A woman is considering cutting her mother-in-law out of her life. It is not that her mother is overbearing or particularly nasty. It turns out that he reason is completely different.
Posting on Mumsnet, the woman revealed she is "dying of embarrassment" after her husband's mum discovered a sex toy in the laundry. She admitted she did not know what to do after the shocking discovery.
The woman explained her washing machine is broken, and the "kind and lovely" 68-year-old offered to help out with the laundry - before returning the clothes neatly folded in carrier bags.
She added, "I've just hung everything up now. In one of the carrier bags, on top of the pile of folded clothes, was a small, black C*** RING.
The woman added that the adult toy was her husband’s but she had not seen it for years and neither of them had any clue as to how it got into the laundry.
She added, “There is no chance she doesn't know what it is. We can never go to her house or see or speak to her ever again, can we?!?”
The cringe-worthy 'dirty laundry' dilemma has had Mumsnet in hysterics.
One user wrote to her, wishing, “good luck with your new life abroad".
While DontDribbleOnTheCarpet wrote, "I think you have to never leave your house again. Or you could mercilessly mock your husband, one of the two."
Another user Sparklingbrook teased: "You are lucky it didn't break her washing machine."
TaliZorahVasNormandy added, "Can you and your family apply for Mars mission? Half a planet just aint enough here."
There were others who told her to simply deny all knowledge, and hope it never gets brought up.