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Friday, July 1, 2011

Family spat goes viral

Family Spat Goes Viral

“It is high time someone explained to you about good manners.”

Thus began an email from Heidi Withers’ future mother-in-law after what seems to have been a highly unfortunate visit to the family of her fiancé, Freddie Bourne, with whom Ms Withers lives (though she may well have moved out, considering the circumstances).

Freddie’s stepmother, Carolyn Bourne, was not the only one horrified by Heidi’s behaviour during the visit – the family dog, Bomber, was traumatised. Heidi committed several cardinal sins, it seems, staying in bed too late, cracking tasteless jokes in the wrong company, and forgetting to send a thankyou card.

Unfortunately, Mrs. Bourne listed her well-meant (?) advice in an email, which Heidi forwarded to a few choice friends. And from there it went viral.

Red faces all around. It is too easy to forget the power of the internet.


Anonymous said...

I've seen the reference to Bomber, the family dog, being traumatized in a couple of these articles, but I cannot find any reference to a dog at all in the text of the email...

Whats up with that?

Levonne said...

Neat blog. I'm engaged with the story here!

Joan Druett said...

Thanks Levonne! And I haven't found the dog, either!