Not a topic I ever thought I'd be bringing up, but...
This qualifies for me as the oddest holiday experience ever.
I hesitate to use the word trailer trash because Brenda will come and berate me. But if the behavior fits....
Here's my candidate for Mr. and Mrs. Scrooge 2011:
My sister-in-law the prima donna, who has seen her mother exactly 1x this year (despite living less than an hour away), calls on December 23rd to put us all on notice she is coming at 2pm Christmas Eve with her (new) husband and daughter who is visiting from Greece.
My mother-in-law's caregiver calls her back and says that time is not convenient, that we already have plans all day.
Sister then calls my husband (her brother) and repeats her ultimatum to him. "We're stopping by at 2pm and "Mommy" (what 64-year-old woman calls her mother Mommy?) had better be there and ready."
Hubby explains to her again that we already made plans for the afternoon and evening. He tells her she is welcome to come Christmas Day, the day after Christmas -- any other day. But basically, Mom will not be home at 2pm the day of Christmas Eve.
This doesn't sit well with she-who-makes-the-rules-the-rest-of-us-family-serfs-must-obey. Not at all.
She simply will not be told no. No is not in her vocabulary (at least when pertaining to herself and anything she wants/feels entitled to).
She even goes so far as to say she doesn't care if it's convenient for US and demands WE change OUR plans!
So Hubby screams some choice words at her.
She then puts her husband Terry on the phone. Terry accuses Hubby of elder abuse.
*injection of superfluous but obvious detail here*
It's 11:30 on a Friday morning and they're both drunk as skunks. I can hear it in their voices on the answering machine. Gotta love that liquid courage, yessir!
Hubby screams some choice words at him, too.
A few minutes later Hubby realizes he's allowed himself to go to 10. He calls back (they don't pick up) and apologizes for losing his temper. He apologizes to each one specifically.
Next thing I know Hubby is shaking with anger and asking me to help him file a report.
It seems Terry has threatened Hubby that he's coming down to have it out with him man to man. Idle threats of a drunken fool, right? Except he is specific about coming here to our house and tells Hubby he will be here in 1.5 to 2 hours to fight him. He even calls my husband "Butterball." (I know -- is this kindergarten or 7th grade??) We have this threat on tape.
So the day before Christmas Eve, while most people are cooking, wrapping gifts or finishing up their last-minute shopping, Hubby is filing a POLICE REPORT against his brother-in-law!!
In the end we didn't wait around for Terry to show up. We fulfilled our plans and gave my mother-in-law a lovely holiday. At 9PM she was singing along with The Sound of Music and didn't want to leave!
But when Hubby dropped her and her caregiver off, he saw that the police report he'd posted on her door had been ripped off. Gifts had been left on the doorstep.
Inside, there was a message from early afternoon stating they were on their way.
What part of "Mom won't be home at 2, we have plans. Come another time!" did she not understand?
On the plus side, things could have been worse. One (or both) could have ended up spending the night in jail -- or the hospital.
God rest ye merry gentlemen. Peace on earth goodwill to men.
Yada yada yada.
My worst Christmas ever was when I didn't get an iPad 2. . .
I think the worst Christmas I ever had was the year I was so deathly ill I had to spend the whole week in bed. This was a few years ago, back when both sides of my family would throw these big get togethers and I had to cancel all my plans to see them.
This year, two of our dear friends lost two family members in a tragic shooting about a week before Christmas. One family member was only 7 years old. Even though I enjoyed seeing family, it was really hard to celebrate knowing what they were going through. They were in my thoughts all day long. It was just a senseless tragic thing for which there is no understanding. I have been keeping them in my thoughts and prayers non-stop.
My worst christmas memory was when my favorite sockpuppet got murdered by the mighty ban-hammer of doom.
I knew I was getting Super Mario Brothers 3 for Christmas one year, so I got up around 3 a.m. to play it. My dad got up and told me to go back to bed. This happened two more times. At the end of the last time he picked me up by the back of my pants and gave me a friendly toss back in to bed and told me to stay there until he said it was alright to get up. It's funny now, but I was scared to death back then. As a kid in second or third grade, I don't think I got up until 8 a.m., lol.
I never think about the worst, only try to remember the good times. The soul is less troubled that way.
