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When I say What I really mean

Oh Mother-in-Law. Oh Mother-in-Law, I hope you will stay, just like before; but Mother-in-Law, dear Mother-in-Law, I’ve introduced rules you mustn’t ignore. Now Mother-in-Law, oh Mother-in-Law, our breakfast is breakfast, you’ve noted I’m sure. So Mother-in-Law, dear Mother-in-law, please keep off the gin and whiskey galore. And Mother-in-Law, my Mother-in-Law, the hoover is hassle, cleaning a chore; so Mother-in-Law, dear Mother-in-Law, stop dropping your fag ash onto the floor. Then Mother-in-Law, oh Mother-in-Law, should Susan and I have a small private war; dear Mother-in-Law, oh Mother-in-Law, do not intervene, just kindly withdraw. Oh Mother-in-Law, oh Mother-in-Law, if, in the end, you can stand it no more; please Mother-in-Law, dear Mother-in-Law, depart with decorum. AND DON’T SLAM THE DOOR! But oh, what I mean, dear Mother-in-Law: I find you a pain – and a terrible bore. So Mother-in-Law, oh Mother-in-Law, I’ve had quite enough. Please come here no more! ~
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  1. Date: 7/9/2012 7:14:00 AM
    What a nightmare of a mother-in-law - I can't see her "parting with decorum." Thanks for the fun reading.

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 11:17:00 AM
    I'm laughing.....you certainly said what you mean.....awesome write!

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 9:13:00 AM
    hilarious! i thoroughly enjoyed this!

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 4:34:00 AM
    Forgiveness is all I can say. Peace and blessings to you and your family.