to be hunting for that mythical MN beast...

(142 Posts)
Thurlow Sun 31-Mar-13 19:25:44

the poster who has never discovered something seemingly random that they do which is considered judge-worthy or terrible by another poster?

Leaving aside the traditional topics for conflict - breastfeeding not enough/too long, co-sleeping/controlled crying, formula - which people have very strong opinions about, the amount of stuff I've stumbled across where someone (or more enlighteningly, lots of posters) which is considered weird or just plain wrong by other posters is amazing.

Clothes (not babygrows) on babies. Not washing you towels regularly enough or washing them too often. Bottles for babies over 1. Not washing your baby's clothes before they wear them (that was a spectacular bunfight!). Forward-facing pushchairs. Playpens. Pureed weaning. Wearing shoes in someone's house. Owning a toilet brush.

Is there anyone out there who has yet to come across an odd thread that hugely judges something they do?

<Disclaimer - looking for a bit of light-hearted diversion from the Easter family 'fun'>

HotCrossPun Sun 31-Mar-13 19:33:15

Dipping bread in your soup in a restaurant.

It's really bad manners apparently.

Ordering a starter in a restaurant is also poor form, so I hear grin

Pilfette Sun 31-Mar-13 19:36:43

Using a loo brush, rather than some disposable contraption.

Thurlow Sun 31-Mar-13 19:36:54

I saw both of those over the past few days. I didn't dare open them grin I'm still recovering from the thread that said people who didn't wash their babies clothes were TERRIBLE parents...

flippinada Sun 31-Mar-13 19:37:48

The one which has always stuck with me is whether to rinse your dishes in hot water or not after washing them.

Angry, epic thread.

Whether or not to wear pants over your tights to hold them up split opinion like nothing else!

littlemissbunny Sun 31-Mar-13 19:40:21

Whaaaat, shock you mean MN threads aren't all about cute fluffy bunnies and cute kitties and puppies etc grin

And let's not forget, knowing people on here immediately puts you in a gang, renders you sheep-like and makes you a mean girl grin

ArteggsMonkey Sun 31-Mar-13 19:40:36

Ha ha grin

I discovered. I was a chav and common etc etc because of putting a little bit of dd's hair up in a bobble when she was my hairy pfb baby and I was worried about her taking slides out and choking on them.

wrongsideoftheroad Sun 31-Mar-13 19:40:44

someone got really quite cross and aerated about slankets once and ranted about why anyone would ever lie around ona sofa under blanket unless they were ill

<tucks in slanket and rearranges self on sofa>

And having a YUGE TV means you have no taste grin
( looks lovingly at YUGE TV)

Thurlow Sun 31-Mar-13 19:44:04

See, I'd come to terms with all the obvious ones within a few months of being on MN. Formula feeding, never co-sleeping, starting smoking a little again, using jars instead of pouches to supplement weaning... I embraced the fact that despite two degrees I was an absolute chav, and common as much.

But soup? Washing? Not rinsing dishes in the correct order?! wink

flippinada Sun 31-Mar-13 19:49:45

I don't understand the peculiar obsession some people have with supermarkets.

It's a supermarket. You buy food in it.

YellowandGreenandRedandBlue Sun 31-Mar-13 19:55:38

I discovered that we basically have no pride in housework at all. I knew we were not the most motivated but hadnt realised how badly we compare. Every other thread on Good Housekeeping gets read out to DH 'do you think we should do this?' answer 'nah, we've got by ok without bothering so far'.

I don't know where they find the time to do it all!

Thurlow Sun 31-Mar-13 19:55:54

What obsession with supermarkets? Have I missed something?

complexnumber Sun 31-Mar-13 20:11:26

Are you after the beast with two backs?

whokilleddannylatimer Sun 31-Mar-13 20:12:06

Thurlow didnt you know you have to shop at Waitrose or Ocado (or whatever its called) and Asda is for chavs?

Thurlow Sun 31-Mar-13 20:13:15

Ah. Where does Sainsburys sit on the sliding scale?

LaQueen Sun 31-Mar-13 20:14:00

[pretends she doesn't know KS and looks determindly in t'other direction...]

Better than Tesco, worse than M&S grin

Salmotrutta Sun 31-Mar-13 20:23:35

There also the "How often do you change your sheets/towels/dishcloth?" Topic.

That always gets judgy.

flippinada Sun 31-Mar-13 20:24:46

I've been on MN for far too long and have noticed that what supermarket you shop at secretly indicates what class you belong to and what sort of person you are.

Salmotrutta Sun 31-Mar-13 20:24:55

Or whether or not you put your stirrups/loo brush/potty/cat dish/dog dish in the dishwasher...

LaQueen Sun 31-Mar-13 20:25:18

Oh God, I've been on more of those 'How often do you change your sheets' then I care to remember.

And, of course GOML always wins, because she changes hers every day shock

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