Wife asked me to take vacation days for both Friday and Monday. ...to go visit the monster-in-law. Fine. Rhe woman is a piece of work. She dislikes most men and thinks that all of them are incompetent idiots. She dislikes most women only slightly less than men, for the same reasons. So there's vacation days up in smoke with a woman who doesn't like me. My mother went into the hospital last Thursday for heart ablation to treat arrhythmia. Seemed to go well so they released her on Friday. Dad texted me on Saturday that she was having headaches, very high blood pressure, and they were going to the emergency room. She's been there since undergoing various treatments and diagnostics. Keeping her till Tuesday at least, last I heard. The icing on the cake came tonight when I heard the monster-in-law YELLING at my 8-yo daughter. Apparently the child was talking too loud at the dinner table. "STOP YELLING AT ME! TURN ARROUND AND SIT YOUR BUTT IN THE SEAT, LEGS FORWARD, LIKE A LITTLE LADY! PAY ATTENTION AND MAYBE YOU WON'T MAKE A MESS. STOP CRYING!" Wife begged me not to go in. I still think we should have just left right then. We're leaving Monday morning (tomorrow) and it's not soon enough. Vile woman.