DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a widow who remarried a few years ago. My husband is a tall, handsome professional. My brother's wife, who is slightly younger than I, likes to get attention from any men around and, it seems, has set her sights on my new husband.
On several occasions, when she is annoyed at my brother, my sister-in-law has remarked that she will "go sit with," "go be with" or "ride home with" my husband because "he will have me." It makes it very awkward for my husband, my brother and me.
I am insulted both on my brother's behalf and at her insinuation that my husband is somehow available. Could you suggest a humorous but pointed remark that will quash this behavior and not cause too much embarrassment all around?
GENTLE READER: "Oh, ha ha, he's not getting in the middle of this. Come, dear, let me recuse you and let these two work things out on their own."