One woman was left shaken after a casual family lunch turned into a weight-shaming nightmare when her mother-in-law dropped some not-so-subtle hints about her size.
The woman posted about what happened on the forum Mumsnet, explaining that she was given a much smaller portion size than her husband and father-in-law.
"Generally I like MIL. Our relationship isn't that bad, however, I'm fat and she really really can't cope with the idea that I'm not crash dieting. She is permanently on a diet. We stayed with them yesterday. Lunch while traveling and then dinner there. Roast chicken. I was served a single roastie, a slice of breast meat and 2 tablespoons of veg. Mil had slightly more. FIL and DH had laden plates," she said.
"After looking in shock I asked for some more, she said there wasn't any. DH then split his food with me, leaving us both with reasonable sized portions."
The woman and her hubby then headed to the pub and ordered fish and chips on the way back, much to the disapproval of her mother-in-law.
She added: "Later on because of the atmosphere we went off to the pub and had a little too much to drink, we got fish and chips on the way home, and ate them sitting in her garden while she glared through the kitchen window. She then made some comment about me being a pig once we were inside. I replied that if she was a decent host who served adequate food to both sexes then we wouldn't still be hungry."
She then asked others for advice on how to handle the situation, admitting she has no desire to make amends.
Majority of people in the forum felt her mother-in-law was in the wrong and that it should be left to her to apologise.
"She called you a pig? It would be a cold day in hell before I called her. And if my DH didn’t back me up there’d be serious problems. What a rude and unwelcoming woman," said one.
Another said: "Absolutely don't call her, your DH can do it instead and tell her she was rude to give you the food she did."
What do you think? Was her motjer-in-law out of line?