- Annoyed by your relatives or in laws? – Vent your festive frustration here.
Rather than silently screaming about my mother in law, I thought we could share Christmas annoyance in a communal whinging / rant thread. I’ll start.
Mother in law arrived last night. Things that are annoying me already:
1. Her constant commentary on air temperature ‘oh, isn’t it cold / hot / draughty
2. Refusal to either wash up or put things in dishwasher, despite seeing that I am busy looking after three kids, two of them with chicken pox
3. Singing carols in an Aled Jones style, just not as good
5. Insisting that fresh air makes you tired (I took them out for a bracing walk) I would argue than larding out in front of a tv watching rubbish, eating rubbish and talking rubbish is probably more tiring than fresh air.
That is all, for now, please reassure me that I am not alone!
Merry bloody ChristmasPosted 6 years agocrikeyMember
My dad, after managing to annoy my sister to the extent that she will not see him again this year, is now being similarly annoying to me.
He has asked me 3 times if I will go round on Xmas day, with my kids. 3 times I have said yes.
He has now said that we can’t go round until 11:30 because his wife will be out at Church, but he is going out at 12:30 to the pub…
‘It’s only open for a hour and a half’…
So..we have to get ready to come round to see you for an hour then you are going to **** off to the pub rather than spend any time with your actual family.
I’ve explained that I have to work on Xmas night so can’t stay to welcome him home from his Xmas pub visit, but he’s not interested.
We will go to see his wife and my step brothers, but he’s really royally pissing me off with his need to go to see the same old mates that he sees every single day of the year.Posted 6 years agosupertrampMember
I found myself getting mildly irritated by my ex when she came to visit with my daughters earlier. Now I am chilling after a walk in the wyre forest collecting holly and watching more caravans arrive for a huge Christmas and New Year gathering. I also have a veg hotpot simmering in the slow cooker – life is good 🙂Posted 6 years agoEdwardHSubscriber
I could recount the last seven years of vile putrid poison I have had to put up with from both my father in law and mother in law. Though doing that would just put me in a poor frame of mind.
However as they are currently pissing off their daughter (my wife) and I am sat watching massive waves come racing at the rig in the norwegian sea, I am feeling slightly more relaxed than if I were at home. So, Instead of recounting their nastyness I am off to the gym to hurt myself for an hour or so on the spin bike.
Not seeing my two boys over christmas is a bit of a downer.Posted 6 years agoFoundryMember
After spending many years getting annoyed at them I have come to realise that one day I will that person that annoys someone else, they will not be on this planet for ever, just learn to live with it or do as I do – practise now so that when I am old I can be a real living legend of annoyance. The wife says I am improving.Posted 6 years ago
After spending many years getting annoyed at them I have come to realise that one day I will that person that annoys someone else, they will not be on this planet for ever, just learn to live with it or do as I do – practise now so that when I am old I can be a real living legend of annoyance. The wife says I am improving
This isn’t the place for that type of attitude.
Mother in Law just told my eldest daughter that if she eats her sandwhich crusts she will have nice breasts when she is older! SHE IS 6 YEARS OLD FFS!!!!!!!!Posted 6 years agomuppetWranglerMember
Having dinner with my xenophobic, homophobic, Daily Mail loving sister and her dysfunctional work shy family tomorrow. Dinner will consist of a low grade turkey and some preprepared vegetables, if its any hotter than lukewarm I’ll consider myself very fortunate, naturally it’ll be cooked to be as bland as possible because her (adult) offspring are fussy eaters. Presents are required to be opened one at a time and in turn which aside from taking any joy out of the process is ridiculous anyhow given that they all know what they are getting as a list of suitable presents was circulated at the start of December. As the day rolls on they’ll insist on watching whatever soap christmas special is on TV. It is a living hell.
I’ve tried non compliance in the past, but that just causes arguments and upsets my Mother who likes to see everyone getting along, so for her sake I’ll pretend that everything is great for the day. Roll on Boxing day.Posted 6 years agoemma82Member
Mother in Law just told my eldest daughter that if she eats her sandwhich crusts she will have nice breasts when she is older! SHE IS 6 YEARS OLD FFS!!!!!!!!
And anyway that’s definately not true as I never ate any crusts and my breasts are simply amazing. I also have very straight hair 😆Posted 6 years agoprojectMember
Strange how family members and neighbours always turn into the Daily Mail over Christmas.
Im not intrested if you personally dont like foreigners or gay people, who seem to be taking over the tv, and bringing massive social unrest to hetro sexuals,(their words not mine)all i care about is everyone is equal, some more equal than others, but thats how it is.Posted 6 years agopodmanMember
I’m a student at the moment, and I’ve got a LOT of work to do over Christmas. My nan knows this, as I remind her every day, but she still feels the need to interrupt me with offers of drinks, cakes, food, or just wanting a chat about something she’s seen on TV.
I was up working until almost seven this morning (so I could get some peace overnight), and crawled out of bed suitably late today, to come down to find that everything on my desk has been “tidied away for Christmas”. Not helpful.
