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Look into my eyes and listen to my annoying voice...

Friday, May 05, 2006

I have returned from the road trip from hell. Ten hours in an over-stuffed car over the course of two days with a 10 month old, 5 year old and one set of grandparents is not a good idea. But we survived and mission accomplished; a birthday celebration for my brother, who seems to be doing quite well. He was very happy to see us and we had a really good visit with him.

The worst part of the past two days had nothing to do with the car drive, incidentally. Enter the know-it-all sister-in-law, with a booming loud grating voice (a la Janice from Friends). She repeats herself like everyone is deaf, but in reality we are simply trying to ignore her. So folks, if you need to know anything, anything at all, you name it, let me know and I can get you in touch with her because she really does know absolutely everything, and she will tell you all about nothing and everything that you want to know in a very loud and grating voice.... So friends, no need to spend inordinate amounts of money for palm readings or the like,

Nor crystal ball gazing...

This post is very rude of me, as she has gone through a rough time with her husband having been so very ill etc...so I apologize to the gods of recent frustration because I had to get this off my chest. After waking the babe THREE times in the course of one evening, I was ready to pummel her. So, sorry SIL, but you are so very annoying. There. Better now.

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    i have one too - is there a
    holding tank for know-it-all's

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Oh - I have one of these now too! How can they all know everything? We should get them all together so all of the information in the world will be in one place.

    Glad to hear your brother is doing better. Back home to the (relative) peace and quiet now?

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    I'm thinking of a mixture between Janice on Friends and Cliff Claven from Cheers.

  1. Blogger vani said:

    lmao! oh, what a great post. glad you got that off your chest. :)

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Why are people like that...they can't be quiet long enough to learn anything so where do they get their information!!lol.

    So glad you got to see your brother and he is doing well.

    Take care and hugs,

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    First off welcome back and so happy to hear yur brother is doing well.

    2nd a {{{{{{ Cathy}}}}}} for you. Wow dealing with a sil like that.

    Have a great weekend.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    my SILsare annoying also, just in different ways then yours. so i hear ya!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    the majority of M's extended family knows absolutely everything, from what to feed my son, to what the weather is going to be like. So thank you Cathy, but your Sister in Law is not needed.

    Glad your brother was better. Glad that you are back!

  1. Blogger Marel Lecone said:

    I have one of those too but she's not really, really loud. Know-it-alls are my least favorite people in the world. Well, I'm probably exaggerating now. :)

    Great post--very funny. Have a great weekend. :)

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Good to hear the good news about your brother. I'm surprised you didn't have some spare duct tape. opps! was that bad? j/k :)

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    It must be like a law of human existence that we have at least one in-law who is completely insane. Even if you never get married, you can't avoid it.

    Glad your brother's well. ^_^

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Goodness, what is it with SIL's ... they must get it from MIL's !!!
    Glad you are back safely.
    Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    You're sister-in-law isn't my aunt, is she? A rasping, whiny, overly-competitive, insecure Cockney fishwife with leathered skin from too much sun? No? Maybe very family has one. Mine certainly does.

    She and my uncle (who has a very soothing and entertaining Cockney accent) are currently visiting my parents. The one night I saw the four of them, she got on my nerves, and both my parents vented to me about her. C'est la vie!

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