Father-in-law things

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  1. texasraider

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    Pretty genius move to keep you MIL off amazon all day like my wife
     
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  2. NDfanPSUgrad

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    Update. Skipped the sale now exploring refurbished Best Buy computers. The saga continues.
     
  3. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    buy them a chromebook or a surface book and call it a day.
     
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  4. NDfanPSUgrad

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    I’m not buying shit. I have my wife in on the joke now. This will and has gone on for a long time.

    She was pissed last night. She’s a yoga teacher and in the middle of her class he was blowing up her cell phone because I didn’t answer. 2 calls and a few texts over this. She finally answered thinking was something was wrong only to ask where I was. That’s how important this has become for him.
     
  5. southside

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    Tell him to buy visa gift cards and use those to shop online so he can’t get his identity hacked
     
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  6. Detlef Schrempf

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    Then a clerk at a CVS might ask him why he’s buying mass quantities of visa gift cards, and attempt to stop a cyber crime from occurring.
     
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  7. southside

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    Not if Dbl goes for a ride along
     
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  8. NDfanPSUgrad

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    I told myself I would stay out of this thread but it is with sad news that I am having to post here again.

    On the eve of my 15th wedding anniversary and my wife inviting my in-laws to dinner to celebrate. I was cornered again with one of the hardest questions ever asked to me in person. It was texted a few days prior that I ignored because I thought it couldn’t possibly be real. I mean it was still September at the time. It had to be a joke but then it happened... “I got an email from the condo at Myrtle Beach and they are offering us the same week next year at the same discounted price but I need to book in two days because they are having a management meeting and prices are sure to go up next year. Are you guys coming?”

    I have a gift for thinking one thing and speaking another. This may be the year. I said we are looking at Disney and Hawaii next year and my dad wants to plan a trip with us. Can’t see how fitting MB in or committing at this time. That went over well. Happy Anniversary. Thanks for the shitty position you put me in.
     
  9. Zebbie

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    what’s you wife’s stance on it? If she agrees with you, make her talk to him too
     
  10. NDfanPSUgrad

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    Hi. Welcome to my life. He awkwardly won’t talk to her about these types of decisions. Its a cycle. He talks to me, I talk to my wife, she talks to her mom and MIL talks to FIL. That’s how we roll.

    Her work schedule is much more flexible. I have enough time to take off but I just can’t do it all. She gets it and is always in a tough spot and even more so now because my 6 year loves spending time with MIL and enjoys the beach. There is no reason they can’t just go but then I feel like a shit for skipping out.
     
  11. Zebbie

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    makes sense - maybe let them go the whole time but you only go to MB part of the time since we all know you enjoy that trip so much
     
  12. Homo Erectus

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    My wife is visiting her parents in Greece in November bc her dad (my FIL) is having serious health issues.

    We ended up cancelling a trip we had scheduled to Germany/Switzerland this fall bc she needed the vacation days for that.

    I offered to go with her, but im glad she let me off the hook. I think she felt bad about cancelling the other trip, and knew i would be bored when i really wanted to get out and explore.

    Fwiw, I'm not really close to her parents anyways so i dont think they care if I'm around. I dont talk to them on my own. I will say hi on her video chat and talk for about 30 secs and thats about it.
     
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  13. NDfanPSUgrad

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    That’s almost what happened last year. We went 3 days early and had a great little family trip then only stayed with them for part of the week. Mainly because flights were much cheaper but will definitely do again (if it comes for that)
     
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  14. Corky Bucek

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    Don't do it man
     
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  15. bertwing

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    Do not cave to that weirdo again

    Be a man and tell him no, and tell him why.
     
  16. Detlef Schrempf

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    i need you to go to myrtle beach for my own personal enjoyment.
     
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  17. ashy larry

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    because to him, you’re the man of the house and in his boomer mind these type things are handled by the men of the house
     
  18. 941Gator

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    i'll be so sad if we don't get our annual myrtle beach updates from you. also, do you fly out of southbend?
     
  19. NDfanPSUgrad

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    I’m in northeast PA. If you are trying to start a go fund me for flights I’d prefer Allentown or Philly
     
  20. Brocephus

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    Crazy, could have been me, I just flew out of those airports.
     
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  21. Buster

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    Someone link me to past NDfanPSUgrad Myrtle Beach trips please and thanks.
     
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  22. NDfanPSUgrad

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    They are all the same.
     
