“Tell us something about your in-laws (funny, memories, etc.). If you don’t have any in-laws, pick a relative like siblings, parents, etc.”
I have the perfect story for this question, which you can read here in this post from last August. It is called, “Do You Think My In-Laws Are Trying To Tell Me Something?”
Here’s why I ask. My husband just called them because he just remembered that it was his dad’s birthday 2 days ago and we did not call or send a card and now we are totally on their *&%# list.
So he came out into my office after he got off the phone and he was wearing the face you’d expect on someone who has discovered that, even if you’ve been married for 10 years, and are a responsible, hard-working, law-abiding, home-owning grownup, you are never to old to be in big trouble with your parents.
Then he said, “My parents have a new pet.” So I thought that maybe he was looking down because their dog, Riley, had died.
But no. Riley is just fine. It was that he was responsible for breaking to me the news that, “They have adopted a snake.” (Snakes only being, to my mind, The Most Terrifying Things In Existence.)
Apparently they had some people working on their lawn, and these people brought them outside to show them the snake they’d found.
“We need to get rid of this snake,” said the lawn people. What an excellent response.
Other appropriate responses:
“Bring me the flame thrower!”
or, “Why the *%$@ don’t we have a flame thrower?!”
My father-in-law’s response? “Wait. Let me look that snake up on the Internet.”
Long story short, the snake is now living in a special snake spot in their backyard, almost directly touching the outside of the room that my husband and I stay in when we go to visit my in-laws. And I just can’t help wondering, is there a message in that for me?
I almost have to wonder the same as you: Are they trying to kill you through sheer scare tactics alone? Your in-laws sound adventurous and daring! I could never pick up a snake from the backyard and claim it as my own…well, unless I was claiming it for dinner, then that’s reasonable.
Mary (Mert) says
In laws are evil and they should be packed away in the closet with the camping gear once the wedding is over. I think they should only be allowed out on holidays, when they will be dressed and posed appropriately (halloween costumes, santa suit, ect).
My MIL said the other day that she doesn’t want to be buried when she goes… I said, “Hey, no problem… we already told you that we are going to have you stuffed so we can dress you up for holidays. ” She had a good laugh, but I think secretly she wondered. ;O)
Mary (Mert) says
I forgot to add that these rules will not apply to me, I will be the coolest in law ever. *nudge, nudge, wink, wink* Two Wild and Crazy guys from Saturday Night Live (Akroyd and Martin) come to mind.
Oh, my inlaws are unbloggable–they read my blog–otherwise I’d have some sweet stories to tell. My MIL is certifiable I swear. Luckily she likes me or I’d be dead.
I can imagine how scary that would be!
Heh…um, maybe you should just stay in a hotel when hey visit from now on. 🙂 Snakes are ok, as long as they are in a picture.
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Ugh! I can’t stand snakes!!!
Lol! Nah they haven’t put it right by that window on purpose! Have they? Would they? YUk!
ugh – not a fan of snakes myself……
Luckily we only have adders and boring ones here in the UK….
I have Foddered (I have adoped that as a verb – does it work?) 🙂
A nice new cuddly pet for you 🙂
Thanks for stopping by mine!
Is it in some sort of cage? Otherwise, what’s to stop it from leaving on it’s own?
Mary’s response made me think of the movie “Weird Science”. When the grandparents came over and Lisa froze them and stuck them in the pantry. LOL