Fortunately there is a fair amount of alcohol in the house, so I’m making good use of it.Posted 6 years agoLady GresleyMember
My parents are only mildly irritating – mainly cos they’re both always in the way and can’t move out of the way quick enough for me.Posted 6 years ago
S’pose I have to make allowances due to their age, Dad is late eighties and Mum is early nineties!
Never mind, my son will be here to annoy us all tomorrow (no not really, he’ll be doing the washing up).
I think I’m pretty lucky with my family really.AdamWMember
Going to the in-laws tomorrow for tea, so we’re putting off our christmas main meal until boxing day.
Mr AdamW’s father is a racist homophobe which doesn’t go down well with his gay son-in-law. After many years I have decided not to give allowances on the “well he’s old” rubbish as a decent human being would not spout such venom and hate at anyone. Especially since his own beloved daughter has left the UK to work in Norway/Algeria. Amazing, this double-standard stuff.
I honestly don’t know why people do the Christmas get-together if they don’t like each other that much. I’d prefer to spend Christmas with Mr AdamW and some mates.Posted 6 years agosamuriMember
My mum, her husband and my sister and her husband are coming over on the 27th and that’s all fine. I can have a drink which is probably the first time for about ten years I’ve been able to drink at a family do on my side so I’m quite looking forward to being able to relax.
What the real problem is boxing day. My wife’s friend is coming over and again, no problem there, she’s nice enough. No, the problem is her racist, homophobic, lazy, cyclist hating husband. He’s a grade A cock! They used to live opposite us so we’d see quite a lot of them so he’d be hard put not notice that I ride a bike all the time.
Interesting then, when I’m helping him move house, for free, (and trust me, I shifted about 3 times more stuff than he did), he starts slagging cyclists off as we’re driving down the road. All the same old tired rubbish that has no basis at all about road tax, insurance, using energy!!, holding up people in removal lorries. All that complete bolox. And I stay calm and explain the turth about each of the points but he just carries on regardless.
And he talks and talks and talks about crap all the time. It takes him about twenty minutes to tell every anecdote about his dull and uneventful life and we’re all expected to listen there awe-struck before laughing at the vaguely trivial humour at the end.
Oh, he doesn’t like anything that’s not British too. Apart from Japanese cars which are apparently ace. But everything else that isn’t British, is rubbish, because it’s made by foreigners, and they’re all a waste of space. Oh Apple computers too.
YOU COULDN’T EVEN HOLD DOWN A JOB DRIVING A VAN AROUND THE PLACE BECAUSE YOU’RE SO FRICKING LAZY YOU TRIED SNEAKING OUT OF WORKING ALL THE TIME!! What’s that? You got sacked? Why? Oh, yet another accident? Blimey, how many is that? 6? or 7? Maybe, just maybe you’re not god’s gift to driving that you think you are. Oh, it was all everyone elses fault was it? Probably foreigners was it? yes.
I know his brother who does building work for us when we need it and he’s the total opposite. Really nice guy, industrious, tolerant… a genuinally nice bloke. It’s like twins, and we’ve got Danny Devito coming to dinner!
Last time we met him and his wife, was under duress at a pub lunch. Near the end of the meal, he said he was feeling sick and so rushed out. After ten minutes or so his wife went looking for him and came back saying they had to go home because he was ill…. LEAVING ME WITH THE BILL!!!!
You did say vent your frustrations…. 😉Posted 6 years agofrogstompSubscriber
Thought it would be a good idea to invite my parents to mine this year.. Home turf, on my terms etc.. Oh, how wrong I was…
Now trapped in a small cottage with two furbies on speed.. Constant chatter about everything and nothing (including reading out road and shop signs as we pass them) and a constant barrage of questions, each of which must be asked numerous times..
Aaaarrgghhhh! Make it stop!Posted 6 years agoMrSalmonMember
I don’t really look forward to Christmas because rather than being the fun holiday it could be it always turns out to be a bit dull and frustrating- it’s not really the holidays, it’s more like when you’re obliged to spend time doing things you don’t really want to.
But my family and in-laws are all lovely people (even if they do wind me up a bit sometimes) so I feel a bit guilty not being excited about it- I know I have a lot to be thankful for really, and very little to actually complain about compared to some on here!Posted 6 years agoyunkiMember
psycho sister-in-law has just turned the pain in the arse factor up to 11..
after a year where she has put us through a ranting daily blow by blow account of her traumas and tribulations, her anger issues and failed relationships and failure to cope with her responsibilities, we finally thought she had turned a corner was going to contemplate joining the rational world in 2012..
until 20 minutes ago..
when she called to say that the guy who only last month had dumped on her from a great height and left her an emotional wreck so he could be with another woman.. well.. apparently that hasn’t worked out for him so she’s invited him round for the family xmas lunch tomorrow..
that’ll be fun.. the mother-in-law is going to eat him alive
personally I’d prefer Goose..Posted 6 years ago
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