my MIL is very shy and quiet, but a very nice person.
His family is all pretty nice, some little quirks in between but GOOD people.
Now my other 2 MIL's (this is my 3rd and final marriage btw)
1st one was definitely Satan Reincarnate!
This hypocrit preached about everything from religion, they would go on these retreat trips and she claims to have speaken in tongues (sp?)(what a crock o'****) to how I should take care of my husband, as she swigged down beer after beer, chain smoking and finally when you could get her to shut up she would go to bed. I could write a book on the looney tunes in that family, mostly due to her.
My 2nd MIL thought her son did no wrong. He would use her as an alibi when he would run off and not come back for hours and she would back him up in whatever he said. I called his brother and his wife who were sorta Ok, and his Mother and told them I needed to talk to them about A******. We met up at her house and I started telling them about a dangerous situation he was putting himself and me due to what he was doing. She didn't believe a word I said. Practically kicked me out of the house for telling such lies. She didn't come right out and say this, but walked into the other room where her other son and wife could see her and obviously was motioning for them to get me out of there. As soon as I leaned around the corner to see what was going on she had a split second warning from them and stopped whatever she was doing. I got the message and tried to tell them I wouldn't make up something like this and I could take them to the place that this even happens.
His brother and his wife believed me I am pretty sure, they know how crazy he was/is. Then when I had him arrested for waving/pointing a shotgun around when he was drunk and fighting with me. I went to my sons room to try to get away from him. Big mistake! He followed me still with the gun and his finger inside the trigger part. I ran upstairs after a scuffle where any one of us could've died and called the police. He came up and said he was leaving. He opened the door and all I heard was "get on the ground with your hands up!" being screamed, and there were at least 6 officers in a stance with their guns aimed straight at him. He went to jail. The next day I tried to call his mom and get bail to get him out. So she called me back and told me Sharon, (his x-wife) mother to his 2 grown BRATS, was going to go get him. I told her, no I yelled at her, I am his wife, why would you even call her? I guess I "upset her" by yelling and she called Sharon back and she called me and told me dont ever yell at his mom. I told Sharon I did'nt have time for her and she had no business in this situation so butt out! Then I hang up on her. She repeatedly called back and I picked up the phone and hung it up over and over till I finally left it off the hook. She was a witch too, she even looked like one, literally!
Anyway 2 to 1 in MIL ratings.