Jean-Paul Sarte, the French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, literary critic, and atheist, who was also known to make a crazy good stuffing, wrote the famous words "l'enfer, c'est les autres." This phrase seems unintelligible until one realizes it was written in the language called "French." It has been variously translated as "Your gravy, she is lumpy," or "Grandfather, lie on the floor until the feeling passes," but most commonly is said to mean "Hell is other people."
- Your mother/mother-in-law/grandmother/aunt WILL overtly or covertly criticize the way you cook everything
- Your brother/brother-in-law/uncle/cousin WILL show up with a half-finished bottle of Wild Turkey
- Your sensitive sibling/niece/nephew/cousin WILL throw a pout about sitting at the kid's table - again
- Your husband/boyfriend/partner WILL fail to help you clean the house, prepare the meal, or wash the dishes, ignore everything and everyone who's not watching the game, and act surprised when you tear him a new one when everyone's gone home