She Met Her Boyfriend’s Parents for the First Time at Thanksgiving, but They Were So Weird That She Booked Herself on the First Flight Home

A woman recently shared the story of her disastrous first meeting with her boyfriend’s family. They were meant to stay for Thanksgiving weekend, but after a series of strange and unconventional events, she jumped on the first flight home. Here’s what she had to say.

First meeting

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The woman said, “My boyfriend and I went to see his parents for the first time. It was Canadian Thanksgiving.” 

Cut short

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“We were supposed to stay Saturday and Sunday and fly back in the afternoon Monday,” she added. “But I was back in my own bed by Sunday night.” Here is what happened.

Airport collection

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Things started out well. Her boyfriend’s parents collected them from the airport and drove the pair back to the house. Then things began to get weird.

Contraband questions

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When they got to the house, her boyfriend’s parents asked if she had any drugs in her bag. She was stunned and wondered who would ask a guest a question like that. 

Separate rooms

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They proceed to show the couple to their rooms. They would have to sleep separately, with her in the guest room and him in his childhood quarters. 

Making it work

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The woman figured that everyone had their quirks. She kept an open mind. However, things were about to get strange when they sat down to eat.

Thanksgiving dinner

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They sat around the table to enjoy a meal together. However, during the dinner, her parents informed her that she’d need to contribute $30 towards the food.

Stunned reaction

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The woman didn’t understand. She was a guest, and she’d never encountered this sort of behavior before. She was so shocked that she couldn’t find the words to reply.

Evening confrontation

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When dinner was finished, she confronted her boyfriend. She asked what was going on and why her parents were demanding that she pay for her meals as a guest in their home.

Standard practice

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Her boyfriend told her that it was how they did things. He said that when they invited friends over for a BBQ, they made the same request.  

Argument ensues

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The couple argued the point for a while. Then, the mother came to escort the woman to her own room. As she sat there alone, she plotted her route out of this nightmarish Thanksgiving weekend.

Flights booked

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She booked the first flight out of there and a cab. It wasn’t cheap. However, she couldn’t abide being asked to pay for the dinner. If his parents wanted to make a good impression, this wasn’t the way to do it.

Was she in the right?

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The woman’s boyfriend was upset that she left. She also felt bad for leaving first thing in the morning, but his parent’s behavior had been so strange that she had no choice. She wrote to an online forum and asked if she had acted reasonably. She got very supportive replies.

The internet responded

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One poster said, “Congratulations. You have received a rare and golden opportunity to see what your future with this man will look like. Don’t take it lightly.”

While another replied, “Why didn’t he warn you? And what was the drug question about? Why didn’t he pay for you? So many questions.” 

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