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unwanted advice from in-laws

Does anyone else get "great tips" from their in-laws?
My Swiss father-in-law was over this weekend and gave me some wonderful and useful advice .
As is normal in my family, someone was searching through 3 different laundry baskets of unfolded laundry for a clean shirt. Father-in-law was watching very carefully and I said (so I guess I asked for it) that his wife always folds her laundry so nicely- (she spends HOURs doing it). In all seriousness he informed me that if I would just practice a little bit every day, I should be able to do it just as well as her in 35 years .
Hmmm how could he have guessed my life's ambition??.
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Re: unwanted advice from in-laws

Let me guess, he said it with a perfectly straight face, maybe even a little gruffly?

If so, I think you have just been on the receiving end of a Swiss joke. Congratulations on your choice of father-in-law! Just laugh twice as hard next time, and all will be well.
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Re: unwanted advice from in-laws

ahahaha

reminds me of last time when my mother in law was here and helping me fold socks (her sons) and asked me whether she should turn them the right way round and smoothen them... (as in, should you not be doing that too, honey???)

I said she should do as she likes, that I did not do it, just gave them back to hubby washed but scrunched in the way he puts them in since he has no decency to do it himself before putting them in the laundry basket....

She then laughed and said "Indeed, I guess being his mother I am a bit more indulgent" and that was it

Honestly, just ignore them

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Old 14.02.2011, 12:46
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Re: unwanted advice from in-laws

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Does anyone else get "great tips" from their in-laws?
My Swiss father-in-law was over this weekend and gave me some wonderful and useful advice .
As is normal in my family, someone was searching through 3 different laundry baskets of unfolded laundry for a clean shirt. Father-in-law was watching very carefully and I said (so I guess I asked for it) that his wife always folds her laundry so nicely- (she spends HOURs doing it). In all seriousness he informed me that if I would just practice a little bit every day, I should be able to do it just as well as her in 35 years .
Hmmm how could he have guessed my life's ambition??.
Check your marriage contract. It's written in small that you'll receive unwanted advices from in-laws. It's a universal item to be found in every terms & conditions of marriage contracts.
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Re: unwanted advice from in-laws

Oh this reminds me.... not exactly an in-law but the mother of a Swiss German boyfriend when I was in College.
I had been invited over for lunch, and I politely offered to help with the dishes.
She let me do all the dishes.. and then became very critical and fussy because I had dared to wash the frying-pan where she had accumulated grease for the next cooking (yup, it is a tradition.. somewhere)
oh....
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