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Things that people think make them different, when they really apply to everyone.t

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BrianButterfield Wed 16-Jul-14 20:28:30

For example, people saying "I love my sleep!" or "I need my sleep" like everyone else is take-it-or-leave-it where sleep is concerned. They always say it as a sort of major personality point, which makes me think "that's your key feature? You like to sleep? Like every person on the planet, more or less?"

I also know someone who goes on about how much they love holidays. Unlike all us plodding plebs who much prefer 52 solid weeks or work every year.

RabbitSaysWoof Wed 16-Jul-14 20:32:50

People who gush so much about how they love their dc.
Who doesn't??
I would never fb about how I 'love being a mummy' doesn't mean I dont feel it, but it's just so cheesy to say aloud.

BrianButterfield Wed 16-Jul-14 20:54:05

Oh yes - "I'd do anything for my kids!"

Always makes me want to say "god, I do nothing for mine."

Slubberdegullion Wed 16-Jul-14 20:55:46

Being busy.

RubySparks Wed 16-Jul-14 20:57:20

Or the 'I hate hospitals' or 'I hate needles'

Showy Wed 16-Jul-14 21:00:56

I was going to say hospitals and needles.

I like all music me, bit of everything. No you don't. And everybody says it.

BrianButterfield Wed 16-Jul-14 21:01:22

Yes - as if there are people out there going "great, gran's poorly! I fucking LOVE hospitals!"

RabbitSaysWoof Wed 16-Jul-14 21:03:05

As it goes I really do they all have Costa's in them now.

RabbitSaysWoof Wed 16-Jul-14 21:03:25

I hate funerals

BrianButterfield Wed 16-Jul-14 21:05:04

"I just can't get going until I have my tea/coffee in the morning ."

Said everyone in the world.

BrianButterfield Wed 16-Jul-14 21:06:34

"I just can't get going until I have my tea/coffee in the morning ."

Said everyone in the world.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Wed 16-Jul-14 21:13:54

You mean like people who put 'cinema, theatre and eating out' or 'socialising' on their CVs ... As hobbies.

Now I don't have any exotic interests but I'm sure I could muster up something more than that.

KERALA1 Wed 16-Jul-14 21:15:53

Tattoos - now more interesting and daring not to have one.

Calling your child a turn of the century name. Thinking you are being bold and out there by choosing oscar or Florence when in fact every other child at play group has same/ similar one

TheIncredibleBookEatingManchot Wed 16-Jul-14 21:30:12

Having weird dreams.

Showy Wed 16-Jul-14 21:34:16

Dating profiles. Fun nights out and cosy nights in. Good wine and good friends <snore>

Crikeyblimey Wed 16-Jul-14 21:37:16

When people spend loads of money on 'stuff' because 'we like nice things'! Cos of course the rest of us like crap stuff!

BrianButterfield Wed 16-Jul-14 21:43:21

Having 'crazy' dyed hair. "Everyone thinks I'm mad because I have pink hair!" No, they don't really think anything much, because everyone has dyed hair now. I mean, if you like it because it looks nice, great, but don't do it to stand out,because it doesn't really.

happygirl87 Thu 17-Jul-14 07:49:08

I agree with the thread....but with the sleep thing, I do have a friend (we both have no DC who live with is) who always says "you can sleep when you're dead", never wants to go to bed/lie in/nap and functions on about 4 hours sleep, whereas I am grumpy if I don't get my 8 hours. So if she suggests a big night, I might say "oh, but remember I need my sleep!" and that is different from her IYSWIM?! Do fully appreciate that DC may be a game changer in this regard!

vicmackie Thu 17-Jul-14 08:30:57

When I was a waitress people used to do this all the time: imply that their utterly normal requests were really wild and they had to warn me before they expressed them so I could steel myself. "I've got a bit of an unusual request!!!!!!!!!!!!" Turns out they want chips instead of spinach with the lemon sole. Like every other fucker I'd served that month.

Or "Do you do decaf coffee?!" As if it was something really new and niche. Sometimes I played along and repeated the word "decaf" like I'd never heard it before, looking really perplexed, and then said I'd have to go and check with the barman. Cunts.

slithytove Thu 17-Jul-14 08:37:00

I don't mind hospitals or needles...

Actively go hunting for needles in fact (blood donation, piercings grin)

Rarely drink tea or coffee, certainly don't need it to wake up.

Not everyone is the same

Deverethemuzzler Thu 17-Jul-14 08:39:12


'the thought of a man hitting a woman really upsets me'

Umm yes, it does most people DM

'No, I get really angry. A red mist descends if I even think about it'


I am a big fan of Monica Dickens. In one of her books (from the war years) she recounts a woman saying
'Of course I have a great horror of war'
Monica thinks 'because of course the rest of us simply love it!

Nothing new under the sun smile

Deverethemuzzler Thu 17-Jul-14 08:41:29

I live in an area where people are prone to saying perfectly ordinary things and then staring at you bug eyed, inviting you to say 'oh no you never!'
'you are maaaaaaaaaad you are' 'OMFG only YOU!'

I don't say any of that stuff.
They are usually really boring people and it gets tiring trying to look astounded because they forgot their purse in Morrisons.

inabranstonpickle Thu 17-Jul-14 08:43:38

I never know what to say when asked about hobbies! All I do is read, bumble around shops with friends, go to pubs and restaurants with friends and erm go to the cinema/theatre!

loopylady83 Thu 17-Jul-14 08:49:38

I dont mind needles, a hospital appointment is a break from my girls the only thing I need in the morning is a fag, my hobbies are sleeping haha grin

PeteHornberger Thu 17-Jul-14 08:51:49

DH's aunt refuses to go to funerals, because she HATES them, unlike the rest of us who obviously cruise about looking for random funerals we can attend if things are a bit quiet.

Had to be persuaded to go to her dad's funeral and recently didn't go to her MIL's funeral because of this completely selfish and shit reason. And because we're all so British, when this was given as a reason for her absence everyone just nodded as if it was perfectly normal and we were all there because a funeral is our idea of a brilliant day out.

Surely it goes without saying that everyone fucking hates funerals?

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