Every family has relatives like this.... ::)I've been here (at my folks place) for two days and I'm already counting the hours til my return flight ....not that my parents aren't great.....it's the other relatives that are so close for dropping by with all their unsolicited advice and loud opinions...jeesh...my mum has started rolling her eyes at me and smiling as I choke back a genuine response, attempting to be polite....she finds her in-laws just as hard to take sometimes.
My cousin keeps asking me "What are you laughing at?" I so wish I could just scream out "All you guys!"...but I've just been letting him think I'm just drunk.
I'm the good-natured diplomatic one in my family....I'm the smoother-of-ruffled-feathers one.....so if I were to stop being this then who knows what would happen. Too many opinions in one room, I guess.
But I know what you mean, Freckles, some people can't ever accept their own role in things, or that there may be other ways of doing things besides their way.
~ For us there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. ~