Sorry your holiday was tainted by your sister-in-law. Life is too short to have to deal with those that don't have a clue. Just remember that they when if you let them get to you. When my relatives do or say something stupid, I just ignore them. Eventually they will give up and go away. Even if they don't, they know better than to mess with me!
oh golly Logic I would never mess with you, however I could mess your hair up I am sure. I hope you don't use hair gel ooo I hate the feel of sticky hair...it is akin to concrete. Just jump the fence of the pool down the road with me next time I go and I guarantee your hair will be all messed up haha.
BP you can mess with me and my hair anytime!
No hair gel or any other stuff in my hair. All natural!
Only way to go Logic....free as a bird....thats how god made our body to be...but more and more fig leaves just kept getting added on
And speaking of hair look at this guys. Does yours look like that when its messy? I bet it is nothing like it
He could pass for a porcupine in the dark don't you think
No nothing like that! Mine is shorter and more blonde. Probably would look similar though it I stuck my finger in a light socket!
Yeah, a porcupine or one of those fish.
Hahaha here we go again messing up another forum thread.
Hang on let me re-phrase that we are enhancing it, adding some colour. Dont worry me and MM are mud wrestling buddies, she will forgive me...
I can see people seeing me in the forums again....running for their lives from me....lolololo.....never fear BP is here....who says it just like it is
Logic did I ever tell you "Hey baby you're so fine you make me stutter, wha-wha-what's your name?"
No you haven't but I'm glad to hear it!
Send me pics of your match!
I have no doubt, all are thrilled to see you in the forums again, most of all, me.
I dived in a pool after Xmas lunch and it was empty. I was too tiddly to look first. I mean come on......it was a pool...pools stand for water....grrrrr...so I jumped the fence of a private girls school, my friends and I, and were swimming in the pool in our underwear, when suddenly all these teachers walked in, HOLY MOSES!!!!!!
We got in trouble for being on private property ....I acted blonde...I said "oh golly are we? "
Did I mention this was only 5 years ago LMAO
Don't think bad of me I was really hot that day.
I hope you waited 30 minutes after eating!
Well, well, well.
Look at this!
Flirting in the forums!
I must say I am delighted to see this spirit alive and well again.
BP, you've no idea what a breath of fresh blonde air you have revived here!
logic,commonsense, I am particularly thrilled to see you so lighthearted!
Carry on, you carefree cavorters!!
P.S. I'd almost forgotten about the mud wrestling. Tee hee.
Hey, MM, Happy New Year!
Thanks for the visual!
Uncanny resemblance to our saucy blonde lass, eh?
Happy New Year back atcha, logic,commonsense!
Too bad she left too soon.
Oh my who has the hidden camera....you must admit it becomes me lolololololololo.......oh but I forgot to smile dang xxxxx
I dunno... she looks like a redhead... blond roots, though.
Worst Christmas ever...having to spend an hour listening to my West Virginia relatives discuss DADT and whether or not God still loves homosexuals. By the way, they were mostly siding with no.
I know how you feel petunia blossom my Dad died Easter Day and three days ago ended my six year abusive relationship in the shape of the police.I never told any of you guys about it there was nothing good to tell. xxxx I am at peace now to know my Dad is in heaven and I can live in peace, flying free as a bird.
Hahaha I know thats like at Xmas I thought someone had stolen my Xmas lights I put on my bushes out the front yard. I was jumping up and down, about to knock on all the houses in my street demanding them back, when I suddenly realised they were on the other side of the tree where I hung them the night before, while spotting them while crossing the road to blast them
My worst was when I was probably 16 years old. I had the Hong Kong flu ... oh my! Never been so sick. That was the Christmas that "never was"!
But back to the point-- most of mine have been very good-- even got engaged on Christmas eve (long time ago) One that I thought worst, at the time was when my sister wrapped up a can of green peas (which I hated) as a gift to a 4 1/2 -year old Rochelle. I cried, and Mom was mad at her for weeks.
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Fair dinkum a tin of peas, golly gosh if there was a packet of meat pies to go with it wouldn't have been so bad, ohhhhhh, reminds me of the time my ex gave me a bracelet from the dump he was doing probation at, for Valentines Day lol x
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