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Is this present having a dig at me
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Welshlavalove · 26/12/2021 09:52

Don’t really see partners mum since covid as lives a couple of hours away and she never travels . Previously it was small talk every few months . She came for Christmas lunch and this was my present . Aibu in thinking she is far shaming me ? When ever she sees her slightly overweight son she makes comments about how he looks pregnant . I used to run a lot don’t now .

Is this present having a dig at me
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Am I being unreasonable?

AIBU

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cutebutscary · 26/12/2021 09:54

It's a really strange slogan for a cushion, that's for sure! I mean it's not even funny , who would have it on display ?

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Stormwhale · 26/12/2021 09:54

Wow that is a bitchy present. Nasty.

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Stormwhale · 26/12/2021 09:54

I think that is acceptable for someone to buy for themselves, but never as a gift.

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ChipButtyCurrySauce · 26/12/2021 09:55

Yeah she's being rude! That would be going straight to the charity shop!

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backonceagain2 · 26/12/2021 09:55

Wow...

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Somuddled · 26/12/2021 09:55

Is that what her humour is generally like? If she is constantly taking the piss out of people I'd say it was supposed to be funny. If not, then yeah, it's really odd.

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Eslteacher06 · 26/12/2021 09:55

I'd save it for her birthday and regift it to her. Mehehe

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JosephineDeBeauharnais · 26/12/2021 09:56

Crikey! That’s a pretty clear message! Very rude, put it in the bin.

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Andy2555 · 26/12/2021 09:56

I would say from what you have said that this is an insensitive gift, her intentions may or may not have been good, but unless it was some kind of inside joke or something, OP you're not being unreasonable at all

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Bananarama21 · 26/12/2021 09:56

Shes a bitch.

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QuestionNumberOne · 26/12/2021 09:57

That’s just a straight up insult.

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Winterfellismyhome · 26/12/2021 09:57

Why would someone want that in their house? Naff

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Ionlydomassiveones · 26/12/2021 09:57

This is why I don’t understand this mentality of ‘be grateful for any gift’ - some people are passive aggressive in their gift giving and it can be very hurtful. You should tell her you don’t it and get her to explain. Or your DH should.

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SpindlesHill · 26/12/2021 09:58

It's certainly extremely common. And I don't mean in the ubiquitous sense.

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Prawn9910 · 26/12/2021 09:58

Get rid of that.

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Andy2555 · 26/12/2021 09:58

@cutebutscary

It's a really strange slogan for a cushion, that's for sure! I mean it's not even funny , who would have it on display ?

Yes what a strange thing for a cushion
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MyOtherProfile · 26/12/2021 09:58

Like anyone would appreciate that! Does she have inappropriate stuff like that around her house? If not I would discreetly take it next time you visit and just leave it on her sofa as a joke

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Riverlee · 26/12/2021 09:58

Maybe she thought it was funny, if you used to jog and no longer does.

Have you ever had a conversation about jogging causing your thighs to rub together?

I don’t think she’s fat shaming but it is a strange present.

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girafferafferaffe · 26/12/2021 09:59

That'd be going straight to the bin!

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EmmasMum12 · 26/12/2021 09:59

Gosh. Unless you have that sort of relationship with her (free and easy piss taking) then she is making a not subtle point that she thinks you're fat

Either she is a controlling bitch (she wants a slim DIL) or she has some sort of brain disease (?dementia)

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NiceTwin · 26/12/2021 10:01

I agree, nasty.
What was your dh's take on it?

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Dozer · 26/12/2021 10:01

Ew!

As bad gifts go, it’s a classic!

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AndTime · 26/12/2021 10:01

I agree with it being funny if you buy it for yourself but just downright nasty if you buy it for someone else.

Get yourself a nice cushion cover and pop it over the top.

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CornforthWhite · 26/12/2021 10:02

Horrible. Regift it to her.

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Whatdidyousaid · 26/12/2021 10:03

To me it seems like quite a nasty, bitchy gift. I like the idea of @Eslteacher06 to re-gift it back on her birthday.

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