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Age: 27       MIL Age: 61

While I feel sorry for what FMIL has gone through with her MIL,
at least she knows what *not* to do to me!

frequent fry her - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS
Frequent Fry Her TM - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS /Posted: 13-MAY-05
My FMIL told me another story about her MIL the other day.  Back when BF was just a baby in diapers, FMIL/FFIL decided to go on vacation.  Her MIL was going to come along.  In order to go on vacation, FMIL had to:
- Book time off work,
- Purchase supplies,
- Make various nonrefundable reservations,
- Pack the car herself while looking after baby as well as her DH, who was severely disabled and unable to help.  After weeks of planning, they finally got everything ready to go and drove across town to get her MIL.  Her MIL said, "I changed my mind.  I don't want to go."  And so, they didn't go.  They couldn't, because FMIL could handle caring for her DS and DH at home (barely), but on the road she didn't think that she could handle it alone.

        Signed - Lessons From The Past

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frequent fry her - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS, 1 of 4 needed
Frequent Fry Her TM - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS, 1 of 4 needed /Posted: 2-NOV-04
Here are some things that FGMIL has actually done in my presence.  These are not just stories that I've been told.  The first time that I met her, BF introduced us.  I reached out to shake hands and say, "Pleased to meet you."  She grabbed my left hand and said in a high-pitched, accusing voice, "Where's your ring?"  BF and I had been together for three months at this point.  If we go out to dinner as a faaamily, we generally go to a Chinese restaurant that has a buffet.  Often, these restaurants will have some figurines near the door to bring in good luck, customers, and money.  Generally there's a Bhudda and a smiling cat.  On the way in and on the way out, generally in front of the restaurant hostess, FGMIL:  1.  Imitates the posture/expression of the cat, and starts laughing really loudly.  2.  Says, "Oh look, there's Bubba!  Isn't he funny looking!" and keeps laughing loudly and carrying on.  FGMIL isn't happy because of the skin color of the woman whom her nephew is dating.  Nephew's GF recently became pregnant.  FGMIL said, "I want to punch her in the belly!"  She didn't look like she was joking.

        Signed - Glad She's Not *My* MIL!

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frequent fry her - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS, 2 of 4 needed Frequent Fry Her TM - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS, 2 of 4 needed/Posted: 20-DEC-04
Here is a story that my FMIL told me about how her MIL treated her:  "I never realized my MIL had a problem with me until I met my FIL.  I said, "Pleased to meet you," and I smiled.  FMIL launched into a tirade about how you shouldn't show your teeth when you smile at a man because it's a sexual come-on, and how dare I come on to her DH!

        Signed - At Least FMIL Knows What *Not* To Do!

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frequent fry her - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS, 3 of 4 needed Frequent Fry Her TM - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS, 3 of 4 needed/Posted: 21-DEC-04
Here is another story that my FMIL told me about her MIL.  My MIL was a genius at using the telephone as a weapon.  She was quite aware that anyone around her could only hear *her* side of the conversation, and she used that as a way of spreading misinformation.  She would sit down on the sofa next to FIL, and then she would phone me.  The conversation would go something like this:   "Oh, hi angel, you sound tired.  Did I wake you up?"  "No, you caught me in the middle of vacuuming/changing DS's diaper/making dinner/etc.,"  "Oh, I'm so sorry.  I know that you need your rest."  "I just said that I was vacuuming/changing DS's diaper/making dinner/etc."  "It's really tiring being a mom, isn't it?  Do you need me to come over and help out?"  "I'm not tired!"  "Did you get a chance to have a nice nap this morning, at least?"  "I DIDN'T HAVE A NAP!!!!!"  "Well, I'm glad that you got a chance to rest then."  Of course, all FIL heard was MIL being all sweet and concerned about me because I'm soooo tired and just can't keep my household running properly because I'm always napping or sitting around with my feet up."

        Signed - Telephone As A Weapon

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frequent fry her - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS, 4 of 4 needed Frequent Fry Her TM - FMIL OK, FGMIL NUTS, 4 of 4 needed/Posted: 5-JAN-05
This is pretty much the crowning story of the nastiness done to my FMIL by her MIL.  The story was told to me by my BF, who would have been six or seven years old at the time.  The background to this story is that grandma was a fantastic cook.  She worked as a line cook or pastry chef in a number of restaurants over her career, and business always went up when a restaurant hired her, and down when she left.  Despite her extensive education and experience in cooking and food safety, however, she kept rat poison in the same cupboard as the coffee supplies at her home.  After Sunday dinners at her MIL's house, my FMIL would feel very ill, while her DH and DS felt fine.  Once FMIL got into the habit of jumping up from the dinner table and making the after-dinner coffee before her MIL got a chance, she never felt ill after eating dinner there again.  This is all circumstantial, of course, but ------!!!

        Signed - I Like My Pyrogies With Sour Cream, Not Rat Poison!

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