ok where to start with ex inlaws!
- my ex SIL used to charge people for coming to her house for dinner - including her own mother - "thank for coming everyone - that works out to be $21 a head please"
- ex FIL keeps the plastic on the TV remotes that they came in, always, not easy changing chanels through plastic
- ex FIL refused to allow mil to use their stove at home as it would get too dirty so she cooked in a camp oven thing in the back room
- he had a sports car he bought in 1985 that has 2000 kms on it ( as of 2004) as he didnt want to wear it out - so it was never driven
my current in laws are great but keep everything - all their wedding presents are still in the boxes (dinner sets, glass wear etc ) as they are too good to use - they were married in 1970!