My in-laws are in the midst of the longest and strangest divorce known to mankind. Seriously. Since they are divorcing, we get Christmas presents from each of them.
My MIL sent us a lovely present this year. I’m not really sure what got into her. It was pretty awesome!
My father-in-law sent us a card. Not so bad. At least he thought of us, right? So I opened the card up and inside was a check made out to my husband. I didn’t think anything of it because most people just make checks out to one of us so that we don’t both have to endorse them. No big deal. I read the card. It was pretty nice sentiment. Then the check to my husband slid out of the card and underneath it was another check. This second check was made out to me. For half the amount as the first one. What? That doesn’t even make any sense. Why not make one check to both of us and we can split it however we want? Or why not give us both the same amount?
My husband called and talked to him and thanked him for the card. FIL mentioned that he decided not to give me as much to me and he hoped I wasn’t upset by it. Ok. When my husband tried to say anything about why he decided that, FIL just changed the subject. Whatever. I suppose it’s the thought that counts.
Or something like that…