Post # 32
I don’t find it funny…I find it sad. I’m sad because your brother actually asked you for all that!! Fine, she’s nuts…that’s ok, but why would your brother go along with this and ask you and NOT get that it’s rude, inappropriate, disrespectful and just crazy to ask somebody to bring all supplies to the picnic! Doesn’t your brother get it? I feel bad. He’s going to marry a strange, strange woman! And she called you to say she isn’t coming to your wedding now?? What did you say? This is nuts!
Post # 33
I am just so glad that you can laugh about it, because I am cracking up. What a wacko!! I had no idea people like this even existed!! WHO DOES THAT?!?!
Post # 34
please don’t think I am handling it well. I have ranted and raved about it after I stopped laughing at her.(this the reason for this post– I had to get it out there) I seriously could not believe that she asked me (told me?) to bring all the food.
I am not totally sure why my brother didn’t see the oddness of this request. I don’t know if he has suddenly forgotten how to think for himself or what, but it is strange and sad. I did call my mom and tell her what was going on. She just sighed and said,”Oh, I hope he realizes that this is as good as it get and it doesn’t suddenly improve when the other ring goes on.”
I am not thrilled that she will not be at our wedding. I think it is extremely rude (and tacky to use her words!) to not plan NOW for her future inlaws. Fiance and I set our wedding date in JULY 2009!!! it’s not like this date just popped up.
She is not normally a vindictive person. I think she was just rasied by wolves ( and I do NOT mean the Jacob Black kind). She is just very self absorbed (? not even sure that is the right wording). She is a penny pincher and is always looking for ways to save a buck. However, save a buck normally doesn’t come at the expense of others. I think this time is just a really bad brain lapse for her. At least that is what I am hoping for anyway.
Post # 36
@Flutterby I’m so sorry…hope she and your brother come around! This just isn’t right. Does your bro seem happy with her and happy to marry her? Try not to let it get you down!! 🙂
Post # 37
Stay at the beach! Don’t go, it’s definitely not worth your time, especially since I would imagine her family is probably just as bad.
Post # 38
Wonderful FSIL! I love it, tad jealous, but love it! hehe 🙂
Post # 39
I would almost want to go to their cookout and not bring anything but a small dish i picked up from a grocery store deli. just to see how it plays out. at that point it’s not just penny pinching… it’s stupidity.
I ask my brother to bring beer, or pick up cheese. We always AT LEAST have the meat under control. duh.
Post # 40
Um. My chest is tight from reading that post. That is TACKY & rude. What a selfish, cheap ass.
I’d bring a pack of hot dogs, a 6 pack of beer & a small container of store bought potato salad. Dig in y’all. Cut the hot dogs into fouths, 1/8c of beer each for the adults, and 2 chunks of potato each. Sounds fair to me. It’s better than just bread.
Post # 41
Too funny! I am so sorry she irritated you but her requests are so unreasonable, that no one in their right mind would honor such outlandish requests. To “invite” you and then expect you to supply all the food is just plain crazy!
As for not attending the wedding, I think you lucked out there! Plus since she is too busy to attend the wedding, no need to talk anymore about sharing a reception.
Post # 42
She sounds like my step mother. Some people just don’t get it.
Post # 43
thats amazing. what the heck is she thinking?
Post # 44