Mother-in-law’s advice to son’s future bride goes viral.Posted: June 29, 2011 | |
Heidi Withers was chided by her future mother-in-law Carolyn Bourne for her “lack of grace” according to a cutting email that she shared with friends.
The email has since gone viral, no wonder, I love the language, sadly it typifies the stereotypical British.
Heidi Wither’s behavior during a visit to the family home in Devon is described as “staggering in its uncouthness and lack of grace.
“If you want to be accepted by the wider Bourne family, I suggest you take some guidance from experts with utmost haste.
“Here are a few examples of your lack of manners: When you are a guest in another’s house, you do not declare what you will and will not eat – unless you are positively allergic to something.
”You do not remark that you do not have enough food. You do not start before everyone else.
”You do not take additional helpings without being invited to by your host.
“When a guest in another’s house, you do not lie in bed until late morning in households that rise early. You fall in line with house norms.
“You should never ever insult the family you are about to join at any time and most definitely not in public.
“You regularly draw attention to yourself. Perhaps you should ask yourself why. No one gets married in a castle unless they own it. It is brash, celebrity style behaviour.
“If your parents are unable to contribute very much towards the cost of your wedding, it would be most ladylike and gracious to lower your sights and have a modest wedding as befits both your incomes.
‘Unfortunately for Freddie, he has fallen in love with you and Freddie being Freddie, I gather it is not easy to reason with him or yet encourage him to consider how he might be able to help you.
The prospective bridegroom and businessman Freddie Bourne, refused to comment.