Previous Aunt Fern discussions here:http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=124198.0http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=126411.msg2915411#msg2915411
I was at my parent's house this weekend, Fern lives close, so she's always there. She likes my shoes. They're Crocs sandals, like these:http://www.amazon.com/Crocs-10386-Womens-Patricia-Sandal/dp/B001IV5BW2
So she sees them, asks about them, I tell her I got them from amazon. She asks to try them on. I wasn't into it but let her slip her feet in. Her feet are about the same size but super wide, her big toe joint sticks out enormously. She exclaimed over them then gave them back.
I was chasing the dogs around in the grass later and kicked my shoes off on the porch. Ten minutes later, I see Auntie Fern wearing them around. She loves them! So comfortable! Must have a pair!
I asked nicely if I could have them back. "No, no, I need to try them out more!"
I'm annoyed at this point and thinking she's stretching them out. I don't know if they can be irreparably stretched but I'm not interested in finding out. I asked her again in five minutes. "Wow, I love these shoes, where again did you buy them? How much?" (total evil beandip).
I finally said, "Aunt Fern, I want my shoes back, please. Right now." She responded, "Just a minute, let me get my phone to take a picture..."
I said, "NO, I want to wear them, NOW PLEASE." I was being pretty forceful. She walked off IGNORING ME COMPLETELY TO GET HER PHONE. Admittedly, at this point I pretty much felt like pitching a full-scale tantrum or running off to get my mommy. My granddad was watching all this with interest and awe. He just shook his head when she went to get the phone. After the picture, she gave them back.
So short of not wearing any halfway decent shoes around Fern in the future, what can I do if it happens again or what else could I have done? I don't like to shriek but I was pretty close.