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Old October 14th, 2017, 08:47 PM
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Re: Was my brother's father in law phony with me with an insult?

What you call "phony" I call sadistic. If your brother's father in law is doing what you say purposefully, he is a bully.

Had someone I had previously had run-ins with said that dog comment to me with intent to be rude, I would have stepped back, looked them in the eye, and said "Oh, sorry. Go ahead then."

The answer isn't to be "phony" back. Being polite to bullies empowers them. The answer is to either stand up to him or stop making yourself a target. Bring your own food/wine if you can't eat/drink what everyone else is having, or better yet don't go. Don't make yourself a victim.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 06:56 AM
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Re: Was my brother's father in law phony with me with an insult?

There's a lot of things you could say or do to let your FIL know you're not going to tolerate the ignorant rhetoric that spews from that foul cavity on his face.

Bring your own wine next time and share it with anyone who would like to try it. You open and pour and don't let the bonehead bully you... In other words... Ignore his stupid comments or choose your battles. He's probably been a bully for a long time and has fine tuned his bullying ability. So play it smart.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 05:20 PM
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Re: Was my brother's father in law phony with me with an insult?

...wait.... This is your sister in laws dad? Snort, I wouldn't spend time with him.
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