Christmas eve we went to church with my extended family. Afterwards, Mr. Heavenly came up to me with a gleam in his eye and proceeded to laughingly tell me of something he had just experienced.
Evidently Mr. H. was walking with my BIL down the hall when a friend of BIL's stopped him and asked if that was his family sitting with him? "Yes," BIL replied, "My MIL, FIL, SIL and her family." To this BIL's friend said, "Obviously, you married the beauty in the family." Mr. H. then stepped in and said, "I would have to disagree with that statement." and then BIL introduced Mr. H. to friend as his BIL. This friend mumbled some embarrassed apologies and left quickly. Mr. H. thought this whole thing was hilarious and couldn't wait to tell me.
I wasn't amused.
In fact, it hurt my feeling pretty good.
This sister is a vivacious, talented, beautiful ex Miss Hometown USA who trains models and IS the acknowledged beauty in the family. I know I don't compare in the looks category, so the comment wasn't particularly hurtful (it stung a bit because I don't think I'm a hag either). What hurt my feelings is that Mr. H. would repeat the comment to me. I really just didn't need to hear it. KWIM?
Mr. H. normally is a very considerate, loving husband--so this threw me for a loop.
Am I just being sensitive or would this be an etiquette blunder? I would like to bring this up with Mr. H if it's a blunder, but if I'm just being sensitive--I'll let it slide.