Denial

You ever experienced that some person did something really stupid and then denies it later on or blames other people?

Did you ever experience such behavior on a weekly basis (I mean with really really stupid stuff)?

No? You are such a lucky person then, because you havent met my mom in law.

This stupid stuff happens at random, they are unexpected and hit you out of nowhere.

Just as an example, we are sitting in the living room in my parents in law apartment. Mom in law brakes by accident a cup, and puts it somewhere no one can see it right away but my wife is witness to it all. So she takes the cup and points out that the handle is broken off.

Her moms reaction is like “It wasnt me, I have nothing to do with it”

My wife then “But I saw you doing it”

Mom in law “No no, it wasnt me”

Wife “But I saw it just now!”

Mom in law “It’s your father’s fault to put it there!”

And then it comes to blaming the dad…

 

Another time we watched some Chinese TV show and in it the Female lead is saying something really stupid to her child like “Don’t eat the watermelon seeds, they will start growing in your tummy”. My wife turns to her mom and says “That is exactly what you told me”

Mom in law, laughing “I never told you something like that, how stupid would I be to say such things”

Wife “I remember it clearly!”

Mom in law “No no, I never said something like that”

Dad in law jumps in then “You used to tell her that every time when eating watermelon”

Mom in law “It’s because of you!”

 

And so on …

Yeap, there are many more stories, too many to be told, too many to remember them all. I guess I will just tape everything next time we spent time with her 😉

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New Stuff

My Chinese family way of using new bought stuff. Okay okay, not my entire Chinese family but my dad in law.

We just bought him few weeks ago a nice new electric shaver after I had noticed that his old one was kind of messed up. The grip was worn out, the original color couldn’t be seen anymore and I guess it wasnt actually doing its supposed job anymore but ripping the hairs out from his face rather than cutting.

This new shaver was quite expensive and now my wife and me were wondering what he was thinking of his new toy. Then the big surprise came as my mom in law told us “He hasn’t even unpacked it yet”. Wait, what? Not even unpacked after a month? So he has a full beard now?

Oh no, nice mom in law told us something else “He will use his old one until it breaks, the new one is just too good right now”.

For crying out loud, what does he mean with “Too good”? Yeah too good now, so in a few years the value dropped enough that he can use it??

Oh man, sometimes this family can drive someone really crazy. At least my wife gave him now a deadline for the shaver. If he still hasn’t used in until next January, my mom in law will bring it back to us when she visits us. Lets see if it can bring him to finally abandon his old hopeless shaver and change it to the new one instead of waiting till its warranty runs out and its value…
But really, with examples like this I feel like living in some circus

Made in China

Hey everyone,

As said in many other posts, my parents in law from China had been visiting us. What are good Chinese people doing when going abroad? Right, buying some little gifts for their family, friends and colleagues.

We went to many many stores, clothing, home decoration etc. On the question “What are they looking for” I got normally the reply “Something nice and not too expensive”.

Here the first problem started, as we live in one of the most expensive countries in the world, there is nothing really nice and not too expensive…

I got a great idea and I thought it might be perfect for my parents in law so I said “Lets go to IKEA”

They found so much stuff they liked but as we approached the cashier, they saw that every single piece they had selected was made in China. Oh no, a no go for them “Why should we buy things made in China? Chinese quality is bad”.

After that I pointed out that all the clothes they bought were made in China but apparently that was fine as “It was expensive, so its good.” – What the hell??? So stuff made in China which is on a reasonable pricing level is bad because the quality is poor but other stuff which is terrifying expensive and made in China is good because of the price??

Well here you go, Chinese logic, or just my parents in law.

My crazy Chinese Family I married into…

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