Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Vent or Bust!!



Some people are selfish, self-centered, know-it-alls and I've had a visit from one of the top dogs today!

I wait for almost 9 months every year for that wonderfully delicious taste of vine-ripened tomatoes, and although I'll share the bounty, I'm selfish enough that I want those first few lucious beauties sliced and sittin on MY table. After that, I'll give you a few for your dinner or if they are way more than I am able to can, I'll load you up with more tomatoes than you can shake a stick at.

Today the MIL came by and wanted to know if she could have a couple of ripe tomatoes for supper. I told her sure, and since Jami was here, she went to the garden and hunted around and picked her 4 nice sized ones. Well, MIL follows her out there and discovered there were more than 4 ripened ones so SHE PICKS THEM ALL!! Now I don't even have enough tomatoes for MY supper!!

Never mind that this woman and another of her sons have a half acre garden of their own (undoubtedly their tomatoes aren't ripe yet), has another son who is living with her since his wife left him, who does not earn enough to pay her anything for room and board, but who earns enough for his beer (guess we're providing tomatoes for his supper too!), and she probably still has 6 dozen jars of tomatoes she canned from our garden LAST year!

Forgive me, but holy shit I'm PISSED!!

13 comments:

Joan said...

I know, the first tomatoes of the season are the best.

Maybe you should have given her the "History of the Middle Finger"..yathink?

Tammy said...

Mother-in-laws
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
I say let's saddle up and go get that 'mater pilfering ol' daughter of a biscuit eater!!!!
:-D

cassie-b said...

I don't blame you. I plant tomatoes every year, and same thing - if I have more than I can use, help yourself. But don't take all the ripe ones - ever.

Next time, if there is a next time, you probably should offer to go out and get her one.

Cas

Sally said...

Forgive me, but HS I'm laughing. So sorry, Ms. B, but I love it when you vent! Okay, give me the finger! :)

Special K said...

No frigging shit you're pissed! What a selfish asshole.

Mary Lou said...

Ok Brenda Let's march right over there and take back 1/2 of them...Im right behind ya!! Selfish Bitch!!

Oh Man I love fresh ripe off the vine still warm from the sun firm juicy tomatoes!! Gimme a shaker of salt and Im in hog heaven...then I have a rashy chim from all the tomatoe juice running down it.

Brent said...

Ya know, I can track her down and violate her constitutional rights...if you want. There is nothing better, or more valuable, than home-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes!!

Andie Pandie said...

Well for fucks sake I'd be pissed too! That isn't right. Ugh but MILs get on my nerves.

Leslie said...

Looks like someone just helped herself to her very last birthday card, Christmas card, mother's day card....

Bluejean Baby said...

Oh, damn, I'd be right pissed, too! There's nothin' like REAL tomatoes, still warm from the garden! If she's smart, she'd better make herself scarce for a while.

John Strain said...

Man, I don't blame you. It is a lot like the little red hen.

Cindra said...

I've been having outlaw misery this last week, too. I feel your pain.

Attila The Mom said...

Oh My. I am so grateful that I live halfway across the country from my in-laws. ;-)