By some things never change - 28/11/2012 23:04 - Canada - Maple Ridge

Today, after almost four years of having avoided her due to her hatred of my husband, my mother invited us both to a family dinner. My husband wanted to give her another chance, so we went. Less than an hour after arriving, I caught her hocking a loogie and spitting it into our food. FML
I agree, your life sucks 30 437
You deserved it 1 966

Add a comment

You must be logged in to be able to post comments!

Top comments

What an absolute cow.

Dang your mother is an ass. That's disgusting as hell. Or maybe it's a family recipe and she has been doing it for years you just didn't know....

Comments

What an absolute cow.

"Happy Thanksgiving kids!"

Agreed. It makes me wonder why she hates her husband so much.

Cows don't spit, but she was pretty rude.

Yuck (2chainz voice)

A camel would be a more apt description. Calling her a llama would work too

Its certainly not a good way to try to end a rift and it's definitely a lose-lose situation for OP. In a sick kind of way the animosity may have started out of concern for her daughter. Spitting in the food may be more to do with being ignored for 4 years than the husband. Avoid her for a while but don't leave it too late.

"I would compare your mother to a cow but cows are sacred in my country." Ahahaha

52 - I don't fully understand why you were down voted, your logic makes sense to me, so have an up vote. It's probably both reasons.

39- or Alpacas. They spit.

I don't think I've ever heard 2chainz say yuck

Clearly your mom is just a really immature person. You should tell her that when she's ready to actually be civil you're just a phone call away, but until then you won't be visiting again. Put the ball in her court, and if she never grows up enough to stop acting this way you've done nothing wrong.

Well obviously your response is to spit in hers. Or put hot sauce in it, that works too.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. What is spitting in her food going to accomplish? If she finds out, it'll only make her more mad.

I would leave. I would tell her I saw what you did and then just leave. That's incredibly disrespectful and she doesn't deserve OPs or her husbands company.

I know a bit about "an eye for an eye". Don't take an eye... Make her feel like an ass for doing what she did by exposing her... Then politely decline the food and leave She didn't get a reaction, and you were the bigger person.

Ops better than that and its her mother

An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind if the last two people have an eye each and they gouge each other's eyes out simultaneously. Barring that, there'll be one badass left with a good eye and 7 billion blind people to exploit. Strive to be that badass.

Actually to clarify if everyone did an eye for an eye one person would be left with an eye so it kind of works out :P

In a world of the blind the one eyed man is king

How will they know that he's the one with one eye? He could be lying to become king

That will make a nice salty treat. But seriously ur mom sounds like a bitch you're better off just leaving

OPs mum doesn't sound like a bitch. She IS a Bitch. With a capitol B!

You should 'discover' the spit later and tell her off for it

OR she could just confront her on the spot?

4, that's fucking disgusting. Why would you willingly eat something you knew had a loogie in it?

Sorry, I meant like to tell him, then before eating it pretend to find it. I could have worded that better.

She sounds pleasant.

Nice use of sarcasm. Using sarcasm about sarcasm.

What of you use use sarcasm about using sarcasm about using sarcasm? Do you get sarcasemption? Naaaah, you get a terrible comment.

Uhmm Family comes before relationships if your husband wanted you to ignore your mom you should have dumped his sorry ass

Don't be the type to hold grudges. Its unhealthy. Just move on and let go of things in your life that cause more trouble and problems than they're worth. No matter how hard it is.

I feel that if you keep giving someone chnace and they keep messing up the chances, you have the right to hold a grudge.

I feel that hocking a loogie in someone's food is unhealthy.

6 - I agree completely. You aren't saying to keep giving her chances. The thing is that OP needs to get past her mother. Just don't talk to her.

Sometimes it's not a grudge that keeps you away from someone; it's the fact that they don't deserve to be in your life. My dad, for example, kicked me out of his house because his wife doesn't like me. I don't hold a grudge against him for that. I already decided I didn't want to live with a jealous and scornful woman. I just refuse to speak to him or see him because that and many other things that he and his wife (and the rest of his family) have done to me.

6 - Is that sarcasm? It's so dumb it just might be...I mean, did you not read the fml? They DID let it all go and give her another chance. It didn't work out.

No where in my statement did I say to give her more chances. I believe I said don't waste your time holding grudges and just move on. let it go and don't bother with it anymore. As in move on. no where did I mention to keep giving her chances. Maybe you should read things more carefully.

How nice of her.

She sounds like someone you should avoid. If you (for some reason) wish to have a relationship with her, go without your husband. Personally I would avoid her. She invites you over so she can spit in the food she's serving you, that does not sound like a good person to have in your life.

exactly, she is her mother and she's acting like a twisted child. no respect

you should of just gotten your husband and left but keep texting her saying your on your way but stuck in traffic

Leave and tell her you're on your way? I think something is wrong here.

Not all moms text their kids so maybe OP couldn't have done that.

what direction were you trying to go with this

Dang your mother is an ass. That's disgusting as hell. Or maybe it's a family recipe and she has been doing it for years you just didn't know....

Kinda makes you wonder what's in the turkey now, doesn't it? O.o

Yeah, what's the secret ingredient in the stuffing... Never mind I'd rather not know.

Ravioli, ravioli, give me the formuoli!!