Rummaging through others' things is rude. This woman is making her potential mother-in-law regret her actions with some epic tongue-in-cheek notes.
We don’t like the idea of another individual going through our stuff without our permission, right? So, imagine your fiancé’s mom snooping around your house, digging through your wardrobe and drawers for God knows what! The horror!
One woman has found a snarky way to teach her fiancé’s mother—who was poking around where she shouldn't be—a lesson she will never forget. Reddit user u/jemmi44 shared her real-life story which has made the community uncomfortable and disappointed with the older woman’s actions.
The original Reddit post read as follows: "I bought a house seven years ago and I met my fiancé, Al, four years ago. This year he moved in. We're talking about making it a home for both of us. But as of now, he hasn't moved much stuff in, right now 95% of the stuff and furniture in the house are mine. When his mom comes over, she's kind of a snoop. He was used to that, but when she comes to our house, it's so uncomfortable because she's just going through my stuff. When I am bothered, she's like 'I was just helping with chores,' etc. He says I should just let her because she has 'a lot of nervous energy.'"
The fiancé’s mom continued her annoying actions for a while. Then, the woman came up with an idea to put an end to all the snooping when the mother commented about an affirmation note she had come across in the house.
"One thing she snooped on was actually embarrassing. In my home office, I had a little affirmation post-it note on my monitor saying, 'I am smart, I am skilled, I am deserving of great things.' It was a silly thing my therapist recommended to get me in a confident mindset before an interview. But as a joke, I decided to do it again," she wrote. "I had my best friend over and we got wine drunk and wrote a bunch of 'affirmations' to hide."
Here are some of the epic tongue-in-cheek notes the woman left around the house. The note she left inside the medicine cabinet read: “My teeth will regrow! I am sharklike and powerful!” “I know when to spoon, but I also know when to fork! I am sexy and self-assured!” the note inside the kitchen drawers read. The one on her work desk read: “I will not just f*ck my way to the top of the company, I will f*ck my way to the top of the world!” The one in the closet said, “I am beautiful with clothes and without! Especially without! My boobs are legendary!”
The fiancé’s mom found the notes and started acting a little bit weird around her. She even tried to brainwash her son into believing that the woman he is about to marry seemed “unstable, egotistical, and moving in (with her) was a bad idea.”
“She showed him the notes and he didn't really know what to make of it," u/jemmi44 recalled. When he eventually figured out that she'd left the notes out on purpose, her fiancé even accused her of unnecessarily agitating his mother. "He said I was making stuff hard for him, his mom was really protective and adjusting to him moving in with a girlfriend for the first time, and I was agitating her on purpose and making her think I wouldn't be a good partner when he wanted her to have the opposite impression of me," she concluded.
The Reddit community sided with the woman who posted about this and felt that the fiancé’s mother was wrong to go through her stuff without permission. u/Aunty_Fascist wrote: "She's snooping through your home. I'd have gone further and left little notes like, 'Nobody likes a snoop,' and 'You aren't welcome to go through my things.' But yours were pretty damn funny. It's a red flag if your fiance stands up for her invading your privacy like this."