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Most embarassing moment with your in-laws?

Its my first question here so I will make it a fun one.

Just this last weekend my MIL was visiting and DH, MIL and I were talking about the first time I met MIL. I went to visit/stay with her/him over Spring Break (we were still in college). And she asked "Did you guys sleep together while you were there?" DH and I nearly choked before we gasped out "No!"  (In honesty during the week, we ended up having sex one night (we were staying in separate rooms) and I KNOW it was really bad/disrespectful for us to do that but, I was 19 and he was 21 (can I use the young and drunk-in-love card? hehe). I wanted to die that moment, but just changed the subject.

While I was at work the next day DH talked to MIL and it turns out she thought my SIL had stayed with us during that week and was wondering where we all slept. When he told her what it sounded like she was asking (if we had sex), she was mortified, blamed it on her meds and the wine we were drinking and even apologized to me when I got home (which made me feel even more guilty and awkward again). We don't have a lot of interaction with his family so this one instance caught me so off guard! Maybe its because it is still fresh but I still face palm every time I think about it.

Also, makes me wonder if we were as quiet as we thought that night 6 years ago....

Re: Most embarassing moment with your in-laws?

  • When we were dating, DH lived at his dad's house, who was living out of state for work at the time. On the upper floor of the house was DH's bedroom, and FIL's bedroom with attached master bath. I was spending the weekend and stripped to go take a shower one morning and walked right into FIL's bedroom . . . and suddenly noticed him sleeping in his bed! Apparently he was coming home for the weekend and didn't bother to tell anyone (or shut his door). I stifled a scream and ran back to DH's room, put on some clothes, and used the downstairs shower.
  • This is more on DH than myself but it's to great to not share:

    Once long ago when we were just married & wild & carefree (no kids), DH was out drinking with friends & I had retreated home to bed cause I had to work the next day. Well DH decided to send me a message telling me to stay up for him cause he had some super explicit things in mind (pg version of the text).....only he accidentally sent the text to his MOM, whose name was listed right above mine in his phone! Hahahahahahaha I still LOL today when I think about that! We tried to ignore the error but his mom texted me the next day "I've been dying to ask you all day if you stayed up last night, but I'm not really sure I wanna know the answer!!" DH could not look his mom in the eye for a long time after that!!
    PheWms
  • This isn't really a MIL or FIL one but it's about my grandparents-in-law. H and I grew up together and since our parents are good friends. When we first started dating MIL thought it would be cute if H and I sat his grandparents down and told them we were dating. Only our parents knew we were dating at that point. So she gathered everyone into the living room and said H and I had an announcement. Talk about awkward! I have no idea why I agreed to do this! Anyways, before H could say anything his grandma shouts, "ARE YOU FINALLY GETTING MARRIED?????"

    I wanted to melt into the wall. I mean we had just started dating.
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  • Not an awful one, but my MIL can be very embarrassing. I live in a small town, if you go to Walmart, you will see someone that knows you. We had been engaged for like 3 weeks, and DH was looking for vitamins. My MIL picked up a box of prenatal vitamins, and said (rather loudly) "I sure hope we don't need any of these any time soon!" I was so embarrassed. Note, this was like my second time meeting this lady. It was a stupid thing to be embarrassed about, but at the time it was. Now I would have just laughed it off.

    Not as bad as the night after we got engaged. We were at a restaurant, and she pulled him a way for a bit. Turns out she was telling him that if he wanted to keep me, he better keep me happy in bed. That if he needed help, she would help him find some books or something. She gave him some tips as well. Dh and I laugh about it now, but at the time he was mortified,  we were at a family place! the funny thing was, we weren't even having sex until we got married.

    Not an in-law story, but at my bridal shower, one of the teachers I work with gave us K+Y lube. Everyone knew it was our first time, so they all got a great kick out it; but it was pretty embarrassing when all of the ladies in the room started giving me tips for our first time. Good advice, but not the time/place I was expecting to get it.   
    My blog, The Laundry Room. http://becomingaprowife.com/
  • Before we were married DH and his parents rented a condo on the beach down south. DH and I shared the closet sized bathroom that was not in a bedroom. The other room had its own bathroom.

