There are times when people do things that are simply beyond comprehension, where no rational reason can be found.
We had one such experience this past weekend. BIL was in hospital having undergone a hip replacement on Wednesday. We had ascertained that the surgery had gone well so on Saturday OH called his brother on his cell phone which was not answered and he left a message. SIL called back and ranted on about why did he not call her because BIL was in ICU and could not have his phone and was not doing well – all sorts of complications had set in. She was on a roll and completely irrational not allowing OH to get a word in edgeways so he said he was gobsmacked and speechless and cut the call. Immediately she called back but he did not answer. Her voice mail was just as mad and full of anger and self pity.
OH later called the hospital because he was concerned about his brother as he had not really got a coherent answer on his condition. He asked for ICU and was told he had been moved out of there days ago. ICU transferred him to the ward where his brother was and he spoke directly to him. Amazingly BIL is doing fine, had been up and walking, no complications and was perhaps going home the following day. He did not mention to his brother that there had been a problem with his wife and his brother did not mention it either so maybe she did not say anything to him. Before putting him through to his brother he asked the sister if there was anyone with him and she said “no his wife has just gone, thank goodness, we had to ask her to leave”! No doubt she was creating drama there too.
Now I ask what on earth was my SIL thinking by spewing all that crap and once again creating drama in the family? You just can’t reason with this sort of madness and I’m not sure I even want to try.