last year's or this year's presents Zigzag.

If last year's they clearly don't care about you at all. If this year's can you not see it is a clear sign they are saying f* off, we don't want to see you at Christmas this year!


MrBloomEatsVeggies · 25/04/2011 21:08

I was thinking the same thing, Agent.


goingmadinthecountry · 25/04/2011 21:10

It's a thread I started about my unreasonable ils tonight - thought you were having a dig at me as I'm feeling really pissed off by them. Apologies if it's not aimed at me but I took it that way.


AgentZigzag · 25/04/2011 21:11

They were from the Christmas just gone onepiece, both DDs were very happy with theirs, weird to be reading Christmas cards though Grin

I think DH says he kind of invited them, but not as such, so obviously being pushy Angry

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AgentZigzag · 25/04/2011 21:13

Awww goingmad, I've not seen your thread so definately not a dig.

Not that I would start one to take the piss out of someone, but if I did I'd make it clear in the OP.

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goingmadinthecountry · 25/04/2011 21:14

Sorry. Will watch Glee, drink wine and shut up!! See what they've done to me.


Nagoo · 25/04/2011 21:14

goingmad I don't think this is about you.

Agent's not that kind of poster :)

We had roast dinner in the garden at MILs. Gravy, in a gazebo! Shock


AgentZigzag · 25/04/2011 21:20

Thanks for saying that nagoo, very kind of you.

AIBU does that to you goingmad, sorry your ILS are a pain, I'll have to have a read of your thread now.

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onepieceofcremeegg · 25/04/2011 21:24

gravy, in a gazebo - lol.

Did she do steamed pudding too?!


heliumballoons · 25/04/2011 21:37

agent Grin

Christmas at Easter. Smile Sounds great.

[email protected] analysing everything in case.


wildfig · 25/04/2011 22:54

have you checked Facebook? Maybe they've outlined their real feelings about the state of your house there?


GloriaSmut · 25/04/2011 22:58

I can't believe there wasn't at least one sideways look that said "Gah! Look at the way she uses her knife like a pencil". But perhaps wildfig is right. They are all sniggering away on Facebook.


AgentZigzag · 25/04/2011 23:05

I've been on a decorating and spring cleaning spree Shock so no gripes in that department.

FIL can usually be depended on for dropping at least one clanger remark that we can laugh at afterwards, but even he didn't oblige this time Sad

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AgentZigzag · 25/04/2011 23:12

MIL did tell us a story about her neighbour which was very, very similar to a long thread on MN.

I was sitting there straight faced and nodding, but in my head going Shock no, it can't have been her.

I've found the thread and the specifics didn't tally, plus I can't imagine MIL using the acronym 'FFS', but who knows...Grin

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blackeyedsusan · 25/04/2011 23:17

there you go, fil is being unreasonable by not living up to expectations...


Serenitysutton · 25/04/2011 23:22

I dunno, my ils are such horrible people that I am amazed when a visit goes ok. We had one that went well Sunday and I still can't quite believe it, keep wondering if I imagined it...

This thread is clearly a bit of an odd piss take, not sure the point of it otherwise?


AgentZigzag · 25/04/2011 23:24


I knew I'd missed something out of the OP.

The point.

Of course

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