(Closed) Whats the most embarassing or unintended thing you said to your family in law?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Ok well, my Father-In-Law out of the blue one time said “If you turn off your vibrator while you’re charging it the battery will last longer.”

I started stammering “W-h-h-h-h–what?”

And he just kept talking about how he read an article about vibrators and how they take up so much battery life.

Finally I realized that he was talking about my CELL PHONE. I swear I almost died.

Post # 4
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@KatyElle:  That is just too funny!!!! Bahahahahaha *gasp*

Post # 5
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Apparently, I was hung over one day and we went to brunch with FI’s parents, and I was talking about “diving” which is submariners terms means “going down”.

Post # 6
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We were at my future in-laws for Christmas this past year, and I was in the kitchen with FI’s mom and sisters.  They asked me if my sister-in-laws (my brothers’ wives) were going to be my bridesmaids, and I said no.  One of them said something like, “oh, really?  I thought a lot of people included their sister-in-laws in the wedding”.  And I replied, “yes, but those people probably LIKE their sister-in-laws!”.  It struck me then that it could have totally been taken the wrong way, since I was talking to my FUTURE sister-in-law.  Yikes!

Post # 7
402 posts
Helper bee

Something about how much I drank on my 21st birthday. That was stupid. They are a family of complete non drinkers! Nadda!

Post # 8
402 posts
Helper bee

okay so that was a bad example on my part.. there are just too many things.. i need to keep my mouth shut around them!

Post # 9
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Ugh. My stomach does flips when I even think about this one. I immediately started to cry after I said it. 

I am a historian, and I was recording an interview with my 99 year old grandfather in law, who just so happened to get out of Germany in the 1930’s. He is a Holocaust survivor. His family wasn’t so lucky. 

Anyway, I was asking him all kinds of questions, and I asked him something along the lines of what message he’d like to leave for his grandchildren. I said, “You have three amazing grandchildren…” and my Mother-In-Law was in the room. She pipes in, and cuts her eyes at me, and says, “He has FOUR grandchildren”….    She has a son who passed away. What’s more, he had Down’s Syndrom, and wasn’t really recognized or acknowledged by that side of the family. I committed a cardinal sin. But I didn’t FORGET about him, I was talking about the grandchildren who were capable of listening to the recording later. She did not take it that way. I felt so so so so bad. 

She saw me tearing up in the kitchen and I apologized immediately, and she dismissed it and said she forgives me and she’s hyper sensitive about it, but I’ll never forget the hurt look she had on her face. I still feel like crap about it.

Post # 10
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I walked into their kitchen one day and my Future Father-In-Law was bent over with his head in the fridge and I wasn’t thinking and just figured it was my Fiance and was like “Oh I’ve been waiting to kiss you all day!” ahahhaa oh well. We laughed about it, it was a bit weird though since my Fiance and I hadn’t been together that long when it happened.

Post # 11
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

my hubbys aunt was dying and we were visiting her during the last few days.  the family is greek but there is a red hair trait on the island the family is from and for some reason they talk about these people like the women are prostitutes  – its weird and the aunt herself has red hair but she dyes it brown

anyway my aunt was telling hubby and myself we have to go to the old country and she started talking about her past friends and family there and at some point i said “but not the red hair people” and i made out the greek sign to god and spit on the ground thing (warding off the devil thing)…. then i remembered she has red hair

thank god she was so out of it she didnt say anything but i still feel terrible about it

Post # 12
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Nothing I said, but the first time I met FI’s family was at a family event. It was windy and when we came out the venue I tripped, fell down the stairs and took FI’s mum with me, landing on top of her.

Mortified. Just mortified.

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