By Anonymous - 06/06/2014 15:45 - Australia
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Yikes. I think a talk with your fiance is in order. I doubt he'd think you're making that up, and he should really know if his family is unpleasant to you. Hopefully he'll explain to them that they should be civil to you. Maybe Grandma is going cuckoo though.
The scariest part of this is that she said it in past tense.
#26 I wasn't expecting anything other than what I read, I just interpreted it a different way. The way it was worded sounded as though the in-laws were planning to murder OP - the sneering, the smirking, the sneaky transition when OP's fiancée returned... (I know they weren't, of course. It's just funny how different people process these type of things :P)
It could have been "I don't like you." I guess she wanted to make it clear that she has never liked her. It is written in simple past as opposed to perfect present which is not exactly right. "I have never liked you" would state the point in a present tense. "I never" specifies a single event. Like "I never said that" would be a response to someone pertaining to a single incident. "I have never said that" would indicate the totality of never ever having said that ever. Just an example. "I never liked you" is grammatically incorrect in this scenario. "I have never liked you" or "I don't like you" would be grammatically correct. Just because its not technically correct however, it's still understandable. The English language is a fickle woman. It bothered me reading it as well. :S
Wow, the fact that his whole family seems to be on this secret club on disliking you OP behind your fiancé's back really shows how horrible and fake they are. Definitely tell him and don't YOU pretend like it never happened.