You always hear horror stories about how crazy brides get before the wedding, or you can watch them on Bravo…or which ever channel Bride-Zillas airs on. But you never really hear much about mother-in-laws. Well, there’s an e-mail floating around the web that is changing that.
Last month, a woman sent her soon to be daughter-in-law a scathing e-mail about her ‘lack of manners’, eathing habbits, and ‘cheap’ parents. The bride-to-be was shocked, and she sent the message out to a few of her friends. One of these friends posted the letter on the web, wehre it is now causing a bit of a family fued. Here’s an excerpt posted on Shine:
from: Carolyn Bourne
to: heidi withers
subject: your lack of manners
Here are a few examples of your lack of manners:
When you are a guest in another’s house, you do not declare what you will and will not eat – unless you are positively allergic to something.
You do not remark that you do not have enough food.
You do not start before everyone else.
You do not take additional helpings without being invited to by your host.
When a guest in another’s house, you do not lie in bed until late morning in households that rise early – you fall in line with house norms.
You should never ever insult the family you are about to join at any time and most definitely not in public. I gather you passed this off as a joke but the reaction in the pub was one of shock, not laughter.
You regularly draw attention to yourself. Perhaps you should ask yourself why. No one gets married in a castle unless they own it. It is brash, celebrity style behaviour.
I understand your parents are unable to contribute very much towards the cost of your wedding. (There is nothing wrong with that except that convention is such that one might presume they would have saved over the years for their daughters’ marriages.)
If this is the case, it would be most ladylike and gracious to lower your sights and have a modest wedding as befits both your incomes.
One could be accused of thinking that Heidi Withers must be patting herself on the back for having caught a most eligible young man. I pity Freddie.
Wow…and I thought I had problems with my mother-in-law at times. This really takes the cake! That woman’s son needs to tell his mom to back off. If he does’t, then they are going to have even more problems poping up during their marriage. Trust me, I speak from experience.
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