Whew. Got that previous post out of my system, so for now it's back to the banal.
Tomorrow my wife and I are going to her hometown for my mother-in-law's birthday. Hopefully this is enjoyable for all, but I have to admit a visit to my inlaws is always a crap shoot. They're generally nice people...but sometimes not.
My wife and I have established with each other "The 10-Minute Rule." That means both of us have to be prepared to pack up and leave her family's place within 10 minutes. Either person can invoke the rule, with minimal explanation to the other.
In five years of marriage, I've had to invoke The 10-Minute Rule once. My wife has also used it once.