- 7 years ago
My Future Father-In-Law puts the work in workaholic. His life literally revolves around working. It’s all he talks about, it’s all he thinks about, it’s all he does. He works seven days a week, usually, and if there is no jobs for him he sits in the home office bidding on jobs all day. Sometimes he’ll stay off on a Sunday… to go to Lowe’s to get supplies for work.
Anyway, we planned our beach trip two months ago. FMIL told Future Father-In-Law to clear his work schedule and he agreed. Several weeks later, Future Father-In-Law kept making comments to us that he wasn’t really gonna go to the beach. He kept saying that he had too many jobs lined up and they need to be done , etc. He didn’t have these jobs lined up when we reserved our beach condo, so I feel like he accepted them purposefully so he wouldn’t have to go. FMIL rode his ass, though, and told him he had no choice because she can’t drive on major interstates.
Now Future Father-In-Law is moping around the house like someone killed his best friend because we’re leaving for the beach in the morning. Normally, people are happy about getting a vacation from work. Not him. It is really putting a damper on all of our moods. He was in the kitchen snapping at Future Mother-In-Law because she didn’t bid on jobs tonight. She said we planned to leave at 6AM and he said, “We’re not going anywhere until those bids are done. That is non-negotiable!” So now, we’re all gonna have to wait to leave until like 10 AM because Future Father-In-Law refuses to leave until he bids on six jobs. THe bidding process isn’t quick. Why he didn’t come home and do them tonight is beyond me.
Apparently, Future Father-In-Law has always been like this. Fiance and his siblings hardly had a father figure because he was always working. The way Future Father-In-Law sees it, if you’re awake and not working, you’re wasting space/your life. He expects everyone to do as he does. I can just tell the car ride is going to be awkward tomorrow. He’s going to bitch and moan about how he’s not earning any money for four days, etc. I just want everyone to have a great time, but I doubt he’ll do anything other than pout. Ughh!