I had to leave the other night, thanks to FIL....

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
January 16, 2008 10:39am CST
because I was having a hard time not laughing my ___ off! It was a nice dose of sweet, sweet justice. I know it might not seem like much but you have to understand, I take pleasure in even the smallest things these days. Here's the backstory and then I'll explain what got me such a happy mood that I thought it best to leave for a bit rather than risk rubbing it in. Sionce we've been stuck here I've constantly dealt with MIL making meals and including everyone but me...even s/o. No BIG deal, I can cook for myself, just very annoying. Especially when I have to sit here hungry and smelling what she's cooking while she ties up the kitchen for an hour. So the other night I put in a meatloaf for us before she and FIL got home. It was a very good meatloaf so the whole house smelled good. MIL got home first but late so she quickly threw together one of those noodles and sauce packet meals. FIL is one of those men that gets mad if dinner is not cooked and ready to be served when he walks in the door. So he got home just about the time my meatloaf was done. She dished up his noodles and was pouring his drink when I took the meatloaf out of the oven. Here's the conversation between them when she placed a plateful of noodles in front of him when all he could smell was meatloaf: FIL: What's this? MIL: Noodles FIL: Where's my meatloaf? MIL: I didn't make meatloaf. FIL: Well, I can smell meatloaf. I was sitting here getting hungry for it. MIL: It's not my meatloaf ...this was followed by FIL muttering and grumbling about wanting meatloaf and having to eat noodles. Maybe it was one of those "had to be there" moments but the whole thing just had me cracking up. I couldn't even keep a straight face when I asked s/o if he wanted HIS meatloaf. I even served it to him which is something I don't normally do...not because I have a problem with it, I just figure if I have to cook the food and clean up the kitchen and serve myself and the kids the least he can do is get his own plate! Anyway I was having such a hard time containing myself I ran out to the store even though I didn't need anything just so I could calm down. It might seem cruel if you don't know what I put up with here but it was just so funny to me that he finally got a little taste of what I've had to deal with. (and last night when he complained about not having any cookies I made a batch myself and offered him a plate but he refused, just so no one thinks I'm completely terrible! LOL)
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@kylanie (1205)
• United States
16 Jan 08
That does seem like a funny story just thinking about it now that I read it all and then I can understand what you are going threw also.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
16 Jan 08
It was pretty amusing to me...and not much around here does that anymore so it was a good night.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
16 Jan 08
LOL. I have not been around long enoug to hear all of your MIL and FIL stories, but i SURE DO KNOW what you must be going through! i spent a week with mine last xmas and they just about drove me nuts! I can just imagine, and i'm sorry you are stuck with them. What is S/o ? And how come they dont want to share cooking duties with you ? I dont understand that part, why not take turns cooking and buying the food each night ? I'm scratching my head on this one. PLeASE share :)
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
16 Jan 08
S/o is significant other (otherwise known as the boyfriend of almost 7 years, father of my 3 youngest, who can't seem to get it together enough to actually live a normal life together) What you said about sharing makes perfect sense to me but I guess they are just too set in their ways and prefer this nonsense of two households under one roof. I know when I'm in the MIL position, if I have any of my adult kids living with me I'll make sure things are never like this. And here's the kicker of it all...I can't so much as look at their food without FIL having a fit (this morning he even grumbled because I put my meat in his refrigerator!) but he has no problem pawing through my food shelf of things that I bought with my money. I'd lock the cabinet but I couldn't even get one whole cabinet to myself so MIL's stuff is on the top shelf.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
16 Jan 08
Sorry i'm a little behind in the times with the abv's lol. I cant' say as i envy you in this sistuation!! I hope that you can move and find a place of your own sometimes soon so you dont have to go through this agony. I bet you will be so happy when you do get a place of your own that you will JUMP FOR JOY! lol
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
16 Jan 08
"jump for joy" does not even begin to decribe how I will feel when that finally happens lol! It has definitely been an experience I don't care to ever repeat again. If there are ever again circumstances that would cause us to need to live with them or them to live with us I will move into a motel or even my car first!
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• United States
16 Jan 08
That IS funny! I can imagine my FIL doing the same thing. He absolutly HAS to have rice with every single meal. When they were visiting for a month, I forgot his rice one night. I didn't think I was ever going to hear the end of it!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I just don't understand why people have to get worked up over the silliest things...rice, meatloaf, aren't there enough serious issues in the world to deal with!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I cannot believe they act so childish. I would have had a hard time keeping a straight face too. I really hope you manage to get out of there soon. I don't know how you don't strangle them.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
16 Jan 08
If I strangled them I would go to jail and I think jail would only be slighty less restictive than here lol so it's not worth it....heehee
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
16 Jan 08
Oh wow, foxyfire, that is great..lol And I don't blame you, I would have had to get away also, how funny... I don't know actually the situation, but it definitely sounds like you need to move asap...
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
16 Jan 08
That's what I keep telling s/o! At least things will be easier now that he's working straight days and no weekends. I won't be stuck here alone with them as much and we actually get a little time alone together. But a place of our own is very high on my list of priorities...I've even given into selling my good van just so I can use the money for a security deposit somewhere else.
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• United States
16 Jan 08
Well I hope you are free from them soon..I remember living with my inlaws, very stressful!!!
@anniepa (27242)
• United States
16 Jan 08
That's so funny and such poetic justice! Good for you, you're a better person than I am because I'm afraid I'd have laughed in his face and said, "You'd really like some, wouldn't you? Here, want a better smell? I'm sorry, it's not for you...SUFFER!!!". Keep up the good work! Annie
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
16 Jan 08
LOL...you have no idea how badly I wanted to do that! And the thing is, if anyone would ever ask nicely I would share because that's me but they just want to keep playing games and keeping score so I'm just going to play right back from now on.
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@anniepa (27242)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I'd say right now you're ahead in the game, points wise anyway! Annie
@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
30 Apr 08
LOL that's sweet revenge for you right there! I've done some sneaky things like that in the past to get back at people. It's the kinda thing where it feels so good do to it because that's how THEY have treated you before. I think you were very mature about it-- and made them see how it feels! Good job! LOL
@novataylor (6572)
• United States
16 Jan 08
Great story! What sweet justice! I think you showed huge restraint by forcing yourself out of the house and not laughing right in their pinched little faces. And it took a lot of grace to do what you did. Bravo! When you live with such bullshite, you've just gotta take your laughs where they come, and you did, darlin, you did. I, for one, would like to take those noodles and dump them over a couple of heads. You're infinitely better than them, you know? They seem to be the type to enjoy wallowing in their own misery and unhappiness and would begrudge anyone else's happiness. so, as the late Janice Joplin said, "get it while you can, hey hey, get it while you can". I'm doing a happy dance for you.
16 Jan 08
HAHA! Well done you!!! Sounds like they've made you life hard enough! Nica x