    We had spent the day on the beach so I decided to shower before going to dinner. I Hopped out of the shower and went to grab my towel. As I picked it up a giant (um, fist sized) furry black spider with white dots skittered out. My heart stopped and I thought was going to die. I'm a huge arachnaphobe and have never been so terrified in my life. Luckily it crawled away from me, but towards the door. I tried screaming for help and no sound came out. I watched as it started up the door towards my other towel and clothes. It then crawled back down and went under the sink. Seeing my chance, I grabbed the nearest towel, a hand towel, and fled while shrieking, "Kill it, Kill it, Kill it!"

    My hand towel didn't cover much, but at the time was too traumatized to care. My now FIL only responded, "It's okay, I have daughters. I've seen it before." After two years, I am not sure whether he meant my partial nudity or spider crazed freak out.

    The worst part about it. No one could find the spider. It took 20-25 min of looking before hubby found it hiding under wooden board under bathroom cupboard. By that time in-laws were already in car waiting so we could make our dinner reservations. I refused to leave until the eight- legged creepy was found and dispatched. To this day, I am not sure whether my in-laws actually believe I actually saw anything since they still joke about my "phantom" spider. In their defense, they have seen me freak over lint/ hairball blowing across the floor. At least hubby knows the truth. He told me he could see the eight legged creeper's fangs trying to bite him as he released it back into the wilderness.
    Sillygirl45Rainzzzy
  • At a hotel in China in front of my mother in law I tried to call for a plumber but accidentally ordered her a male prostitute.
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    Chronically hilarious - you'll split your stitches!
    I wrote a book! Bucket list CHECK!
    GilliCSillygirl45PrincessVeganKimbus22
  • Were you speaking Chinese and is your MIL Chinese? Cause that would be awesome!
  • We are all Canadian. My husband and I were living in China and MIL had come to visit, but my Chinese wasn't very good yet (although I thought it was). My husband's Chinese was pretty much limited to ordering beer, rice and sweet & sour pork - after nearly six months, lol.

    So his mom had come, we traveled up to Beijing and stayed in a hotel there. You aren't meant to flush toilet paper there and she plugged the toilet in her room really badly. Clearly a plumber was needed. We went over to her room to help her out and I impressively and confidently sat on the bed, picked up the hotel phone and called down to the front desk, all in Chinese, to explain our predicament and request a plumber. 

    My husband and MIL were very impressed, and she asked me what I had said. I told her that it was very simple, my vocabulary isn't very large yet so I fill in gaps where I can, but I usually get the message across. I'd said something along the lines of:

    Hello, this is room 214. I have a small problem and need a man to come help me. In my room. It is not difficult, is a small problem. But I need a man quickly. A strong man. Does the hotel have a man that can help me?

    My husband had a funny look on his face, my mother in law still thought I was brilliant. 

    That was until there was a knock on the door and my husband muttered 'I don't think they sent a plumber'. MIL and I opened the door to find a tall half naked Chinese man with an oiled chest, leaning provocatively up against the doorway. 

    Oh God, I had ordered her a male prostitute. I turned bright red and started laughing, apologizing to the poor guy and trying in vain to explain what happened, as a horrified MIL retreated into the room and sat back on the bed with my husband, who was crying with laughter. I took the gigolo by the hand and led him into the bathroom, pointing at the plugged toilet and explaining with a mix of language and charades what the problem was. He finally got it and left - a plumber arriving a few minutes later, laughing his ass off.
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    Chronically hilarious - you'll split your stitches!
    I wrote a book! Bucket list CHECK!
    Sillygirl45Lilyrose4242Sugarplum97
  • Oh man. I have another one about how I embarrassed her quite badly on a plane with my bad Chinese on the same trip. Yeesh!

    Oh, and the last time she traveled with us we were pulled over into a HAZMAT bunker driving off the ferry from France into England for nearly 3 hours. An underground secret bunker. Because I was 'more radioactive than a truck full of Russian nails'.

