- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
So I just need to vent a little bit…sorry if this is long…
FMIL told FI she wanted a specific designer perfume for Christmas. I went and bought the perfume at the local drugstore because it was $20 cheaper than buying it at Macy’s. No big deal right?
Yesterday FI tells me that his mom asked for the receipt for the perfume, because she wanted to go exchange it for a bigger bottle. I told FI that I got it at Walgreens, and there was no bigger bottle there (which was TRUE).
The “big bottle” at Macy’s was $115.00. The one I bought her sells for $85.00 at Macy’s, and I got it for $65 at Walgreens.
When FMIL told his mother that we bought it at the drugstore, she told him he was cheap and that it wasn’t real perfume, that what we got was a knock off (not true).
So last night I went to FMIL’s house for dinner, and she never said anything about the perfume, until…. right when I went to say “bye, thanks for dinner” she looks me dead in the eye and says (with a very serious face) “Where did you buy that perfume?” and I told her “we got it at walgreens”, to which she responded:
“Well I wanted the big bottle, I always get the big bottle, the perfume at Walgreens isn’t legitimate, you HAVE TO buy it at Macy’s.”
It took everything I had inside of me not to tell her where to shove that perfume. I calmy said “If you don’t want it, I’ll gladly take it back” and then she got very defensive saying “No no… I’ll keep it.”
Then she goes and pulls out a big bottle of the same perfume (that FI bought for her 2 years ago) and then pulls out the one we bought her and began to tell us how the colors were different, that it wasn’t the same, bla bla bla. Complete BS. Finally my FI and his brother told FMIL that she was being completely ridiculous and downright rude. Only then did she shut up about the perfume and say “oh ok, I guess I’ll just keep it”
The funny thing is – she didn’t give my FI (her son) or me any kind of Christmas present (not that we were expecting anything). AND to add insult to injury, FI gave his mom $100 to give as a gift to his neice and nephew (her grandchildren) FROM HIM because he was spending Christmas with my family. He felt bad for the kids (the parents are having a tough time financially) so he thought giving them some cash would be nice.
I told my FI that it was a mistake to do that, that he should have put it in a card and signed his name, so the kids WOULD KNOW that it came from him.
Well…. what really happened is anyone’s guess. But I am 99% certain that FMIL gave the kids the money and said it was from her. FI never got so much as a “Thank You” from the kids or their parents.
I don’t know WTF is wrong with my FMIL. I’ve been trying to adjust my feelings towards her, but then she goes and pulls some shit like this and I’m just left speechless.
She didn’t even say “Thank You” for her “cheap knock-off” perfume. Ugh.