|You are my new hero, for giving me a MIL conversation technique.
lol yes conversation enders are always good to have in your backpocket people like well often MIL try to drag you into the muck.... I refuse to play games.
Other ones "I don't know the answer let me ask Bob, Bob have I gained weight Susan keeps asking me."
Basically pass the buck.
Refuse to give a straight answer.
Answer questions with questions (that aren't related) like
Have you gained weight? You know I had to wait for an hour today at the dentist...
Phone conversation enders
- is that your line or mine beeping.
There's a priest at my door.
or to things like :
|So when Gladys was going on and on about Madonna kissing a woman and how gross that is, no one in the room knew that she was offending Jen on purpose. It was so sad.
You know "susan" when I see things that I don't understand I think what would jesus say.... Or what would Jesus gossip about? Do you know what the sin of judgment really is, it is putting oneself above god... Glad I don't know many overly judgmental people as it would be a sad affliction.
Basically I ignore the rude and respond sometimes as if the person said something positive like I agree susan as a christian who strives to accept and love everyone even when I don't understand their lifestyle choices isn't it nice that people aren't hiding in a closet somewhere and aren't forced to lie about who they are. Wow you really are an example for us all to follow as many people just blindly judge.(you will frustrate the crap out of her and probably everyone else will quietly bust a gut)
Susan I think I heard you being paged.
Or whats that on your pants? lol she will look down then start new topic.
My daughter provided the classic one a few holidays back to the 'bigot in law' he was going on about fill in the ethnic group my dd turned to him pretending to hear only the culture mentioned not the explitives associated with it and said we studied that culture in school they have a rich and vibrant history.