- 7 years ago
Two months ago, FCIL suggested that she, her husband, their daughter, Future Father-In-Law, Future Mother-In-Law, Fiance, and myself take a beach trip together. They all sent me on the task of finding a place at the beach to rent for our trip. Immediately, I found a nice villa that looked like it would be perfect for our family. I showed FCIL and Future Mother-In-Law the listing and they loved it, too. So, Future Mother-In-Law went ahead and sent in the security deposit and reserved it.
Two weeks before the trip, after we’d paid the whole thing in full, I discovered that the resort pool was not free (like it usually is at any resort). There was a fee for each family ($15 a day for two people, nbd). But the listing for our villa did not mention this, anywhere. FMIL and I re-read the listing multiple times and nowhere did it say that we would have to pay to use the pool. It made it seem like the pool was included in the rental fee, which it normally is when you rent a place.
Anyway, Future Mother-In-Law and I decided to suck it up and pay the fee. It’s not like we were going to be able to find another place that soon, and we would’ve lost the security deposit if we cancelled. After all $75 is not the end of the world. We were afraid to break the news to FCIL, though, that we’d have to pay extra for the pool, because she can be very dramatic. As soon as Future Mother-In-Law told her, she went on and on, screaming and yelling and whining that she and her husband could not afford the extra $75 to use the pool. She kept saying that *I* needed to rudely e-Mail the property owner and tell them that they should pay our pool fee because they had neglected to include that information in the listing. I was confused because *I* had nothing to do with this! Yes, I am the one who originally found the listing for this place (which said NOTHING about a pool fee), but Future Mother-In-Law was the one doing the e-Mail/phone communication and the reservations were in HER name. FILs’ didn’t want to start any drama with the property owners, they just wanted to calm FCIL down, so they told her that they would be footing the bill for all of us to use the pool. Which, they ended up doing.
So, today I was at my aunt’s house and she mentioned seeing FCIL’s daughter last week before we went on our trip. She said FCIL’s little girl told her, “Because of Pinksapphire, we have to pay $75 to use the pool at our resort, so mommy said I might not be able to swim!” Okay, so, apparently, even after the FILs’ told FCIL that they’d be paying for everyone to use the pool, she still kept telling her daughter that they weren’t going to be able to go swimming and blamed it on me! Wtf?!? FCIL has been bashing me in front of her child! “Because of Pinksapphire”?? All I did was locate an affordable, spacious condo. Then, I showed FCIL and Future Mother-In-Law the listing, and Future Mother-In-Law took it from there! It’s not like I had some secret knowledge that the pool was going to cost extra money. If I’d have known that, I would have chosen another resort! -AND- Future Father-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law ended up paying for all of us to use the pool, INCLUDING FCIL and her husband and child. They never had to pay a dime for it!
I am just so done with her. There have been so many more straws on the camel’s back, but this just did it in. I am SO mad! How can you sit around and try to get a child to be mad at me for something that isn’t even my fault?? It really insulted me and hurt my feelings that FCIL was sitting around talking badly about me over something this trivial (to her CHILD of all people).