Write a brief Thank You note to your future in-laws thanking them for hosting the holiday meal. The meal you caused to somehow be ruined.
Time for a winner!!! 12/4/09
Dear Beth and Bob,Winner: Taylorvillegirl (@GirlyBitzGirl)
Thank you so much for inviting us out to dinner. It was nice to spend some time with you. It was also very nice to meet Bob's parents.
Please extend my apologies once again to Bob's mother. Believe me, I meant no harm. When I said "What are you, blind?" to Ron because he couldn't see the score on the big screen, it was all in good fun. It was in no way a reference to Bob's blind mother, who I can only hope has less than perfect hearing also. I'm assuming that is not the case based on the deadening silence that followed my comment.
And of course, I will pay for Beth's dry cleaning. After all, Ron only spit his wine all over her shirt as a gut reaction to the stupidity of my comment. If you think about it, it's really kind of funny. One of those cartoonish moments.
I understand if you are not yet ready to laugh about this. One day, you might. And I hope that I will still be in your good graces enough to enjoy that laugh with you.
Your socially inept future daughter-in-law,
Method of Selection: First, I have to say that though this post (and the holiday timing) didn't generate many responses, all four were very high quality! And I'm fantastic at sticking my foot in my mouth by saying something that seemed innocent and still managing to offend so congrats to Taylorvillegirl!