Dear Snarky – I Posted A Mug Shot of My Sister-in-Law on Facebook

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I might have caused a forever-family rift and I need your help. We did a huge family spring break trip to the beach and because we were just with family some of the moms, including myself, wore swimsuits that we would never wear back home.  We looked horrible and super fat, but didn’t care because we were with people who shouldn’t judge us about how we look.

Well, a week after the vacation my super skinny sister-in-law, posted our fat ass bikini pics on her Facebook page! We were all furious. So, a couple of days later I posted a mug shot, from probably 5 years ago, on my page of my sister-in-law when she was arrested for a drunk and disorderly with the tag “throwbackthursday.”

Now, everyone, except the other moms in the bikini pic, hates me and my father told me that because of me all of our “family vacations” are in jeopardy. I already apologized and took the picture down. Is there really anything else I can do? Oh and my sister-in-law still has that bikini picture up on Facebook.

Signed, Sort of Sorry 

Dear Sorry,

I’m not going to say your sister-in-law didn’t deserve a little payback but the mug shot was probably going to far. I think a social media sharing of an arrest trumps a stomach flab status update any way you look at. So, my suggestion is why don’t you and maybe your entire family take a break from kinfolk vacations for a long while. Let feelings simmer down and allow sometime for everyone to get over it or until a messy divorce takes center stage.

I would also suggest no more family beach vacations and next spring break opt for a ski trip where everyone is wearing puffy clothes. Plus, always and I mean always, beware of your sister-in-law. Trust me eventually she’s going to exact revenge.

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7 thoughts on “Dear Snarky – I Posted A Mug Shot of My Sister-in-Law on Facebook

  1. No More Fat Shaming says:

    As far as I’m concerned the mug shot is not as bad as the fat pictures! The sister-in-law is a bitch and the family should be mad at her not the Dear Snarky letter writer. The fact that the fat pictures are still up on Facebook is totally wrong and if I were the letter writer I would tell my SIL to either take the pictures down or you’re going to put the mug shot back up.

    • Cori Chartier says:

      I absolutely agree. However, if she hadn’t posted the fat pix, then this would never have happened. the SIL is the one that started this. She needs to understand the concept of “consequences”. she deserved the mug shot post. THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO YOUR ACTIONS, at least there’s supposed to be in an adult situation.

  2. Lizzy says:

    Are you kidding me? I’m with No More Fat Shaming. The sister-in-law is a huge a hole and deserves to have her mug shot up all over social media not just Facebook.

  3. Fran says:

    I just saw you on Better Kansas City doing your Dear Snarky segment and had to weigh in (pardon the pun). All I have to say is you go girl for putting up the mug shot. The SIL deserved that and more. Your advice though about having the sister watch her back was excellent.

  4. Lady P says:

    Okay, everyone calm down. I’ve got two questions. 1) why in the hell would anyone wear a swimsuit so skimpy that they would never wear it back home and 2) why would they allow anyone to take a picture of them in the swimsuit? That was the mistake – the trashy bikini and allowing anyone, including a family member, to photograph them. One word – Tankini.

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