(Closed) Snarky Future Grandfather in Law

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
Member
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

WOW what an ahole. I think some people use old age as an excuse to be really mean. I hope he is so offended by your “rebellion against polite society” that he does not come to your wedding so you won’t have to worry about him judging you the whole time! 

Post # 4
Member
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Awww lol, I think i would be kinda hurt by that, but hey, at least you can see the humor in it! I think our grandparents generation doesnt get the whole “save the date” thing anyways

Post # 5
Member
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Kind of reminds me of when I was 13 and wrote a thank you note to my step-Grandfather, who was a pediatrician. I addressed it to Mr. Bill Smith. He returned it with the Mr. crossed out and the Dr. replaced. My little 13 year old self was crushed.

Post # 6
Member
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t know what’s up with him, but FI’s parents love that kind of stuff (same generation as your FGIL). They would have thought it was super cute and even if they didn’t there is no way they would have sent such a rude e-mail. I’d be half-tempted to write something back spelled and capitalized horribly that reprimanded him for being so rude and causing such a breach of etiquette by making that sort of complaint over e-mail.

Post # 7
Member
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m sorry but I laughed out loud when I read that. HAHAHA I personally think its funny but then again, its not my grandfather or my FI’s grandfather. Old people can be so picky, sorry about him being snarky! O well, I wouldnt let it bother me, just laugh at it! I think its cute btw, the Save-The-Date Cards and envelopes!!

Post # 8
Member
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

hahah you should write him back an email in ALL CAPS letting him know that he offended you.

YOUR EMAIL MADE US UPSET. THIS IS HOW OUR GENERATION SHOUTS VIA EMAIL. HOPE YOU LIKE ALL CAPS!

PS, cool that your fgil uses the computer, not cool that he uses it to spread meaness…seriously!!!!!!

Post # 10
Member
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Very cute save the dates.  Very weirdly offended grandpa!  Don’t worry about it, I know many rigid seniors.  Just tell him the wording is a part of the wedding theme/style.  No disrespect intended.

OR if you are really bothered by this, you could send him a new save the date where the names are capitalized…but that’s up to you if you want to put that much effort into it.

Post # 11
Member
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Soon2BeMrsCLW3 – That is a great idea!

 

I had to bust out laughing when reading this post & comments.

Good thing my Grandfather isnt like that because my dad ONLY writes in caps!

Post # 12
Member
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

HAHA no worries! Glad I provided a laugh for the day. 🙂 Seriously, who would think a grandpa would act like that?!??!!?!

I guess as soon as the wedding planning begins, any and everyone has the potential to really show out! lol.

Post # 13
Member
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

lol @Soon2BeMrsCLW3.  hehe.

Post # 14
Member
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

wow….  I have no words for that one lol.

Post # 15
Member
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

OMG! what a grumpy old man!

I would not have been able to control myself and would have sent him a super snarky email back, but I know it’s probably not the best advice (:

Ugh, it’s both funny and annoying. I love the “Good etiquette focuses on others instead of ourselves.” so by his own admission, he should have sucked it up even though the invitation was not up to his standards, because this is not about HIM. 

 

 

The topic ‘Snarky Future Grandfather in Law’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors