By Anonymous - 23/02/2013 16:13 - United States - Riverside

Today, my boyfriend of 2 years decided to tell an unimaginably rude joke to my grandma while at my house. She hit him over the head with a vase, and he's threatening to press charges. I still don't know whose side to take. FML
I agree, your life sucks 36 781
You deserved it 4 532

Same thing different taste

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The problem is not the problem. The problem is your grandmas reaction to the problem. That's the problem.

BubbleGrunge 18

Well, your boyfriend seems like an asshole for wanting to press charges, however granny didn't need to hit him over the head with a vase. Perhaps everyone can sit down and settle things like adults? Hopefully this will teach your boyfriend to keep his rude jokes to himself!


The problem is not the problem. The problem is your grandmas reaction to the problem. That's the problem.

Old people will always be ******* dumber than 13 year old kids even though they can be pretty dumb with the sex and all. You can't help old ladys with anything anymore without being hit in the face. According to this fml you can't tell jokes. It was only just a joke whether it was a terrible joke or not.

There are certain jokes you do not make in front of grandmothers. There is also a way to react when some one does or says inappropriate things in your presence. Clubbing them with a vase probably doesn't fit the category.

Also, the boyfriend could be young and dumb, as most of us were. I expect moronic behavior from a young male teen. That's what they do. However I would expect the grandma to show some wisdom and restraint.

"thats how most of us were" there is NO excusing this kind of additude, any age or gender or hormones, no human person should be this impolite/rude/idiotic the only time you can make jokes like that is if your amongst peers of your age group and you know the group talks like that any teenager who talks to strangers like they would their friends deserves to be punished(maybe not this bad) but theres no excuse saying "thats how boys are", boys, and people in general should grow out of doing whatever comes to mind when they come into logic and reasoning (8-11)

TxCountryBeauty 10

No. The problem isn't with the grandma. It's called showing respect to your elders. He needed to be hit if he was being that crude in front of his girlfriends grandma. Really if he can't even take a hit from an old lady he's not much of a man anyway.

Ok 83. If it was the girlfriend that made the joke, would she deserve to get hit by the grandfather? Violence is never the answer. I especially hate people who get violent with those that are not allowed to strike back. No one deserves to get hit with a vase for a comment. Wtf happened to being the bigger person?

chell1894 13

The grandma should have respectfully asked her boyfriend to leave if she was offended by the joke. Hitting someone with a vase can cause severe wounds with the glass breaking and resulting in stitches. If it was the other way around and the boyfriend smashed the grandma on the head with a vase because he was offended by a joke I think everyone would agree the boy should be pressed with charges. Why should it be different just because she's an elderly woman? Just because she's elderly she can physically hurt anyone that offends her?

Violence is never the answer hahaha that line is hilarious. That boys mama shoulda been clipping him across his head all his life to teach him respect.

Yea exactly junkman, look how you turned out.

The elderly shouldn't get to act like this. The adage "Respect your elders" seems odd to me, you're supposed to earn respect.

beastseclipse 9

Right. That's just what 100% of young male teens do. It's not as though specific age, parentage, emotional stability, geographical location and cultural background, etc have anything to do with it. If you see a young male teen, we should all just assume they're up to something because of their age and sex, right?

TxCountryBeauty 10

94- you forget that most elderly people grew up when it was still ok to spank your child when they were being disrespectful. She's accustomed to it. Her weapon of choice was absurd but he still deserved it. 180-How do the elderly not deserve our respect? They've lived their lives and done their fair share dealing with disrespectful imbeciles. In your theory you're saying that you still have to prove that you're worthy of respect even when you're 80 years old.

I can't be the only person wondering what the joke was...

113- elderly people can't live in the past, they have to follow today's rules, no matter what they grew up with. And I am not going to respect a 80 year old pedophile just because he's old. They need to have accomplished something in their life. They never said they need to keep proving themselves btw, just that they need to do something worthy of respect first

chell1894 13

Whether she spanked her kids or not has nothing to do with it. Those were her children and her way of raising them. Not only was this man not a child he is in know way of relation to her. So whether she's accustomed to spanning children or not has nothing to do with physically harming another because she was offended.

tjv3 10

Take family over not family. Your bf should have known better

lolx7 5

94 I don't agree with the grandmother's reaction, but that is different because a man should never hit a woman.

124- wrong, someone's sex is nothing to do with it, a person should never hit another person, end of. (obviously excluding self defence etc)

105- since you're gonna make the comment ill tell you. I'm 25 making a 6 figure salary and just bought my second home.(renting out the first) because my old man whooped my ass when I was disrespectful and taught me there are consequences for acting like an ass. But you're right I turned out horrible so my point is invalid.

^ true, but to be fair, how much you make or the house you own are material possessions, its the person you are that counts. Teaching your child right and wrong is really important yes :) but you don't have to be violent, a stern voice and explanation why something is wrong is surely better than beating up your kid?

There's no excuse for hitting someone. She could very well have tossed him out of her home or told him off. But hit him? No. Both parties are wrong here and OP should say to her boyfriend, "You just don't tell rude jokes like that in front of my family" and to her grandmother, "Grandma, I understand why you're upset, but you just don't cosh people over the head with a vase. If you're offended, use your words."

I'd just like to point out the fact that you made a whole bunch of spelling and grammar errors while pointing out the stupidity of other people. By your logic you're clearly old yourself... Well over eighty I'd say...

113- Just a quick FYI. You can still grow to being 80 years old and be a ******* douche. No one deserves respect because of how many years you've spent on this planet. You earn respect based upon your character. Simple enough. Rules don't change when you get older, your view on them does.

He has rights to press charges. Not her. Those crazy grandmas these days.

wlddog 14

I would love to see this court case in front of the judge.

That's what the FML says.. HE wants to press charges

Perhaps he wants to know where you keep your collection of grandmothers. I can fit most of them under my bed, but in retrospect, not the greatest hobby since you have to keep replacing them so often. Not like the babies in the closet.

I'd take the grandmas side even though she's bat shit crazy. You can replace your bf but not your grandma!

Do you have a Sword of Seven Grandmothers? I do and it's a bitch to haul around so I just usually leave it back at the cottage but it is a family heirloom so I feel obliged to carry it. How can I go about using it without throwing out my back??

That's just all bad. What positive reaction could you expect from your grandma?

Oh... I don't know... Most people laugh at jokes or awkwardly smile but I might be completely wrong.

Oh I don't know, maybe ask him to refrain from using crude humor in her presence? Not assault him.

I'd expect any reaction that DOESN'T require hitting or any violence. I'd take the boyfriends side since the grandma assaulted him with a vase

I'd suggest to pick neither side and tell both of them, because the grandma is in the wrong for getting violent and the boyfriend is in the wrong for telling a "joke" horrible enough to make this old woman hit him with a vase. OP should make it clear to them that the behaviour of both of them was wrong and that he/she does not condone either choice.

BubbleGrunge 18

Well, your boyfriend seems like an asshole for wanting to press charges, however granny didn't need to hit him over the head with a vase. Perhaps everyone can sit down and settle things like adults? Hopefully this will teach your boyfriend to keep his rude jokes to himself!

Bubbelz 25

So if I were to try to kill you with a vase, I'd get away with having a tea and talking about it? Or does that only go up for killer grannies?

Did the vase break when it hit his hard head?

hopefully pressing charges will teach her grandma to control herself!

slimjim8094 12

I'm sorry, but you can kill someone with a good blow to the head. I'm really getting nauseous reading all these comments about how the boyfriend deserved it

Depending on what the vase is made from, you're absolutely right. Crystal, or worse, stone, can do some real damage. One of those super-cheap Dollarama vases that shatter into a billion pieces if you sneeze on them, maybe not. I still wouldn't want to find out with my head. My boyfriend is smart enough not to tell dirty jokes in front of my grandmother (at least, not the one who can hear), but my grandmother would NOT even dare to bash someone on the head with a vase. Maybe throw her slipper at them in jest, but that's it. She did that to one of my brother's awful jokes. He retaliated by throwing her slipper off of the balcony so she had to go downstairs to get it. >.>

Neither of them are right in this situation. No one said you had to take a side. He shouldn't have been rude to your grandmother and she shouldn't have smashed a vase over his head because of it. Plain and simple.

Telling rude jokes isn't dangerous or against the law. Breaking a vase on someone's head, on the other hand, is. It's pretty clear the grandma is in the wrong, sorry. All she could do was to tell him to shut up or kick him out if it was her house, and nothing else. Being old isn't a free "get out of assault charges" card.

freebirdfly 6

I wish my grandma was that badass.