7 Ways You Behave Differently Around Your Significant Other Vs. Their Family
We all act a little different depending on the situation. When we’re waiting in line for two hours at the Disneyland Matterhorn, we’re giddily chatting with our friends and taking pictures for a sweet family from Singapore. When we’re waiting in line for two minutes to park at Ralph's, we’re cursing every damn person who dared grocery shop at 8:00PM on Sunday. But there are no two greater contrast in behaviors than when we're hanging out with our significant other, and when we're hanging out with said significant other's family. Here are the differences:
1. When You Get a Gift From Their Family...
This baby Jesus Christmas ornament is amazing. Thank you so much. No, we don’t have a tree this year. But I’ll find a place for it. Like my rearview mirror? Yes, perfect!
... And When You Get a Gift From Your SO
A waffle maker. I don’t even like waffles. You’re hungry? Great.
When You’re Hungry Around Their Family...
That meatloaf smells delicious. No, I’m not hungry at all. You said dinner would be at seven and it’s eight-thirty but it’s really not a problem.
... And When You’re Hungry Around Your SO
Go ask them again how long it will take. I don’t care if you just asked five minutes ago. GO ASK. Still two hours? WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU? I want my fancy sushi! You’re being a real smelt egg right now and that is NOT a compliment.
3. When You Want Something From Their Family...
Ice cream? Oh, haha I mean we could all order dessert if you want to. I’m fine with whatever. I heard their mint chip is good. But I don’t know if I can eat more. So full!
... And When You Want Something From Your SO
Get me a glass of POM. Mixed with Pellegrino. Do the right ratio! If it’s wrong — GAHH YOU ARE THE WORST.
4. When You Give a Life Update to Their Family...
My acting career is great! I love being an extra. Free food, lots of downtime, seeing my blurry butt behind Gina Rodriguez on Jane the Virgin. What could be better?
... And When You Give a Life Update to Your SO
What am I doing? I hate being an extra. I eat all the bagels, sit on a metal chair for five hours in the cold. But my blurry butt does look damn good behind Gina Rodriguez on Jane the Virgin.
5. When You Get a Compliment from Their Family...
You are too kind. No, that parallel parking job wasn’t that hard. You don’t need to applaud me. Oh, you’re so sweet to applaud.
... And When You Get a Compliment from Your SO
I look "nice"? I don’t look like the fifth most populous city in France. Yes, I know it’s not pronounced that way. GAHOJDKLJFIAOEJFKSLD.
6. When Their Family Mispronounces Something...
Oh, yes I’d love some chai seeds on my oatmeal. Mm chai seeds!
... And When Your SO Mispronounces Something
It’s Alhambra. Not A-la-hambra you goat.
7. When You Say Good-Bye to Their Family...
... And When You Say Good-Bye to Your SO
How are you different around your SO versus their family? Let me know on Twitter @AndiHester!