- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
FIs father called last Thursday around 10 pm, which annoyed me… but he doesn’t talk to him all that often so I whatevered it and went to bed shortly after.
He was calling to catch up with him and invite FI and I to lunch with him and his wife Sunday afternoon.
A little quick background – Fis father is on his 3rd wife, and the fallout with the 2nd one leading into the 3rd one has lead FIs sister to NOT speak with her father at all. FI is from a large farming family and FIs father is the only one who doesn’t live in the area, and it seems as though his relations with the rest of the family are somewhat strained. He has friend requested me on Facebook many times, which i always decline.
He and his wife were already seated at the table when we got there. FI and I sit down and start making small talk. His wife is nice enough, but a little odd, but it’s fine. The server comes to take our orders and the wife goes to order first and says ‘can we have separate checks please?’. And I can see FI tense up out of the corner of my eye!
Who invites someone to lunch and then asks for separate checks?
The first thing the wife said was that she loved our wedding invitations. As I was thanking her, FI’s father said ‘well I didn’t!’ and then said a few moments later after dead silence that it was a joke.
The conversation was ok after that, they told us about a friend of theirs that had just died (which I found sort of odd as it was VERY detailed and this was 1pm on a Sunday at lunch) and asked a few questions about the rest of FIs family and the wedding.
When we left, we got in our car and FI immediately turned and said, so um, yeah. Wow. That’s my old man and his wife. Sorry.
Poor FI was mortified about the separate checks thing, I feel so bad! Later last night he said he thought they were inviting us to give us some money for the wedding.
Can’t wait to see how it all works out at the wedding with all of these personalities in one room!