||[Apr. 27th, 2010|09:29 pm]
I unfortunately caught a bit of some Japanese drama on TV. No idea what the drama is supposed to be about, but there's a housewife who has to deal with her husband's mother living with them. The mother is hand washing the husband's shirts, but the housewife tells her that she sends them out so that they can be professionally pressed. The mother gets all mad and starts bitching about being useless as the housewife has her own ways of doing things. The mother had lived with her older son's family and had been told she doesn't need to help with housework over there as well. She grouses quite a bit, and the housewife just apologizes. I was already a bit irritated because the mother is bitching at the housewife about things that weren't her fault (a lot of the mother's complaints came from living in the older son's house).
That night the housewife asks her husband if she should have the mother help with the housework. She doesn't know how to deal with the mother. The husband reads a magazine as she talks, which makes me dread his reaction. My dread was well founded because he tells her that she's talking too much in this really exasperated manner. He tells her she's being too sensitive and that his mom is just great. When the housewife objects that he doesn't know the situation, he just blames her.
I got mad at that point. WTF is up with all these mama's boys who don't stand up for their wives against their mothers in these Japanese dramas? I've gnashed my teeth over many situations like this (or even worse ones where the mother is clearly just being a bitch or whatever RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HUSBAND) and it just drives me batty! I would've blasted that insensitive bastard if I'd gotten that kind of treatment, but this housewife just pouts. It's not like I'd expect the husband to side with her since he only knows her side, but he can't even be bothered with any of her silly worries and just dismisses her! When she won't drop the subject he just blames her.
I wish these women would kick these pathetic boy-men in the balls and stomp out in disgust once in a while...