Re: Christmas family work barbecue
She wanted an open bottle of wine to bring with her to drink on the way home while you're driving?
Did I read that correctly?
And if she couldn't take the bottle, she was going to make off with a full wine glass?
If you'd been pulled over, both of you may have been cited for open container violation.
Merry Christmas, I guess?
It was very rude for her to just take something without asking. Wine at those kinds of parties are either provided by the hosts or given as gifts by the guests. So, either your hosts bought it for the party (event) or it was given to them by a guest. If it was a gift, then yeah, your wife stole that wine.
She could very likely have jeopardized your job.
I'm also questioning why you didn't tell her to put the wine back. If you saw what she was doing, then you're enabling her rather rude behavior by not stopping it.
Lastly, if something bad had happened as a result of that open bottle of wine in your vehicle, it could come back to your boss and his wife in a very legal way. No host is going to want to be held at fault for someone else's bad choices, but it is a very real possibility. THAT is probably why they were upset your wife wanted to take the bottle of wine.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
~ A.A. Milne
Last edited by Satya; 12-25-2016 at 08:07 AM.