    Traveling with us makes her nervous.
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    Chronically hilarious - you'll split your stitches!
    I wrote a book! Bucket list CHECK!
    Lilyrose4242Sillygirl45GilliC
  • Okay, so we were flying (MIL, DH and I) on an internal flight in China, I think we were going from Guilin to Hainan or something.

    DH and I were sat together and MIL was just across the aisle. The plane was dark and everyone was watching their little movie screens - I was watching Big Fish, for the first time.

    Oh holy hell have you guys seen that movie? Oh my freaking god. The ending!

    So we're on this quiet flight full of Chinese people and were the only foreigners on the entire flight. No biggie. But I'm watching this movie and it nears the end and I start to tear up. Just a little at first, but then the ending builds and builds and I start to sniffle.

    Then the ending gets even more emotionally traumatic and I let out a stifled sob. DH hasn't yet noticed anything, he's engrossed in Police Story. I'm breathing hard and starting to really cry when a flight attendant, who spoke no English whatsoever, came over to see if I was okay. I waved her off politely, smiling to indicate that I was okay - but still engrossed in the movie.

    The ending got worse and I let out a loud sob. My shoulders were trembling and I was gripping my blanket to my running nose and the tears dripping down my face. I had headphones on, so didn't realize quite how loud I was being. I started to hiccup, tears pouring down my face and emitting little sobs. The flight attendant approached me again, this time with a friend. Neither spoke any English, but I assured them that I was fine. They left, reluctantly.

    The ending then built even more and I was positively whimpering at this stage. People on the plane were starting to turn around and look at me (I always cause a scene there) but with looks of concern more than curiosity. MIL was starting to notice but I couldn't pay attention - I was engrossed in the movie.

    The movie hit its climax and I let loose a howling wail and then descended into inconsolable, loud weeping. My husband was startled out of his movie and was trying to get me to calm down but I was beyond any point of consolation. I was sobbing loudly, head thrown back and making a proper scene with 'waaa' type noises. The flight attendants had rushed over and everyone around me was standing up in their seat staring and trying to make sense of what was happening to the sobbing foreigner - the flight attendants demanded to know what was going on and MIL was just covered in spectators -

    I managed to shout out (between sobs) the only coherent sentence in Chinese I could think to string together:

    The DVD is so happy!!!! (zhege DVD hao gaoxin le!)

    Have you ever heard an entire plane of people burst into laughter? It's quite an experience, let me tell you. And it's not like DH and MIL could pretend not to know me, either.

    I travel a lot, but it is never uneventful. Ever. I could fill a book easily with just my China stories alone.
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    Chronically hilarious - you'll split your stitches!
    I wrote a book! Bucket list CHECK!
    Sillygirl45Lilyrose4242PheWms
  • Okay, so we were flying (MIL, DH and I) on an internal flight in China, I think we were going from Guilin to Hainan or something.

    DH and I were sat together and MIL was just across the aisle. The plane was dark and everyone was watching their little movie screens - I was watching Big Fish, for the first time.

    Oh holy hell have you guys seen that movie? Oh my freaking god. The ending!

    So we're on this quiet flight full of Chinese people and were the only foreigners on the entire flight. No biggie. But I'm watching this movie and it nears the end and I start to tear up. Just a little at first, but then the ending builds and builds and I start to sniffle.

    Then the ending gets even more emotionally traumatic and I let out a stifled sob. DH hasn't yet noticed anything, he's engrossed in Police Story. I'm breathing hard and starting to really cry when a flight attendant, who spoke no English whatsoever, came over to see if I was okay. I waved her off politely, smiling to indicate that I was okay - but still engrossed in the movie.

    The ending got worse and I let out a loud sob. My shoulders were trembling and I was gripping my blanket to my running nose and the tears dripping down my face. I had headphones on, so didn't realize quite how loud I was being. I started to hiccup, tears pouring down my face and emitting little sobs. The flight attendant approached me again, this time with a friend. Neither spoke any English, but I assured them that I was fine. They left, reluctantly.

