Brothers-in-law seem to be a very special species... my wife's brother-in-law always belittles her singing as "screeching around", telling her to "stop and get a proper job".
Until last Sunday, when my sister-in-law and her obnoxious husband were invited (had to) to celebrate my wife's birthday. He started ranting again, so I took him outside and told him, very thoroughly, that somehow he had missed the point that my wife was and is an international opera star (www.reginaschoerg.com, a few bookings still available), and he just a former professional firefighter who was relegated to office duties in his first year in the service because after every sortie, he had a nervous breakdown. He wanted to get violent, so I just clipped him a surprise one on the ear (he did not know that, for six years, I did Krav Maga self defence) and the matter was sorted. He came back from sleep after a minute or two and apologized for his conduct. Respect won.
Get your own place... who wants to live in the same house with ANY in-law relative?? Visitors and relatives are like fish, they both go bad after 3 days and you have to throw them out.
If you are living with HIM then get your act together and get out of there!
If he is living in YOUR house then the answer is simpler: Tell him to keep his mouth shut or hit the bricks.... then adjust your practice schedule so you can be practicing when he is trying to sleep.
Barlman, luckily you don't live in the U.S. in these days where such physical assault on another may find you having a seat at the defense table in a Courtroom. It would escalate against you if investigation revealed your martial arts training.
I once lost my "cookies" assisting in recovery following a domestic apartment gas explosion when I encountered a singed teddy bear. I then had to attend 12 sessions of psych before I was again assigned on field duty. I subsequently learned that all children were accounted for ... living and without injury.
B.O.F. with 0 credibility.
Silver Plated American Standard.
1957 Olds Recording
1946 Olds Super LA (Brass Tone Ring)
1972 Olds Super Star
1973 LA Benge 3x
1925 Conn New York Symphony 22
ACB Doubler's Flugel
Yes I am always going to keep playing no matter what I just feel better everytime I practice doesn't everyone?
The b-i-l is insecure. He makes up for his feelings of inadequacy by putting down others. Don't waste your time on him. Ignore him and maybe eventually he will grow up. It is OK for you to feel sorry for him, but you probably should not let him know. The more he puts down your trumpet playing the better you are getting.
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