This Mother-In-Law’s Shockingly Rude Response to an Elaborate Handmade Gift is Infuriating
Some might say that a handmade gift is worth much more than something picked out at the shops, no matter how expensive or perfectly suited the present may be. It’s the time spent not only learning the craft but then creating something with love, hoping that the recipient will enjoy it.
So when that gift is then thrown back in your face and deemed inappropriate, you might be excused for seeing red and losing your shiz entirely. Well, that’s how I would probably react!
Someone’s mother-in-law has written a letter to Dear Prudence, the internet’s most favourite agony aunt, moaning about the wedding anniversary gift given to her by her son and his wife — an intricate handmade knitted bedspread.
If I were in range I would have stabbed her with my knitting needles myself!
Improper and stingy? Is it any wonder that they haven’t spoken much since and that her poor daughter-in-law has been “outright cold”?
Prudence’s response was, I feel, much more polite than I would have been, that’s for sure. For example, they don’t call her an unutterable fuckbucket, which is something I would be certain to include in my retort.
What on earth? Who even thinks like this? If someone handed me a small straw with a good story I would be delighted. A whole ass quilt? Ma’am.
— roxane gay (@rgay) November 22, 2018
I vote that her family only give her raw materials for the things she likes from now on since she doesn’t seem to value how things are made.
Like perfume? Here’s some flowers, peppercorns and rubbing alcohol.
New leather jacket? Here’s a cow.
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) November 22, 2018
“our daughter in law has been outright cold”
frankly, if she had murdered this woman, no jury would convict her https://t.co/C69WBUI8hB
— Elizabeth May (@_ElizabethMay) November 22, 2018
“I gave you the laziest possible gift, a gift which is basically money, but less useful, and you DARE to respond to my kindness with A HAND-CRAFTED OBJECT? MADE WITH LOVE? YOU SICKEN ME.” https://t.co/eH2IixtzCI
— Vitamin H (@VitaminHPanels) November 22, 2018
So there you have it, folks. Another mother-in-law shooting herself in the foot by finding fault with her son’s wife and no doubt planning on victimising herself when she no longer has access to her grandchildren.
How would you react if you were her daughter-in-law?
PS: the crocheted rainbow ripple blanket in the picture above was made by yours truly. I would cut a bitch if I were criticised for gifting it to someone! It took me fourteen months to make!
Source: Dear Prudence