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My in laws piss me off (Page 4 of 5)
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:24:32 PM EST
[#1]
Should of went pheasant hunting this am and ate at 4. That’s what we do.

Hell I leave at 8 tonight to go to hunting camp.
brownells
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:25:35 PM EST
[#2]
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Originally Posted By Burnsy:
You eat dinner at noon?  

I would be fine if you didn't wait for me and ate without me.  I don't want to eat dinner in the middle of the day.
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It's called lunch or brunch...
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:25:57 PM EST
[#3]
Good I’ll be over at 1:45 for pumpkin pie.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:26:48 PM EST
[#4]
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Originally Posted By Johnnymenudo:
Dinner at noon? Who the fuck does that? That's brunch not Thanksgiving dinner.
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This guy gets it. Sorta.

Who said Thanksgiving has to be for dinner?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:29:18 PM EST
[#5]
My in-laws used to piss me off then they got old and died. Now I miss them.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:30:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: Bellows1] [#6]
Been there done that.
My house, my food, my set time to eat. 12, 2, 4, whatever, get there on time.

ETA: if you don't approve of those rules, decline the invite.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:35:32 PM EST
[#7]
For some people "Dinner" is a mid-day meal...for others it's the same time as supper...
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:39:18 PM EST
[#8]
At least you know your plans for next year.  Hopefully chilling in a beach or a cruise ship or some other place with no stress on your wife and yourself.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:41:29 PM EST
[#9]
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Originally Posted By zukguy:



Happy Thanksgiving Picc, how's retirement treating you?

@piccolo
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Interesting to say the least.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:46:10 PM EST
[#10]
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Originally Posted By JCatt:
You know the difference between in-laws and outlaws?

Outlaws are wanted.
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Helps keep the inbreeding down.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:50:19 PM EST
[#11]
Yes that is BS if they agreed to attend your way too early thanksgiving dinner.

What I would have done is say “thank you for the invite but we won’t be attending your ill planned lunchtime t-day dinner.”

Then nobody will be buthurt  and you guys can have your high noon, low attendance dinner with no late attendees. Lol
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:50:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Clockwork138:
These threads always remind me of 7M3's threads about his detested in-laws invading his house during the holidays. I miss those.
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Those were entertaining.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:51:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DrFrige:
We had just the opposite happen to us a few years back. We were told to be there at my parents at 4:00. We planned on doing so. At 2:30 we get a call from our niece "Hey, we are about to sit down and eat, where are you guys?" I said "We were told to be there at 4! What do you mean you're sitting down to eat now. We are in the middle of something and cant be there RFN!" She said "OK then we are going to eat then and you can eat when you get here" I said "Fuck it then. Have a good time... we're not coming"
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No big deal. My favorite uncle and the adventurer of the family would always be the last one to show up, never on time, usually two hours late with a half filled bottle of whatever he was currently drinking, and my grandmother would fix him a plate.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:55:02 PM EST
[#14]
Plot twist, OP is drunk and angry at 9am. The in laws are dreading going over there.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:03:46 PM EST
[#15]
Go ahead and eat, put the food away and go for a drive.  If they can't show up on time, that's their problem.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:05:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
They all got here by 1230 except for one brother.

We're all having fun now and having a good time, but it still pisses me off.

Eating at 12 is a pa dutch thing.

Plus I've been up since 5am for no reason
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Get over it Sally.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:05:15 PM EST
[#17]
AM or PM ?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:05:55 PM EST
[#18]
At my in-laws. Supposed to be ready at 1...still waiting. Leave for my family's @4
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:06:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By txgunguy:
Plot twist, OP is drunk and angry at 9am. The in laws are dreading going over there.
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:07:28 PM EST
[#20]
I tell everyone to be ready at 12 but make sure the turkey is not even done until 1230. My the time its carved and ready to serve its 1pm.

Nobody has caught on yet to the fact the turkey is always "taking longer to cook than I thought".
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:08:20 PM EST
[#21]
We told my in-laws we were eating at 1pm my wife’s grandmother arrived at 10:15 so I started drinking.  Everyone else arrived 12:15-1:30 now we have 30 people and six dogs in my house.  I’m glad I’m a sixer in this place is a zoo.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:09:50 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:17:17 PM EST
[#23]
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Originally Posted By Fourays2:

dude, that's way too early, everyone is expecting to eat between 2 and 3pm
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We told everybody 2pm today and they will still be late.

Except for one couple who I know will show up early and start drinking my best Whiskey on the bar table.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:18:33 PM EST
[#24]
Fuck em. Food's ready, your hungry.

But eating at noon is a little early
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:25:19 PM EST
[#25]
So you sat around drinking alcohol all morning while your wife “busted her ass” cooking dinner for a large number of people?

I bet your in-laws don’t care for you, either.

Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:25:44 PM EST
[#26]
I didn't think 12 was that weird

All of my family, her family, our friends, etc. all eat at 12
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:28:51 PM EST
[#27]
I’m with the fuck your wife on the table comments
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:31:06 PM EST
[#28]
You should of referred your wife to us.  We would have told her that noon is way too early for Thanksgiving.  It is harder for people to get to your house and harder for her to get everything ready in time.  Most everyone knows this.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:46:24 PM EST
[#29]
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Originally Posted By HecklerKac:
Who eats dinner at noon though?
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There are three meal times:

Breakfast
Dinner
Supper

Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:53:02 PM EST
[#30]
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Originally Posted By BloodRaven:

I believe at noon it's called lunch. And, yes, it's OK to have Thanksgiving at noon. We used to do it all the time. Not this year, however. This year, it's at 4:00 because.....reasons I won't go into.

And in this family, if you aren't there at the agreed-upon time, then everyone else starts eating and you'll just have to try and catch up. We don't wait. Too bad, so sad. Some may say that's an asshole thing to do. But I think the asshole thing to do is NOT be there at the time you were told to be there (emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances notwithstanding).
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Mid-day meal is dinner. Evening meal is supper.  Or at least that’s what my mom taught me.

Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:54:51 PM EST
[#31]
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Originally Posted By Hamiltbl2:


There are three meal times:

Breakfast
Dinner
Supper

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What about second breakfast?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:56:07 PM EST
[#32]
Enjoy your Thanksgiving luncheon.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:56:19 PM EST
[#33]
Who the fuck eats thanksgiving dinner at noon?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:02:48 PM EST
[#34]
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Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
i dont understand why everyone wants to eat so early on thanksgiving and christmas.
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Eat from around 1-3. Cleanup and portioning out leftovers is from about 3-4.  Around 4 I start a fire to make some good coals for the cast iron deserts.

We usually have a bonfire and dessert around 6pm.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:04:15 PM EST
[#35]
Our big family always did 12-1pm

It was too early for my household so we stopped going.  Whoever hosts sets the rules. I dont dont see a problem either way.  When the meal is ready, serve whoever is there, put away leftovers and go about the day.

If nobody showed up, I'm going for a drive or visiting friends.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:04:54 PM EST
[#36]
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Originally Posted By redseven11b:
Also fuck your wife on the table before they get while they are there!
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FIFY
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:05:01 PM EST
[#37]
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Originally Posted By redseven11b:
Start eating!
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This.  That way they can have picked over leftovers.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:05:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
We are eating at 12.  They were all told.  My wife busted her ass to have everything ready for 12.

Ten after and no one is fucking here.  3 brothers and their families, parents.... No one.

Glad I started drinking at 9
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I can totally appreciate your rage OP.

It’s a joke every year how many hours late my derelict SIL will show up.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:05:50 PM EST
[#39]
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Originally Posted By Burnsy:
You eat dinner at noon?  

I would be fine if you didn't wait for me and ate without me.  I don't want to eat dinner in the middle of the day.
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In the days of the olde as in Civil War era, dinner was at noon and supper was in the late afternoon.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:07:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DrFrige:
Bride just said "Oh yeah I heard of people eating at noon because many have other in-laws to go to later so it makes sense"

SHIT! I hate when she brings up valid points
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This is what we do with my in laws we got two places to be.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:11:35 PM EST
[#41]
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:16:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: Boomer] [#42]
Shitty of them to commit and then not show.

But who eats dinner at 12?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:18:50 PM EST
[#43]
Well, imo that’s too early to eat, but since they were told and obviously agreed it’s on them.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:19:38 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:25:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: stinkypol] [#45]
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Originally Posted By redseven11b:
Start eating!
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Eat, clean up, and put the leftovers away.
When they show up, point to the kitchen, they should be able to figure out what to do next.

The first one to make a stupid fucking remark can be pointed to the door.

Most importantly, don’t ask them anything regarding them being late.  Let them bring it up, then remind them of the correct meal time.

I’d be pissed too.

ETA:

My in-laws have a one hour meal time window to allow for issues, be at their place around noon, meal time will start around 1:00-2:00.
I do the same when hosting holiday meals.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:41:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dex357:



they were told noon, dinner is ready at noon

can't make it, don't accept
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You’re probably right but there’s are two reason I don’t have issues with my family

1. If I don’t want you around you’re not around and I don’t think about you
2. If you are around I’m not going to get worked up about little things
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 5:03:30 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 5:07:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: CDW4ME] [#48]
11:30 - 1:00 acceptable start time for lunch

1:30 - 4:30 is not when to start a meal

5:00-5:30 happy hour starts, early dinner

5:30-7:00 acceptable start time for dinner


Starting lunch at 2:00 - Hell no.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 5:14:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 9divdoc:
For some people "Dinner" is a mid-day meal...for others it's the same time as supper...
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IIRC, the mid-day meal thing was a farm tradition in some areas. Farm workers probably had 6+ hours in already at noon and another 6 to go.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 5:16:51 PM EST
[#50]
Eat boi eat...
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