    The ending then built even more and I was positively whimpering at this stage. People on the plane were starting to turn around and look at me (I always cause a scene there) but with looks of concern more than curiosity. MIL was starting to notice but I couldn't pay attention - I was engrossed in the movie.

    The movie hit its climax and I let loose a howling wail and then descended into inconsolable, loud weeping. My husband was startled out of his movie and was trying to get me to calm down but I was beyond any point of consolation. I was sobbing loudly, head thrown back and making a proper scene with 'waaa' type noises. The flight attendants had rushed over and everyone around me was standing up in their seat staring and trying to make sense of what was happening to the sobbing foreigner - the flight attendants demanded to know what was going on and MIL was just covered in spectators -

    I managed to shout out (between sobs) the only coherent sentence in Chinese I could think to string together:

    The DVD is so happy!!!! (zhege DVD hao gaoxin le!)

    Have you ever heard an entire plane of people burst into laughter? It's quite an experience, let me tell you. And it's not like DH and MIL could pretend not to know me, either.

    I travel a lot, but it is never uneventful. Ever. I could fill a book easily with just my China stories alone.
    I feel a book deal in the making...

    Travel Tips From Tofumonkey--Guaranteed you will come home with stories to tell your friends! 
  • Oh my goodness! You should write a blog about traveling. "What not to do when going to China." I am dying over here.
    :))
    My blog, The Laundry Room. http://becomingaprowife.com/
  • Okay, so we were flying (MIL, DH and I) on an internal flight in China, I think we were going from Guilin to Hainan or something.

    DH and I were sat together and MIL was just across the aisle. The plane was dark and everyone was watching their little movie screens - I was watching Big Fish, for the first time.

    Oh holy hell have you guys seen that movie? Oh my freaking god. The ending!

    So we're on this quiet flight full of Chinese people and were the only foreigners on the entire flight. No biggie. But I'm watching this movie and it nears the end and I start to tear up. Just a little at first, but then the ending builds and builds and I start to sniffle.

    Then the ending gets even more emotionally traumatic and I let out a stifled sob. DH hasn't yet noticed anything, he's engrossed in Police Story. I'm breathing hard and starting to really cry when a flight attendant, who spoke no English whatsoever, came over to see if I was okay. I waved her off politely, smiling to indicate that I was okay - but still engrossed in the movie.

    The ending got worse and I let out a loud sob. My shoulders were trembling and I was gripping my blanket to my running nose and the tears dripping down my face. I had headphones on, so didn't realize quite how loud I was being. I started to hiccup, tears pouring down my face and emitting little sobs. The flight attendant approached me again, this time with a friend. Neither spoke any English, but I assured them that I was fine. They left, reluctantly.

    The ending then built even more and I was positively whimpering at this stage. People on the plane were starting to turn around and look at me (I always cause a scene there) but with looks of concern more than curiosity. MIL was starting to notice but I couldn't pay attention - I was engrossed in the movie.

    The movie hit its climax and I let loose a howling wail and then descended into inconsolable, loud weeping. My husband was startled out of his movie and was trying to get me to calm down but I was beyond any point of consolation. I was sobbing loudly, head thrown back and making a proper scene with 'waaa' type noises. The flight attendants had rushed over and everyone around me was standing up in their seat staring and trying to make sense of what was happening to the sobbing foreigner - the flight attendants demanded to know what was going on and MIL was just covered in spectators -

    I managed to shout out (between sobs) the only coherent sentence in Chinese I could think to string together:

    The DVD is so happy!!!! (zhege DVD hao gaoxin le!)

    Have you ever heard an entire plane of people burst into laughter? It's quite an experience, let me tell you. And it's not like DH and MIL could pretend not to know me, either.

    I travel a lot, but it is never uneventful. Ever. I could fill a book easily with just my China stories alone.
    I feel a book deal in the making...

    Travel Tips From Tofumonkey--Guaranteed you will come home with stories to tell your friends! 
    You're very sweet, thanks! I've just finished writing my first book, actually. I've shopped it out to a number of agents and am now spending the next two months fluttering around like a cracked out squirrel until June 1st (the deadline I've decided on for self-publishing). The stress is absolutely killing me.

