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A month with the Mother in Law

Old Jul 26th 2011, 2:17 am
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Nemesis.
Its too hot. Its too cold. The mosquitoes are terrible. Its always raining. Canadians are scruffy. Canadians are stupid. Canadians have no taste. Canadians have no idea about anything. Canadians are Canadians.


We go to the supermarket. "That's not like our chicken" We see some mushrooms, "Oh they won't taste like our mushrooms" We arrive at the checkout, eyes of the other shoppers and checkout person burning into me like lasers from a James Bond movie. "Oh its so expensive here" "Oh its nothing like the quality from M+S, the fruit and veg are terrible" I start to fantasize about her death, its painful, the death not the fantasy.
Rae I feel your pain but what you've written above could be said about any number of posters on this forum.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 2:18 am
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My commeriserations. However some of us have our MiL's living just down the road...
point taken.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 2:19 am
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Hopefully this wasn't a glimpse into your future, Rae
i used to like you y'know.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 2:20 am
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Rae I feel your pain but what you've written above could be said about any number of posters on this forum.
well yes, but i am not related to them, or have to look at their photograph. personal init.
off to footy, see you at christmas.
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat View Post
My commeriserations. However some of us have our MiL's living just down the road...
I actually got on extremely well with my MIL.

Now my step-mother...that's a whole other story. :curse:

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Old Jul 26th 2011, 2:32 am
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....though I bow to RICH who must take the title of king of restraint. 11 weeks, thats charging a machine gun nest with a grenade between your teeth territory.
It's the shortest stay she's ever made. 3-4 months is more usual.

I'm numb to it now

She's getting the hang of my furrowed brow, squinted eyes look. Bites her lip and shuts up. As MIL's go, she's not a bad old fruit really. She knows I have a tractor and front loader, so the threat of a quick burial hangs heavy in the air.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 12:28 pm
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Christ!

My only came for the weekend. I still ended up with the cleanest and tidiest garage in North America.
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It is times like these that being really anti-social pays off in spades. A visitor for a month is not a visitor, that's a bloody tenant.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 12:38 pm
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My commeriserations. However some of us have our MiL's living just down the road...
Although in my case "living" would be over egging a little...
Since the stroke she finds it harder to hang upside down in the root cellar but the abilities to sense human fear & smell a single drop of blood from 4 miles away remain intact...
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 1:24 pm
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There's a valuable lesson to be learned here, Rae. I'll bet you do a much better job of vetting the parents of your next wife.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 1:35 pm
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There's a valuable lesson to be learned here, Rae. I'll bet you do a much better job of vetting the parents of your next wife.
My strategy seems to work. The first MIL is Indonesian and speaks very limited English. The current MIL is French Canadian and speaks no English. My French is deliberately bad, when I want it to be.

It's hard to nag someone you can't communicate with.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 2:36 pm
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My strategy seems to work. The first MIL is Indonesian and speaks very limited English. The current MIL is French Canadian and speaks no English. My French is deliberately bad, when I want it to be.

It's hard to nag someone you can't communicate with.
I agree with Souvy on this - it's all about choosing the right spouse!
My MIL (Russian, speaks very little English) is in the middle of her second 6-month stay with us. House gets cleaned, dogs get walked, darling daughter is looked after at weekends, food is prepared, my ears don't get bent... I don't know what you're complaining about
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 2:40 pm
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she was so ugly as a kid her dad tied two pork chops around her neck so the dog would play with her.
My mother-in-law fell down a wishing well, I was amazed, I never knew they worked
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 3:56 pm
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My strategy seems to work. The first MIL is Indonesian and speaks very limited English. The current MIL is French Canadian and speaks no English. My French is deliberately bad, when I want it to be.

It's hard to nag someone you can't communicate with.
F... Off is pretty universal I banned my ex-Swiss MIL & physically removed from our house.
1)We had a small party/BBQ and as she was anti alcohol she emptied every ones glasses of wine/beer.
2) She "kidnapped' my parents !!!!!! Mum & Dad came and visited us shortly after our first daughter was born in Switzerland. MIL thought it was too much stress on us and the baby to have visitors, so invited my M&D on a train trip to see some of the lovely Swiss mountains, but failed to mention she was really taking them to Rome for 5 days. M&D jumped train in Chiaso and left her at the station.
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My mother-in-law's dead
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