Being bossy and abusive is one thing that my mother-in-law is good at. While I was helping her move, she was on my back the whole time making sure I was carrying her couch the right way and trying to be the boss. She also loves to slap people in the face over small arguments, such as my husband not paying attention to her. I don’t like it, but I have to live with it.
My mother-in-law, Anita, is a very bossy individual. On one occasion my husband and I were helping her move into an apartment on the second floor. While we were struggling to get the heavy blue couch bed up the stairs, she was watching us to make sure we didn’t let it hit anything, and when it was finally in her living room, we couldn’t seem to get it in the exact spot she wanted it. She yelled at us, “not there,” and “move it over there!” I was ready to give her a good smack in the face and leave, but I didn’t because she was family. Another time Anita showed how bossy she is was at a barbeque at my house. Some of our close relatives were there and everyone was having a good time swimming in the pool until she started giving orders to start cooking the hamburgers, set the table, and to cut the lettuce, tomatoes, and onions while she was just sitting by the pool sipping on a lemonade. She wanted everyone else to do everything while she relaxed. My husband told her if she wanted to eat hamburgers that she would have to help too, but she proceeded to say that her sons are supposed to take care of her now. I should have spit in her burger, but I’m not that mean. A time she was at her bossiest was at Christmas time. Every year for Christmas her house and yard have to be covered in lights and decorations, but this past holiday she wanted her sons and daughters-in-law to do it for her. We agreed to but soon regretted it because of how she was treating us. She wanted lights on the roof and kept yelling at us to string it another way, that she didn’t like it, and after ten times of trying to rearrange...
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