shedLet this be a lesson in when to keep your mouth shut. A man already suffering from the loss of his mother is now in deep trouble with the law after cops say he locked his wife in their shed. Awful husband? Well, maybe.

But what would you do if your spouse started up a chorus of "ding, dong, the witch is dead" right after YOUR mother had died?

Oh no, she didn't? Oh yes, she did!

Cops in Truro, Cornwall over in England say that Andrew Salmon's wife wouldn't stop singing the ditty from the Wizard of Oz, so he locked her in the shed. When she broke out of there and went back into the house, Salmon is accused of punching her and pinning her to the bed.

He's expressed he's sorry in court, but well ...

You can't help but feel for the guy, right?

Then again, put yourself in the wife's shoes, and well, awful mother-in-law stories are a dime a dozen!

The story is just so ... OK, who am I kidding, it's kind of hysterical. Not that dear old mom is dead, of course, but you have to give Mrs. Salmon a little break here. The elder Mrs. Salmon might have been a real battleaxe.

We've all had those people in life whose death we may not celebrate, exactly, but if we're honest with ourselves, we're not really mourning them either. Some people just leave this earth better ... by leaving.

Then again, even the worst people on this planet tend to have at least one person who loves them. It's for their sake that you have to at least put up appearances and restrain yourself from dancing a jig on the grave.

At least hold off on the singing until you're in the shower, and even then keep it to a hum so you retain plausible deniability?

If she'd really loved her husband, I think she could have shown him a LITTLE compassion!

Do you have a battleaxe of a mother-in-law? What has she done?

 

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