She met someone whose name is spelled the same as my hubby's but pronounces it differently, and now, 3 times so far, when we see her, she asks my hubby how he says his name! The first time she said "What is your name? How do you pronounce it?" He explained the family connection. The second time, she did the same "What is your name? I keep getting confused". He is so unruffled but it bothers me no end. This last visit it happened again.
How can you forget anyone's name, especially your fil's - someone you've known for years? We only see them about 3-4 times a year even though they live only an hour away. I questioned son this last time and he says the wrong name just slipped out. i say disrespectful!
I feel it is another way to show how little she thinks of us. We do a lot for them - gifts, lending money. We try to show love when we see them. She doesn't deal with us often - how hard is it to suck it up for a few times a year and be gracious?