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PIL has sent be a bill for a broken wine glass

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pugreverywhere · 03/05/2018 14:55

Yes, had to namechange.

Went to PIL' home last weekend, had a glass of wine and I accidentally dropped it. No big deal, they shrugged it off. I get on well with both FIL and MIL, have been with DH for 4 years now and we are having our first child in 4 months.

They're well off.. as in, VERY well off.. DP and I on the other hand live in a rented 3 bed semi-dettached property so definitely not as well off.

I didn't know at the time, but said wine glass apparently happens to be pretty high end. FIL has this morning sent me an e-mail saying that I can just transfer the £156 to him or buy the glass online. He even attached a link and included their address, should I not know it by now(!).

At first I thought it was a joke only to realise that these people have no sense of humor, so they obviously must be expect me to pay them ASAP. Haven't told DH yet. Really shocked at this as they are not known for being stingy.

AIBU not to pay this? I am tempted to buy a £20 glass off Amazon!

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UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername · 03/05/2018 14:57

£156?! Please can we have a link? I've never seen a glass that expensive before!

ICanTuckMyBoobsInMyPockets · 03/05/2018 14:57

"Ha ha FIL I love your sense of humour! This has really cheered me up, thank you.
Looking forward to seeing you on the weekend/whenever, lots of love xx"

Manyfridays · 03/05/2018 14:57

I would 1st quite calmly see how your partner reacts - bloody good litmus test

ICanTuckMyBoobsInMyPockets · 03/05/2018 14:57

Forgot to add, what a CF.

Aprilmightbemynewname · 03/05/2018 14:57

Bubble wrap one from £land.
Cf of the week!!

ICanTuckMyBoobsInMyPockets · 03/05/2018 14:58

Also, this is defgo going to end up in the Daily M a i l.

SunshineOutdoors · 03/05/2018 14:58

Tbh I’d hand this one over to your dh.

GabriellaMontez · 03/05/2018 14:58

What a wanker.

Yanbu. Leave it to your dp to tell them where to go.

PotTheRed · 03/05/2018 14:58

What a weirdo. BTW, what type of glass is it. I bet I can find it cheaper?

Marcellus · 03/05/2018 14:59

Goodness. Can I suggest you speak to your OH and see whether this is the norm for them? I wouldn't buy a different glass. Either buy a replacement (such a rude and bonkers request) or get your OH to call them to query it.

TheTroublesomestTribble · 03/05/2018 14:59

Do you think they are maybe having a sideways dig at you for drinking while pregnant?

Its obviously your choice, and I'm definitely not judging you, but there are many people who would seriously disapprove.

PollySuki · 03/05/2018 14:59

What the hell is wrong with people?

Kochicoo · 03/05/2018 14:59

That's awful! I can't believe it. They shouldn't buy glasses that expensive unless they are prepared to be ok with one being broken accidentally.

shoofly · 03/05/2018 14:59

I really want to see a £156 wine glassWine Shock I'd be taking my own from now on!

12PurpleSnails · 03/05/2018 15:00

I can't believe someone would actually do that

Mightymucks · 03/05/2018 15:00

Were you pissed? If it was a genuine accident they’re being CFs. If you were somewhat to blame (eg too much booze) I think you should suck it up.

pugreverywhere · 03/05/2018 15:00

I wasn't drinking alcohol btw lol, it was one of those mocktails served in this fancy glass! Not judging people who do drink alcohol though.

OP posts:
chickenowner · 03/05/2018 15:00
livefornaps · 03/05/2018 15:00

Is it his way of makikg you feel bad for enjoying a tipple while pregnant?

Aprilmightbemynewname · 03/05/2018 15:01

Wondering the price of the wine he buys!!

PotTheRed · 03/05/2018 15:01

Ohh missed the drinking wine at 5 months pregnant..... yeah maybe they are having a PA moment.

This is such a DAILY FAIL type of thread. OP what newspaper does your FIL read? Might make for an interesting visit next time you go.

PorkyPortia · 03/05/2018 15:01

What does a £156 wine glass look like ?


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ScreenQueen · 03/05/2018 15:01

Yes, this one's for your DH to sort out. How rude of them, accidents happen and you don't charge guests for dropping a glass!

Anyway, you know to buy then a set of plastic unbreakable wineglasses for Christmas, as a passive aggressive yet also deeply thoughtful gift Grin Wine

livefornaps · 03/05/2018 15:01

Oups, sorry

treeofhearts · 03/05/2018 15:02

I am speechless...

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