The plane has gone and so the in-laws are on their way home; but they have left me with the following list of just some of the things they consider permissible:
A shut door does not mean that you can't go in.
Drawers and cupboards are for riffling through. You never know when you might find something interesting to ask about….
It's OK to expect one's host to go out in the middle of the night for ice cream even though you have assured them you couldn't possibly eat 5 one-pint containers in a day.
It's OK to approach random strangers and share family secrets.
It's OK to sprawl all over the large 3-seat couch, leaving everyone else to fight over the lone lounge chair.
It's OK to ask your family's neighbours how much they paid for their house and what their land tax is and every thing else you think might be your business.
It's quite OK to change the channel in the middle of something someone is watching. Better, if one doesn't like what someone else is watching, you can just turn the TV off.
It's OK to point at items and ask someone how much they paid for them (this includes haircuts & medical procedures).
When in public it's quite OK to talk loudly about people's body shapes, disability, hair, clothes, colour, etc. And, better, if your family pretends they don't hear you, you repeat it even louder and repeat over until some response is elicited!
It is totally acceptable to be critical of absolutely everything!