Yes. When people say, "It's too far for US to drive to YOU, why don't YOU drive to OUR location?" they are indicating that they are either seriously entitled, or lacking the logic to understand it is the same distance both ways. Neither would make for a good family to marry into, IMO.
I had to laugh a little bit at your bolded comment because my MIL does this to me and DH all the time. She kept most of her SS...iness (?) under wraps while DH and I were dating
. But after we had been married a couple of years I began to understand what DH had tried to warn me about. There was a few times when I would mention that I thought maybe he was a little too hard on his mother, or "That's just normal annoying mom stuff." and he'd reply "You'll see." Well...I've seen.
She asked to take DH out for dinner on his birthday, and the restaurant he wanted to go was in our area instead of hers. She didn't like that because it's too far to drive and she doesn't like the freeway. DH tells her "You don't have to take the freeway. You can take thisroad all the way to our house from yours." And she'll say, "But it's just too far to drive. Why don't you all come here to see us, and we can go to my favorite restaurant?"
I heard a conversation the other day between an SS and a cop while I was out walking my dog. SS was arguing with the cop about needing to move his car which was parked in front of a fire hydrant (overnight!). SS's point? "But it's right in front of my house! Everyone parks in front of their house! The city shouldn't have put the hydrant right in front of my house!"