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#1 Leafprincess

Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:16 AM

This woman takes the cake when it comes to stupidity...


#2 Soontobegran

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Pretty silly...thankfully everyone is alright.
That being said I am sure she would not be alone in her ignorance about the possible dangers sad.gif

#3 Chelara

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

Yeah same thing happened in Sydney over the winter as apparently they couldn't afford heating.

#4 Lyn86

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Why on earth did the daughters inlaw not say something??

#5 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

I try to not be judgemental about 'stupid' things. People do all sorts of things that other would consider 'stupid' - putting kids in shopping trolleys, for example.
It wasn't that long ago that people had open fires in houses for warmth. It might not be obvious to all that a barbecue would pose a hazard.
ETA - I'm sure that newspaper article was published as a public message to warn others, not to mock the lady in question.

Personally, I also think that one would need to do something knowingly horrible to earn 'worst MIL' badge, not just something a bit ignorant.
Besides, why call her a MIL? Must we demonise MILs so much? Surely she is the children's father mother, and thus, mostly simply, the grandmother.

Edited by AntiBourgeoisie, 07 January 2013 - 03:45 PM.

#6 Ally'smum

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

I guess if you don't know, you don't know.

An education campaign is what is needed, not to call someone stupid for being uneducated....

#7 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

I have to agree with PPs

I was expecting this thread to be about some woman who was doing something dreadful to her son's wife. Turns out it was about a woman who did something pretty stupid but apparently meant well and had no idea she could be harming anyone.

Hardly a contender for "worst MIL" IMO.

#8 Just a marshmallow

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

This topic would be better re-titled to a warning about carbon monoxide, not ridiculing a woman who didn't know about the dangers of bringing a barbecue indoors.

I like to think that I am rather intelligent and educated, and while I would never bring a barbecue indoors, I would not have been able to specifically tell you about the carbon monoxide.  

And yeah - why MIL?

Edited by Ruby Victoria, 07 January 2013 - 01:42 PM.

#9 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE (Lyn86 @ 07/01/2013, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why on earth did the daughters inlaw not say something??

They were possibly not aware of the danger and may be from a cultural background where they are not encouraged to question the actions of their husbands' mother.

Perhaps some clearer warnings on these types of barbecues would help.

I don't think stupidity is the problem here, just ignorance.

#10 Marchioness Flea

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

It's got nothing to do with her being a MiL, or even a grandmother. She was just a person who made a pretty bad mistake.
Some of the threads on here have what I'd consider to be even worse MiL's, ones who victimise their son's wives and children and play off one person against another. This woman just made a stupid mistake.
The other adults might not have realised it was not the right thing to do either, and possibly the child got sick so fast it never occurred to anyone at the time.

#11 JustBeige

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

Worst MIL? Nope. Not even close.

Dumb decision made by a person? Absolutely. Hell yes.

There are many many 'worst' MILs stories on here.

#12 Katie_bella

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

i feel for this woman, her actions could have killed her family members, she must feel terrible.

Plus, she can't be the worst MIL.....because mine is! rolleyes.gif

#13 Lyn86

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

So it's ok for the d-I-l not to know the risk but not the mother inlaw?

#14 CallMeFeral

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

I would have had no idea that a bbq being brought inside would cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

#15 Prawnstar

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

Worst MIL - I have one that would beat this poor woman hands down! In fact, maybe I could encourage mine to try this technique  cool.gif Just joking folks - she doesn't speak to me so I can't tell her lol

#16 PatG

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

This isn't particularly rare, I believe a teen girl died in the UK last year while camping with her family due to a similar BBQ being brought inside the tent.  OP, could you perhaps change part of your post title to highlight the danger?  Very lucky no one was seriously harmed in this instance.

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