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Ms_Cellany

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The Sweetie and a successful bean dip
« on: December 01, 2014, 10:29:19 AM »
MIL visited us over Thanksgiving. As usual, we got lots of arias from her. (We heard at least three times, in detail, about the low-flow water kits her city provides. Two shower heads, three aeraters, and plumber's tape! Isn't that clever of them to include the tape because [ad nauseum])

During T'day dinner (us, her, and a friend of ours who's a medical researcher), she said "This is going to sound racist, but..." and then started saying something very racist.

The Sweetie stood up and said "I'm going to get some more tea. Hey, Mom, didn't you mention (nephew) had started a new job sterilizing surgical instruments? Tell (friend) about that."

MIL switched right over to nephew's job. The Sweetie mouthed to me, "Bean dip!"
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Re: The Sweetie and a successful bean dip
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 01:13:40 PM »
Well played ma'am, very well played!
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Re: The Sweetie and a successful bean dip
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 01:51:02 PM »
Very nicely done, and far more polite than I probably would have been.
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Re: The Sweetie and a successful bean dip
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 02:03:42 PM »

During T'day dinner (us, her, and a friend of ours who's a medical researcher), she said "This is going to sound racist, but..." and then started saying something very racist.


When people do this, I swear only sheer willpower keeps my eyes from rolling out of my head and WORDS in my mouth

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Re: The Sweetie and a successful bean dip
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 12:39:38 AM »
Yikes! Is this the MIL who has hinted that she wants to move in with you and told you that you should head to bed at 10:30 pm? She sounds like quite a handful. :P

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Re: The Sweetie and a successful bean dip
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2014, 02:39:09 PM »
Very well done!