To hate the school gate

(164 Posts)
littlebillie Fri 15-Feb-13 18:56:27

That's it I hate it!

everlong Fri 15-Feb-13 18:58:06

I dare say there is someone at school you could smile at/pass 5 mins chatting to etc.

They can't all be dreadful.

WorraLiberty Fri 15-Feb-13 18:58:28

Could you give it a lick of paint?

littlebillie Fri 15-Feb-13 18:59:10

I am only there once a week. Bloody tribal!

MyDarlingClementine Fri 15-Feb-13 18:59:30

I hate the school drive but cant do much about that, can you paint it?

everlong Fri 15-Feb-13 19:00:22

Once a week!

Yabu to let it get to you then!

What's up with the mothers then?

WorraLiberty Fri 15-Feb-13 19:01:49

You might have to tell us what the actual problem is eventually OP

I hate guessing games grin

littlebillie Fri 15-Feb-13 19:06:31

Today was a good example I saw two mums today who I met on the walk to school we have been out together and spent time together. Today I was ignored and they were acting like I had the plague. They couldn't get away faster enough. I know one quite well and feel like sending a text to ask what is wrong. I am just perplexed

WorraLiberty Fri 15-Feb-13 19:08:16

Perhaps they were in a hurry?

Did you walk up to them and say hello?

Angelfootprints Fri 15-Feb-13 19:08:25

Whats the gate ever done to you?

everlong Fri 15-Feb-13 19:09:38

That's odd isn't it?

If I was ignored by 'mum's' that I'd been out with/spent time with I'd be saying ' oi lady what's the problem ' try it next time.

littlebillie Fri 15-Feb-13 19:10:11

We were all collecting our kids heading in the same direction

littlebillie Fri 15-Feb-13 19:10:21

We were all collecting our kids heading in the same direction

I broke the school gate the other week. I dont hate it though, i was very sorry.

littlebillie Fri 15-Feb-13 19:11:29

We were all collecting our kids heading in the same direction

littlebillie Fri 15-Feb-13 19:11:30

We were all collecting our kids heading in the same direction

FutTheShuckUp Fri 15-Feb-13 19:12:20

Work fulltime-I avoid all that shizzle

WD40?

Feminine Fri 15-Feb-13 19:16:31

Some women use the school gate to make themselves feel better.

Well, not the actual gate obviously wink

But, I have noticed it. They are women with small minds. It takes nothing to smile and be civil...

Ignore them next time!

Floggingmolly Fri 15-Feb-13 19:20:06

Were you collecting your kids and heading in the same direction, by any chance?

Feminine Fri 15-Feb-13 19:20:56

flogg grin

Spinaroo Fri 15-Feb-13 19:24:12

I would say they were probably gossiping about someone And don't want to have to stop the conversation. Try not to take it personally

Godessinthemaking Fri 15-Feb-13 19:31:38

Used to hate it! Have to agree with everlong that if these people are your friends, then say something! I couldn't have survived without the mums that I knew and still know.

You've all got one purpose, to collect your child and take them home! I never got involved in playground/ school gate politics with people I didn't know, and really couldn't be bothered with it all.

If in doubt, put your big girl pants on, hold your head up high and stand on your own! As much as we all hate to admit it, we've probably been in a similar situation......and are still here to tell the tale

Good luck

clarycat Fri 15-Feb-13 19:32:37

I work in the school (also a parent of children at the school) and am so glad not to be part of any of what goes on at our gate!

MeSoFunny Fri 15-Feb-13 19:33:08

I don't understand what it is some people have against a bunch of randomly collected individuals standing around randomly chatting, or not, waiting for their kids to leave school. I am baffled by it. confused

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