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My mother is an expert in the guilt-trip. Last week she phoned to say "Happy Birthday" and, after a 10 minute conversation, finished with, "Well, I hope you have a nicer time than I did on the day you were born."

She also stated that she was going to kill herself when she reached 65. On Christmas Day morning. Having rung up to see if there was anything she could bring for lunch.

I think it's just a mother thing, but how good are your relatives and friends at the passive-aggessive?

(, Thu 13 Oct 2005, 9:52)
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My Granny
She was the ace at this. She would say "I'm all alone in the world". And then lean face-forward into her dinner. At Christmas. When she had been invited down especially *and* after my dad had driven a 450 mile round trip to pick her up, just to prove she wasn't bloody alone.

I know it's really bad to feel this way about your grandparents, but after a 'holiday' that involved her telling everyone that she wished she was dead (and incidentally pointing out that we all weren't a patch on generations of the Weasel family gone by) I think we all kind of wished that she was.

Edit: That's not really a passive aggressive thing is it? That's more mad as a badger really...
(, Thu 13 Oct 2005, 10:01, Reply)

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