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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Mar 17, 3:10 PM
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    An "Oh No" relative
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    • 14th Mar 17, 3:10 PM
    An "Oh No" relative 14th Mar 17 at 3:10 PM
    Heard a bit on the Ken Bruce show this morning that made me smile and thought I would ask on here.

    Do you have an "Oh No" relative?

    Perhaps an aunt or uncle that smells a bit funny or a cousin that picks his nose at the dinner table, any relative that you just wish that you never had to meet too often but for some reason they always seem to be around.

    Perhaps it might even be you
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Mar 17, 3:27 PM
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    Oh no! Not Wizard of Id again!












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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Mar 17, 3:37 PM
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    Oh no! Not Wizard of Id again!

    (Not really!)
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Yes, I am THAT relative
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 3:48 PM
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    I did have the dreaded ones, but sadly they have either passed away. or are now in care.
    My Godmother now in care, always smelled of moth balls. Was SO difficult to please, and was VERY rude to everyone.

    Do you have an "Oh no" Wizard of Id?
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Mar 17, 4:05 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 4:05 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 4:05 PM
    I did have the dreaded ones, but sadly they have either passed away. or are now in care.
    My Godmother now in care, always smelled of moth balls. Was SO difficult to please, and was VERY rude to everyone.

    Do you have an "Oh no" Wizard of Id?
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    I did have, she was not that bad really but there were time that I hated having to visit with my parents

    These days, I seldom see any of my relatives but there is an ;Oh No' guy that is in one of my walking groups that everyone has a sigh of relief when he doesn't arrive at the start point
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 4:13 PM
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    I did have, she was not that bad really but there were time that I hated having to visit with my parents

    These days, I seldom see any of my relatives but there is an ;Oh No' guy that is in one of my walking groups that everyone has a sigh of relief when he doesn't arrive at the start point
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Well both my parents passed away two years coming up. It has taken me that long to finalize the wills!
    A walking group. Where do you trek?
    Money, money, money
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Mar 17, 4:16 PM
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    Well both my parents passed away two years coming up. It has taken me that long to finalize the wills!
    A walking group. Where do you trek?
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Mostly local in Fife but the Ramblers go all over the country.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 4:24 PM
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    Crikey you live that far up!
    The furthest I have been is Edinburgh.
    Is it beautiful countryside?

    Sorry I am spoiling your thread.
    My biggest "Oh No" was my MIL. She acted like she was the Queen Mother, it used to wind me up.
    She made comments behind my back, like - "Is that a dress or a blouse?"
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 14th Mar 17, 4:29 PM
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    I think I have an "Oh No!" whole extended family!
    • Timpu
    • By Timpu 14th Mar 17, 4:39 PM
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    Oh No' guy that is in one of my walking groups that everyone has a sigh of relief when he doesn't arrive at the start point
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    There's always one odd ball in a group isn't there?

    There's a distant relative on DH's side who I met on our wedding day. Let's just say she upset fellow guests and decided to quiz me on my knowledge of dementia. What bride doesn't mind depressing conversation on their special day?

    Her greeting cards have become legendary as she spells my name incorrectly, sort of 'Jayne' rather than 'Jane'. I think she's desperate for an invitation to our home so won't stop sending them. Fat chance
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Mar 17, 4:48 PM
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    "Is that a dress or a blouse?"
    ...
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Or a tent?
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 5:04 PM
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    Or a tent?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Mr Pleazy you little Teazy

    I am VERY sure I would be your - lets hide it's Tips
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 14th Mar 17, 5:42 PM
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    I have a few Oh No relatives, and relatives of relatives, whom we try to limit their visitation rights. They have opinions on anything and everything, and we are wrong if our opinions differ.
    They are of course experts on everything from matters medical to political. We have to think of a list of things to talk about when we know they are a-coming that avoids certain subjects. Cue long periods of embarrassed silence.

    We also have an Oh No neighbour. We call him slobber chops because he wants to kiss the ladies on their kissers instead of their cheeks. I would never dream of doing that to anyone without their permission.
    My Lovely Cousin will make a point of going through the garage to get to and from the house rather than the front door if he is around. Many a time I have had a 'phone call to unlock the back door of the house and garage to let her in so she doesn't get accosted on our front doorstep.

    *shudder*
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Mar 17, 6:52 PM
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    They are staying here right now

    How many more nieces and nephews from Oz are going to show up because they are "doing Europe " with a "partner" they have only known 3 weeks and bleed me dry?

    A thank you wouldn't go amiss. That's all, just a thank you



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    • Firetastic
    • By Firetastic 14th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
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    Well used to have relatives that smoked and I mean smoked. The living room was just a haze. As soon as they finished a fag they would light another one up. Chain Smokers. Apart from that they were fine.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Mar 17, 8:24 PM
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    Well used to have relatives that smoked and I mean smoked. The living room was just a haze. As soon as they finished a fag they would light another one up. Chain Smokers. Apart from that they were fine.
    Originally posted by Firetastic
    I take it that was before the days of 'vaping'? These days you wouldn't be able to see them because of the Cumulus Nimbus.
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 14th Mar 17, 9:32 PM
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    My oh no relatives are both my parents' sisters (both have one sister - younger) and their partners. All dead boring, dull, lack sense of humour, ignorant and impractical. They could be easily sisters themselves.
    • Walter92
    • By Walter92 21st Mar 17, 9:14 PM
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    Several, the auntie who interferes in everyone's business and knows everything but is as thick as pig ****
    • dontone
    • By dontone 21st Mar 17, 10:09 PM
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    I've quite a few as well. The worst ones are my two cousins (who are sisters) who, when we spot them, we try and hide from them 'cos they are both rather loud and they both swear like troopers. It's a bit embarrassing.
    The thing is though, is that both of them are like bloodhounds, you hide, they find you. Much to both my Uncle's and my Mam's distress.
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    • tommix
    • By tommix 21st Mar 17, 10:27 PM
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    My cousin Jasper who slurps his Tea and mumbles a lot..
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