There would be only two possible outcomes for a psychology PhD student that chose the Romanian Mother-in-Law as the subject of their doctorate thesis. After years of trying to understand and explain the ‘special’ form of common sense that Romanian Mother-in-Laws practice, the doctorate student would end up either a) severely nerve damaged with high suicidal tendencies, or b) the recipient of the Nobel prize in psychology.
The Romanian Mother-in-Law is a special creature indeed. If you’ve never had the pleasure to examine such a creature, consider yourself lucky. It takes a special kind of mental sauce to deal with the roller coaster ride that is communicating with a Romanian Mother-in-Law. Take it from someone deep in the psychological trenches, avoid it at all costs!
– Ralu F Constantinescu
(Always stating the obvious)