In Vienna, maybe also in other parts of Austria, they distribute two free rather gaudy local rags near public transports stations. You can see too many people reading them in the tram or subway every day. In these rags they use sensational headlines which makes you fear the end of the world has finally come, but the article does not have anything in common with the title at all. Well sorry, I am tired and could not think of a better headline right now.
But let me start with my story:
After about a year we, Mr. Panda and I, started dating, Mr. Panda, his parents and I got together for a nice family dinner. We all were in a good mood, finished dinner quietly with no special incidents. The guys, of course, had a good skive as always, and so Chinese mom and I cleaned the table alone. Suddenly, she stopped washing the dishes and smiled at me, as she began to tell me about the phone call she had with her mother back in Hong Kong on the very same day:
“Today, I talked to my mom about you. We really wanted a Chinese girlfriend, but…
Maybe ‘Mr. Panda’ will still get a Chinese girlfriend!”
Well, thank you! That would require for him to break up with me first! I was so puzzled about what she probably said without thinking, that I did not know what to answer at first. His mom and I already had a very good relationship at the moment, so I assume she did not really think much about what she said to me. I suppose she did not want to hurt me, but she still did. Rather, I became really angry at her and told her that he is off far better with me anyway, which she just declined with a smile. Afterwards I did not speak for her for two weeks. Although what she said is still bothering me until today, she probably already forgot what she said so long ago.
Has your mom-in-law also s aid something to you that really offended you? Did she even try to get rid of you?