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Cprimero
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Give her food poisoning once in awhile.

Also Rationing access to the grand kids is always a classic.

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Grumpig Hunt
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If she doesn't like the wine, give her gin instead. Old people love gin.

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Jewbacca wrote:
sen say wrote:
2) How do you handle it when it's the same person 52 weeks a year putting down what you've bought to eat and drink and it's your mother in law?



Quietly remind her it's you who will be picking her retirement home and making sure the nurses are changing her piss-covered sheets. So she might want to stock up some good will now. I did this with my current mother-in-law. Shut her the fuck up over a Passover meal.

Or, you can do what I did to my first set of in-laws, in particular my father in-law (who are my good friends now, mainly because they had one child, my first wife, who died and they want to be around her four daughters). He was constantly condescending, and essentially making fun of me for being Israeli and markedly older (almost 20 years) than his daughter. I took him outside drinking beer (obviously not Passover) and told him in no uncertain terms that if he said one more shitty thing, I would beat the fuck out of him.

They are in your house. They give respect, or they go.

If your wife doesn't back you up on this, you have a problem.


Wait a minute Jewbe, just how old are you? I had you figured for about my age, late 40's, but if you were 20 years older than your 1st wife and your 4 daughters are grown, you are likely at least 60. Just how much older than wife #2 are you?

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NikH
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Wow, if these people you are saying are 'friends' they wouldn't be my friends anymore at least.
If it's some odd dinner-with-the-boss then just suck it I guess.

I grew up in a family and neighborhood where you don't complain about gifts given, so if someone gives you a free meal you don't complain about it.

"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"

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Michael Crehan
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If someone always complains, why would they keep coming back?
If someone always complains, why invite them back?

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EmilyQ
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I think you should recognize that you're both going to miss her when she's gone and ignore it all with calm and happy hearts, but if you feel you have to react I would suggest offering her cheese toast for any food she complains about ("Would you like me to make you some cheese toast?") or water if it's drink she's on about ("Here, let me get you a glass of water!").

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stokes1989
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Cprimero wrote:
Give her food poisoning once in awhile.

Also Rationing access to the grand kids is always a classic.


^this is a brilliant idea (especially the grandkids part)

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on edge wrote:
Jewbacca wrote:
sen say wrote:
2) How do you handle it when it's the same person 52 weeks a year putting down what you've bought to eat and drink and it's your mother in law?



Quietly remind her it's you who will be picking her retirement home and making sure the nurses are changing her piss-covered sheets. So she might want to stock up some good will now. I did this with my current mother-in-law. Shut her the fuck up over a Passover meal.

Or, you can do what I did to my first set of in-laws, in particular my father in-law (who are my good friends now, mainly because they had one child, my first wife, who died and they want to be around her four daughters). He was constantly condescending, and essentially making fun of me for being Israeli and markedly older (almost 20 years) than his daughter. I took him outside drinking beer (obviously not Passover) and told him in no uncertain terms that if he said one more shitty thing, I would beat the fuck out of him.

They are in your house. They give respect, or they go.

If your wife doesn't back you up on this, you have a problem.


Wait a minute Jewbe, just how old are you? I had you figured for about my age, late 40's, but if you were 20 years older than your 1st wife and your 4 daughters are grown, you are likely at least 60. Just how much older than wife #2 are you?


As noted 2 posts down from the original, I reversed the in-laws. Hence the time warp.

I tried to fix it immediately, but for whatever reason, when I try to edit anything here, it doesn't stay edited.

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sen say
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Jewbacca wrote:
As noted 2 posts down from the original, I reversed the in-laws. Hence the time warp.

I tried to fix it immediately, but for whatever reason, when I try to edit anything here, it doesn't stay edited.


WTF are you trying to say you old addled bastard?

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Edgy
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you left out the most important part of this conversation....


does she take it in the ass?


srsly -

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sen say wrote:

2) How do you handle it when it's the same person 52 weeks a year putting down what you've bought to eat and drink and it's your mother in law?

Thanks.



You have a problem here. You could serve her the finest cuisine available to you and the best she has ever had but I have a feeling she doesn't like her daughters choice of suitor. You basically.


There is a good reason why mother in laws are hated by a good proportion of people.

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dmaddox
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I have a good relationship with my in-laws, and will welcome them into my house if they need us to one day. With that being said,

Tell your MIL that if she does not like the food she can leave. Get up in her grill and smack her upside the head. She will either learn to like it or she will stay away. I hope your wife understands she is your wife first, and her mother's daughter second. If your wife does not understand that then there will be an issue down the line.

