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Old 08-25-2009, 07:09 PM   #21
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My FIL and MIL are stubborn about letting us buy lunch or dinner. They always want to pay. Guess they earned that right but geez.
You say that as if it's a bad thing.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:35 PM   #22
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Opposite extremes here.

Part of them are usually too drunk (or high) to have a serious conversation with......I try to avoid them when I can.

The other part are usually trying to convert me to a fundamentalist religion.......and I try to avoid them when I can.
I think we are from the same family.

However, I enjoy hanging out with my drunk family members. Much more fun!
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You say that as if it's a bad thing.
DW and I consider ourselves generous. So yes every once in awhile we would like to treat her parents. Its not really a bad thing.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:17 PM   #24
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I think we are from the same family.

However, I enjoy hanging out with my drunk family members. Much more fun!
Heh....family gatherings could be pretty entertaining at times. Similar to watching lava when it reached the ocean.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:37 AM   #25
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My mother (83 years old) will watch any sport on TV and expect to see someone she knows. She'll say something like "Cousin George is going to the Masters golf tournament...I wonder if I'll see him on TV?" If I went to the Red Sox game, she'd spend the evening trying to spot me in the crowd.

In her defense, she does seem to run into someone familiar everywhere she goes. Once she was on vacation in Canada and walked up to a woman, saying "Don't I know you from somewhere?" Turns out that she did!
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