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to feel annoyed at that women in the coffee shop?

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gabsid Tue 02-Apr-13 19:11:52

Today I sat down at a sofa (2 2-seater sofas) in a busy city coffee shop enjoying my coffee and waiting for DP and DC. A woman with a baby came up to me and asked whether the second sofa was free and I said no since I was waiting - fine. The people on the next sofa just left so she took that seat, when within the next 5 minutes another 3 women with 2 babies arrived!

Had I been by myself I would have offered the sofa and I would have been happy for 2 more people to share my table, but share 2 2-seater sofas with 4 adults and 2 babies? I would have been very annoyed and probably left to find somewhere else to sit. That would have been so rude of them!

Luckily it didn't come to that, but it might have.

everlong Fri 05-Apr-13 11:53:39

For the best I reckon.

Gabsid, I may actually love you.

Lucyellensmum95 Fri 05-Apr-13 12:10:40

OMG Gasbid!!!! can you not see the pertinance and irony of your last post - i mean, can you imagine what would have happened if your plans had not been scuppered and you had arrived before your friends, there was two sofas free apart from a lone woman sat there who may or may not have been leaving or waiting for someone? You could have been the woman who asked if you could sit there - she may have let you sit there, but she might not have............. its really quite spooky and i think it WILL happen, at some point, you may have invited them to your house next week but it will happen, in the future, at some time...... please post about it when it does. You may or may not offend someone grin Its like some sort of worm hole thing

LeChatRouge Fri 05-Apr-13 12:16:49

Aha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

LeChatRouge Fri 05-Apr-13 12:17:24

Am literally crying. Best ever thread.

LeChatRouge Fri 05-Apr-13 12:19:24

I barely have brain room for the things that do happen, let alone all of the things that might happen.

gabsid you are fab.

MTSgroupie Fri 05-Apr-13 12:27:06

smile at Lucy. Set me thinking about the film Sliding Doors. In scenario 1 Gwyneth Paltrow misses her train. In scenario 2 she catches her train. The film does a what-if on both scenarios.

Imagine scenario 2 where the OP gets a text message at the cafe door which delays her long enough so that it is the other woman that is holding the sofas for her absent friends.

Lucyellensmum95 Fri 05-Apr-13 12:51:31

MTSgroupie - thats great film that is - and yes, i see the parallel universe I think tht is just the sort of scenario that gasbid is trying to avoid by having the coffee morning at home! I just hope she has enough seats! grin There are too many possibilities. I can't help but thinking that "what if" she had let the woman sit down last week? They might have been really nice women and she could have increased her circle of friends and been arranging to meet with THEM again this week, but then what about her old circle of friends, would they feel abandonned by this development.

Well, im just going to the town with DD I am going to avoid any coffee shops with sofas because i can't do decisions at the best of times and this thread had introduced the possibilities of "what ifs" on my coffee experiences.........

Lucyellensmum95 Fri 05-Apr-13 12:53:10

gasbid - i really (serriously) hope that you are enjoying this thread - it has cheered me up so so much. Please help us to keep it going xx Its such a classic thread but i woudlnt want to make anyone feel bad

I have read the OP repeatedly and still can't figure it out. I think my brain is breaking. Has it been rephrased elsewhere? confused

everlong Fri 05-Apr-13 13:01:23

pumpkin it's ok my brain didn't compute it either.
quietly very nicely broke it down for me yesterday at 12.09.

Kneedeepindaisies Fri 05-Apr-13 13:09:35

Why did I not discover this thread earlier instead of the one about slut vibes?

So funny!

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