Tuesday, July 7, 2009

‘Bother’-in-law

No other domestic designation raises so many eyebrows like a Mother-In-Law (MIL) does. The MIL-daughter-in-law war seems to be a universal phenomenon. Some women are exception and claim they adore their MIL, but majority say they are not really on lovable terms.
“Not mother-in law, she’s monster-in-law,” was the reaction of a Tunisian friend. My Ugandan comrade said, “Don’t remind me of that nagging MIL.” “Keep off, don’t talk about her,” was the reaction of my Filipina colleague, while an Indian colleague replied: “The cyclone is expected to arrive home next week.” A Pakistani co-worker blushed and said: “Please don’t discuss sensitive subjects.”
My boss often talks about an Australian editor who entered the newsroom and loudly asked, “Why is this room as cold as a mother-in-law’s visit?”
Come on, don’t dare drag me into this. I will get away lying, “My MIL is a superwoman.” I better take the safe route. If by chance, my wife glances at this blog, there will be a cyclone at my home.
BTW, a joke picked from the Net: The clock fell off the wall. If it was a minute sooner, it would have hit my MIL. But that stupid clock has always been slow.

20 comments:

  1. LOlz. I am yet to meet mine! Hahahaha! cool one!

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  2. I'm not married but all my gf moms liked me and my moms liked my gf. That's a good start

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  3. Hehe. Mother in laws seem worse than monster in the indian television shows!!

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  4. Great One!! I absolutely agree with all of your friends. MIL either way are a hassle. No man is good enough for your daughter (sometimes under scrutiny) and no woman is good enough for your son(always under scrutiny). I am going to be both. Imagine my plight!!!I need to stay way from my kids when they get married. And keep my mouth shut during the few situations that I will spend time with them. God give me courage!!

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  5. hagha, true, my wife also had similar openion on her MIL.

    but for men, MY MIL is a wonderful person.:))

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  6. so what happened to Mother-in-heart?

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  7. Indian men have it easy, their MILs are always gaga over them, but ask the ladies..each one has a story to tell!!

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  8. Your sense of humour is great. I hope, some mother-in-law reads this and gives you a piece of her mind.

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  9. Lol, I had a good laugh Ramesh, I'm married and so want to reserve my opinion on the MIL ;D but if you have the disaster then you have the pleasant ones too..and what about the other side - sometimes its the DIL whose the monster ;D

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  10. i've always wondered why they are called in-laws and not out-laws.

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  11. since i don;t have one as yet... i will reserve my comment on this one.

    P.S Priyanka's Point awaits your visit.

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  12. hee hee hee... very phunny... and no more comments... 1!

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  13. Well said about monster-inlaw.More than ur post i loved the comments eg.lala-- inlaw and outlaws :)

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  14. RR, very subtle humour you have, he he.

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  15. yep, I agree gf moms are cooler.

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  16. Bother in law and monster in law.. hahaha.. awesome post RR..

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  17. As always, another nice one. Even this post carries the typical "RR brand" of humour in it.

    "If by chance, my wife glances at this blog, there will be a cyclone at my home." - ha ha...

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  18. Ramesh....MIL today are very smart,intelligent and supportive....atleast my experience says so....i see my MIL and my mom making many adjustments for me and my sister-in-law....i can't imagine my home without her ....

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  19. Not all in laws bother.There are very few inlaws are good,and won't bother youmuch.
    Regards.
    K.Ragavan.
    GulfNews Readers club Member.
    www.ragavan-creativity.blogspot.com

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