When my daughter first started Kindergarden, my MiL sent her a book about the Night Before Kindegarden.
I meant to thank her.
I reminded myself several times to get a thank you card.
Today my husband calls his dad to say hello and in the man's passive-aggressive craptastic way, he tells my husband about my faux pas. And by tells I mean gave him shit.
I spent forty five valuable minutes composing a kiss-ass I'm sorry, I'm wrong email to my MiL......and very subtly suggested that if they (the in-laws) were upset with me, they might bring it up with me instead of going through my husband.
It's not a matter of they're East Coast and I'm West Coast. I know plenty of peeps from the East, and almost East, Coast *blows my flist kisses*, and they're not such grudge bearers. It's not a matter of social-economic differences. My BFF has serious money and she's as sloppy as I am. So what is it? Do they just enjoy these unintentional slights - roll around in it, getting all insane with it, then letting my husband have it the first time he calls them?
Wanna bet they don't bother to answer me? *rubs palms together*
Today at work, the whole building was without toilet usage because of a burst pipe. They brought in porto-potties.