    It's not a travel book (though there's a diseased traveling chapter at the back) but a comical account of being a patient in hospital. We'll see how it goes, I'd like to put a travel story book together next - even if it is just for fun and the pity buys from my obligated family members.
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    Chronically hilarious - you'll split your stitches!
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  • Sillygirl45Sillygirl45 member
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    You're very sweet, thanks! I've just finished writing my first book, actually. I've shopped it out to a number of agents and am now spending the next two months fluttering around like a cracked out squirrel until June 1st (the deadline I've decided on for self-publishing). The stress is absolutely killing me.

    It's not a travel book (though there's a diseased traveling chapter at the back) but a comical account of being a patient in hospital. We'll see how it goes, I'd like to put a travel story book together next - even if it is just for fun and the pity buys from my obligated family members.
    That sounds awesome! Let me know how it goes and if/where I can buy it. 

    There's a book by a woman who had Guillian Barre that was required reading in nursing school. It was good and eye opening, but something with humor (I think) would be great counter balance. 
  • Will do, for sure!

    I have a rare autoimmune disease. It's not a book about my disease at all, nor are there any forced epiphanies on the meaning of life. It's more about my experience with falling hospital elevators, sobbing student nurses trying to stab me, having to be surgically removed from my own sweater for an x-ray, an incident with a bedpan, hospital transport losing me in a ghetto, exploding chairs at chemotherapy and breaking up a fight with my IV pole in the cafeteria.

    It's JUST humorous stories, really. And horrifically embarrassing.

    But I figure that if I can get some of my experiences out there and it gives even just one person sat alone in a dark hospital room something to laugh at until they cried and busted a stitch then it will have achieved everything I want for it.

    I've practically lived in hospitals for the last 3 years - I just want to brighten the experience for other people if I can.

    We all have our weird passions, right? It was either this or knitting.
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    Chronically hilarious - you'll split your stitches!
    I wrote a book! Bucket list CHECK!
  • That is so awesome! I think that is exactly the thing...you can laugh or cry, an though tears are absolutely necessary and have their place, breaking up a fight with an IV pole is ALWAYS funny! Personally, I've had all the Chicken Soul for the Soul I can take. Maybe you can start a new trend! If not, it's never too late to jump on that knitting bandwagon.

    Those autoimmune disorders are bastards. I wish you all the best! 
    Tofumonkey
  • Thanks! That means a lot coming from a nurse!

    I was very careful to write it in a non-complaining way. No complaints about doctors or nurses - they are fantastic people. More so writing about roommates from hell (one with a special needs pirate prostitute brigade, I kid you not), roomies having threesomes on the ward, when the entire ward revolted over the food... breaking a PET scan machine and stuff like that.

    I absolutely hate it when people complain about doctors and nurses. It's like people forget that medical professionals are also people.
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    Chronically hilarious - you'll split your stitches!
    I wrote a book! Bucket list CHECK!
  • Oh, there are some rotten doctors and nurses too. Great for the most part, but I have looked at coworkers before, while they're talking to a patient or family, and thought, "If that were me or my family, I would punch you in the face.". Luckily, most are pretty great!
    Tofumonkey
  • You have to let us know the minuet it available. I would love to read it! One of my friends has an undiagnosed illness and she spends a lot of time in the hospital, I will have to get her a copy of it, she will totally love it! She has been looking for a book like this for a long time. The is the best idea, I get sick and tired of sappy books.
    My blog, The Laundry Room. http://becomingaprowife.com/
    TofumonkeySillygirl45
  • You guys are too sweet!

    And I have totally highjacked this thread. Sorry!
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    Chronically hilarious - you'll split your stitches!
    I wrote a book! Bucket list CHECK!
  • nothing wrong w/ hijacking the thread. I keep checking back for new stories of your life/ snafoos in China.
    Congrats on finishing your first book. Is it humorous like the China stories?
    Tofumonkey
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