Friday, 27 March 2009

No Joke

What ever happened to Mother in Law jokes? Did they get banned by the political correctness gestapo, or did they just fall out of fashion? I must admit that I never really understood what all the fuss was about, and especially why people thought they were funny, until I got married. Sadly, my MIL did not approve of such humour.

Laughing when the joke is at someone else's expense might seem cruel, but the alternatives are far worse. As a Bosnian MIL found out recently. Her son-in-law was blaming her for his failing marriage, and instead of going out and getting a book of MIL jokes, or letting off steam on the MIL Stories Site he came home with an anti-tank missile. Unfortunately, the news item didn't say how he happened to get his hands on such a thing.

I suspect that he was overreacting just a bit. Anyway, he fired this at his MIL's house and succeeded in injuring her, which doesn't sound too difficult. Obviously disappointed at not managing to kill her, he tried again, this time with a Kalashnikov.

Fortunately for his intended victim he missed, and she survived her ordeal with the son-in-law from hell, who is now languishing in jail as one of the most incompetent would-be murderers ever.

Why couldn't he just have got a divorce???

The website I saw this story on quoted a French news agency, but I've been unable to find an English version to link to, I'm afraid.

14 comments:

Bee said...

FIRST!!

Bee said...

I wonder if the MIL was telling her daughter “leave him! He is a psychopath!” and he was trying to prove her wrong.

Bee said...

Andy and I have the best mother in laws... right, Mom R? ;o)

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

Presumably he thought that if he managed to kill his MIL he would be able to salvage his marriage, and that maybe they'd think it was an accident rather than murder (hence why he took the subtle approach)...

Bee said...

Isn't it like 2ish by you? Whatcha doin home?

Kat said...

LOL, maybe he figured actions speak louder than words- only in a sick and twisted way...

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

I'm going to write a blog post about my day tomorrow.

Kat:

I imagine the blast was probably way louder...

Chris Wood said...

I'm guessing she was on his case for incompetence - I mean, if you can't pull off killing someone with an RPG and Kalashnikov, chances are the shelves he put up would be very crap.

Anndi said...

Chris is right, and now the wife of said idiot will hear for all time from her mother how her failure of a husband couldn't even manage two relatively failsafe means of killing someone.

Jean Knee said...

I've grown to appreciate my MIL over the years.


that anti tank thing gave me the heebie jeebies. My Drew was on tanks in desert storm.

Brian o vretanos said...

Chris:

I hadn't thought of it like that.

Anndi:

Yes, not to mention the public humiliation dished out by the press and bloggers.

Jean Knee:

It's amazing how devestating something that small can be.

Dan said...

why not just stab her or put some Drano in her coffee?
He should have just moved away.

Jean Knee said...

if Marie ever ends up with drano in her coffee will we be accessories to the crime?

Brian o vretanos said...

Dan:

Most people manage to find a solution to their family issues that doesn't involve anti-tank missiles.

Perhaps he'd already tried the poison thing and failed due to his total incompetence (they never could understand why their dog dropped dead like that).

Jean Knee:

I think he meant the MIL, not Marie.