Hopefully you did not give her XL crabs as in

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SkyzykS
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Edgy wrote:
you left out the most important part of this conversation....


does she take it in the ass?


srsly -


Are there any elderly women that don't?

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Ripsaw3689
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SkyzykS wrote:
Edgy wrote:
you left out the most important part of this conversation....


does she take it in the ass?


srsly -


Are there any elderly women that don't?


I hear it works better than prune juice at loosening stool.

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sen say
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Ripsaw3689 wrote:
I hear it works better than prune juice at loosening stool.


Hear? Something tells me you have more experience than that cowboy.

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alexus
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Does she complain about most things? If so then I guess there is no reason to take her complaining personally. Some people just like to complain, yeah. Can be hard to be around them, for sure.

I guess I'd just say that if they don't like it they are welcome to bring it (the wine, the crabs, whatever) next time.

With the wine you could ask them what kind they like for that price. With the crabs you could say you went to wherever and that was as best as they had - do they know a different place where the crabs are better? Maybe you learn something... Maybe they just like to complain (yeah, when you were young the crabs were huge)

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undoredo
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sen say wrote:
How do you handle it when someone doesn't like something you've bought and they tell you this directly.

Here's some examples:

1) Wine. I bought some red wine. Nothing fabulous. Ten dollars a bottle roughly. I had guests that said it was too fruity and declined to finish their glasses. Like I said it wasn't phenomenal wine, but it was red wine which is what they asked for and it wasn't bad.

2) Crabs. Brought home two and a half dozen Extra Large crabs. They didn't look like XL crabs when I bought them, but I'd driven to the restaurant 15 miles away and was looking to buy the biggest crabs I could and these were them and the price wasn't bad. Had a guest over and she couldn't stfu about how they were't XL crabs. Kept saying they tasted good, but NO WAY were they XL.

3)Cheese, booze, other similar items. Same scenarios as above.

Basically,

1) How do you handle it when someone doesn't like something to eat or drink that you have bought?

2) How do you handle it when it's the same person 52 weeks a year putting down what you've bought to eat and drink and it's your mother in law?

Thanks.


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sen say wrote:

Basically,

1) How do you handle it when someone doesn't like something to eat or drink that you have bought?

2) How do you handle it when it's the same person 52 weeks a year putting down what you've bought to eat and drink and it's your mother in law?

Thanks.



Have you tried hitting her?


Otherwise put it in her pooper, that'll straighten her out.

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audiogarden1
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Everytime some chick got mad at me for giving them crabs i gave em the number to a local dr's office, simple.

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ChrisWaddle
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1.Cut hole in seat of chair where she sits
2.Attach remote controlled Sybian in aforementioned hole of chair as replacement seat
3.Wait for old concrete knickers to sit
4.???????????
5.PROFIT

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sen say
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audiogarden1 wrote:
Everytime some chick got mad at me for giving them crabs i gave em the number to a local dr's office, simple.


Ha !

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carbiduis
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Put her food down in front of her and say;

?HERES YOUR FOOD, IF YOURE GOING TO COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN NOW?

TWO THINGS CAN HAPPEN;
1. She complains immediately which is exactly what you suggested she do (loss of sense of control for her, you win.)
2. Just to spite you, she doesn?t complain (which is exactly what you want, you win.)

My dad is a master at passive-aggressive and we had to deal with it, lol.

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Jewbacca
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sen say wrote:
Jewbacca wrote:
As noted 2 posts down from the original, I reversed the in-laws. Hence the time warp.

I tried to fix it immediately, but for whatever reason, when I try to edit anything here, it doesn't stay edited.


WTF are you trying to say you old addled bastard?


That sometimes I wish I was Swiss.

I think they are pretty laid back, eat chocolate, and play with rifles and clocks.

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Big Kahuna
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Jewbacca wrote:
sen say wrote:
Jewbacca wrote:
As noted 2 posts down from the original, I reversed the in-laws. Hence the time warp.

I tried to fix it immediately, but for whatever reason, when I try to edit anything here, it doesn't stay edited.


WTF are you trying to say you old addled bastard?


That sometimes I wish I was Swiss.

I think they are pretty laid back, eat chocolate, and play with rifles and clocks.


Apparently they also have a pretty impressive production line of ceramic knife sets. Always wondered what was with all those clocks, that whole country must look like the rapist's shop in Pulp Fiction.

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