My FMIL is not my favorite person in the world. She always has a snarky comment and she is always saying stuff to stress me out. Her and her husband live about 3 1/2 hours away so I don't see them often. She has some friends and 2 of them were nice enough to offer to throw me 2 separate showers, which I really appreciate. My FI went out and registered for some amazing dishes and silverware at Crate & Barrel, and then random stuff (kitchen stuff and bedding) at Macy's.
Well, yesterday FMIL calls me up and asks me what color towels we want. We didn't register for towels, which I tell her, and she's like, "Oh, yeah I know I just though you were going to add them." So whatever, we keep talking and then she throws this little gem in - "You know we don't have a Crate & Barrel up here, so most people will go to Macy's for the gifts."
It just really frustrates me that FI and I put in all our effort to register at C&B for the stuff that we REALLY want (I could care less about the stuff at Macy's, but I wanted a few lower-cost options) and now I feel like it's all for nothing. Is it really that hard to shop online? I know shipping is $5, but it will cost that in gas to drive to Macy's! I know a gift is a gift and I should appreciate it, and I do, I'm just really frustrated with her comments.
For those that registered at Macy's - if you return something, do you get cash back? We were thinking if that was the case we could just take the cash and buy our plates from C&B if we don't end up getting them.
Thanks for listening to my rant! I just needed to get that out!