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What Are Your Worst Meet-the-Parents Stories?

A few years ago, I flew out the day after Christmas to go see my boyfriend in his hometown and meet his family. We were staying at his parents' house for a few nights. I brought them a present (if you need some ideas, check these out) and did my best to impress at our first dinner together. Well I must have caught something on the airplane because the next morning I woke up around 5 a.m. with a horrible stomachache and ran to the bathroom to throw up. I prayed it had passed, so I said I felt OK enough to go to lunch at the special restaurant where they had made hard-to-get reservations. Well on the way out I got sick again, and ended up throwing up on his father's car! There was no avoiding the fact that I had the flu, and I spent the next 24 hours at his parents' house either in bed with a fever and chills or in the bathroom.

While I think I have a pretty embarrassing meet-the-parents story, I've heard some other bad ones. Like from my friend whose boyfriend lost his luggage upon arriving and had to borrow her dad's clothes. Do you have any horror stories that might instill fear in those meeting their partner's parents for the first time this holiday season?

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MissSushi MissSushi 5 years
I met my inlaws formally when we drove across the country to get married and visit them. My mother in law changed important parts of my wedding, added things i had said i was absolutely not interested in, last minute. It was walk in and do it how she had changed it, or throw a fit and refuse in front of his entire family. I think I'll be angry about it for the rest of my life.
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 5 years
When I was in my early 20s I went to Northern California to meet my boyfriend's mom, and the weekend was pretty awful because his mom was still mad at him for breaking up with his prior girlfriend. Every conversation was about his ex, and how much his mom loved his ex. It was pretty uncomfortable. Oh, and she came right out and said, "This won't last." She was right — it didn't. But still, bad etiquette!
bethinabox bethinabox 5 years
Ack, what a terrible time for me to read this... I'm meeting the boy's family for the first time next week, on Thanksgiving!!! EEK. (Well actually I might meet his dad and brother tomorrow, but that's a maybe)
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