A woman was furious after discovering that her mother-in-law stole her Valentine’s Day gift and insisted that someone buy it for her.
When she asked her mother-in-law who got her the gift, she said she could no longer remember.
Taking to Mumsnet, the woman explained that her husband bought her a few gifts for Valentine’s Day, and one of them was a mug with the words ‘love you’ on it.
“About five years ago, my husband bought me a few gifts for valentines day including a mug, it was very distinctive being red with ‘love you’ on it,” she wrote.
The wife said she really liked the mug as it would make her smile every time she looked at it.
“A few years ago we stayed with mother-in-law between house moves for four weeks, and I took my favorite mug.
“I noticed her using it a few times, fine, okay, fair enough we were staying there. But when we moved out, and I couldn’t find this mug. I swear I packed it but it wasn’t in the box with other mugs.”
But when they visited her mother-in-law, she noticed her mug in the cupboard.
“I thought oh good, I can’t have packed it! I brought it out and said I’d been looking for it and phew there it was!” she expressed.
“She said NO that’s her mug. That someone bought it for her. I asked who? She couldn’t remember. This mug is very distinctive, even with a little scratch I made by accident the first week I had it, so I know it’s my mug.”
People on Mumsnet were quick to share their thoughts, with one person writing: “I’d have stolen it back.”
Another said: “Have you told your husband? I would get him to pinch it back. I’m petty though.”
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