  23. Det. Frank Bullitt

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  24. BWC

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  25. Goose

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    Lol same. Flew into philly Monday and out of Allentown Thursday. Doing it again this week :/

    cRaZy
     
  26. 941Gator

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    Philly does direct to Bozeman Montana or Vail, Co. If it has to be beach then Philly also does direct to Tampa TPA or Sarasota SRQ and you could rent a car to stay on Siesta/Anna Maria.
     
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  27. 941Gator

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  28. Marbles

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    Have had 4 inches of rain the last two days and my father in law for the second night in tow drive his truck completely in my yard to visit.
     
  29. southside

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    Take it to the markers of trashy people thread
     
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  30. ashy larry

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    mountain weekend with the in-laws which culminated in a trip to an apple orchard. fil informs us he will need to follow us because he doesn’t know how to get there. he requests i keep him in my rear view so he doesn’t get lost. he knows how to use waze. he even has it pulled up because he commented how far away it was. i suggest he plug it into waze just in case we get separated but nah that’s not necessary as long as i keep him in my rearview. so im a bit miffed...but whatever.

    we inevitably get separated so he calls my wife to have me pull over so he can catch up. i audibly laugh and tell her to tell him to just pull it up on waze. im not pulling over on the side of a mountain while he takes his head out of his ass. he says he can’t plug it into waze because he’s driving. all the while he has a wife capable of doing this for him but she’s sitting in the backseat watching perry mason dvds and can’t be bothered.

    fucking boomers
     
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  31. jonbenetramsey

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    My FIL has like 10 indoor cats (along with 10 more outdoor cats). They are separated into different parts of the house because they all can’t live together. They are also 100% his cats because my MIL doesn’t want 10 indoor cats.

    The in-laws went on a trip and were gone for a few days. One of the sets of cats with access to an upstairs bathroom plugged the bathtub and turned on the water. They came home to water pouring from the ceiling into the kitchen and family room. My MIL is furious because apparently it’s his job to remove the handle off the faucet before they go anywhere.

    At least we get to host Thanksgiving and Christmas now.
     
  32. El Tiburon

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  33. IHHH

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    The smell in that house must be interesting
     
  34. Hatfield

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    Congrats!
     
  35. CoastalOrange

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    Just found this thread and maybe my #foreveralone approach isn't too bad of a plan. My parents are enough of a pain at times, can't imagine in-laws would be some great enjoyment.

    Regardless, love these stories and am dying laughing at some of these.
     
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  36. jonbenetramsey

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    There are areas that smell pretty litter boxy, but the house smells mostly normal. On the other hand, the house is pretty dirty (10 cats), but my FIL refuses to get it deep cleaned. He doesn’t trust people in his house while he isn’t there and thinks valuables will be stolen. It’s been suggested to have the cleaning done on the weekend, but then he gets uppity about wasting his time off following cleaning people around.
     
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  37. Snakes

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    I'd like to hear more about the kitty that can turn on the water with his paws!
     
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    And does it so often that somebody needs to be tasked with removing the handle when they're gone.

    How about just shut the fucking bathroom door.
     
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  39. Zebbie

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    I bet he can open the bathroom door too

    :killmepete:
     
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  40. ashy larry

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    what a catastrophe :awesomeface:
     
  41. ashy larry

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    ~if you can’t handle me when i flood your house you don’t deserve me when i simply want to kill you~

    -kitty 16 or 17
     
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  42. Detlef Schrempf

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    Probably didn’t like being locked in a bathroom might’ve been a cry for help, “Get Meow’t of here!”
     
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  43. Redav

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    I like how the cats have to be separated like they're rival gangs
     
  44. Cawgs or Gie!

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    A dude with 10 cats? Terrifying. Come to think of it anyone with 10 cats would be terrifying. Run.
     
  45. Zebbie

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    I imagine it like the alley fight in Anchorman, & if they’re ever all in the same room it turns into this:

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  46. fish

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    My FIL has been a Ford man and a car guy since he was 13. Gonna take him to the Ford vs Ferrari movie opening night. I don't think he even knows this movie exists at this point.
     
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  47. 941Gator

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    There are a couple male on male gay kissing scenes, good luck.
     
  48. fish

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    Damn it. Might have to rethink this plan now. He’s a pretty conservative religious man.
     
  49. Clown Baby

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    I didn’t realize that Henry Ford and Enzo Ferrari got down like that. Good for them.