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To think the Police will have had no interest in....

(21 Posts)
D0oinMeCleanin Sun 23-Jun-13 23:32:28

two perfectly sober adults walking their children home along a well lit main road at 10:50pm on a Sunday night?

It was DH's birthday so we had a meal out and allowed the kids to stay up late, they're in bed now.

They all wanted to get a taxi home, it was literally a five minute walk down one street, so I refused and made us walk.

A Police car sped past us. DH made us walk off down a side street because apparently the Police car will have "Radio'd in about us and they'll send another car out to us, they might phone SS" confused This is the reason why he never wanted to walk in the first place he reckoned.

You are "not allowed to have young kids out late in England" confused

If this is true, which I am certain it is not, it's the first I've heard about it. What time are young children allowed out til then? DH will not clarify, he just says "not late" hmm

MammaTJ Sun 23-Jun-13 23:33:44

Bless, at least he cares! grin

I am fairly sure he is wrong though.

jessjessjess Sun 23-Jun-13 23:34:44

Whaaaat?!

YANBU.

BWAhahhaaaaa unless they are (I shall resist saying the actual names) members of those families (and you and I know the ones with R and the ones with B and the ones with T for their initials Dooin wink) the police here won't give a flying fuck about you minding your own business walking home quietly confused
Good grief, let's face it, people here have been stabbed and bled to death on the pavement while everyone stepped over them before now - it's hardly Britain's Nosiest Town... grin

freddiefrog Sun 23-Jun-13 23:38:01

Well, we were all out until 11:30pm on Friday at a Midsummer event, and the policeman friend we were with didn't arrest us.

There would need to be a curfew in place for the whole country. There isn't.

Saidar Sun 23-Jun-13 23:41:43

YANBU!

If you looked like you'd had a few or looked like you were doing something worrisome they might have pulled over to access the situation and make sure you were all ok.

Ask you DP what the police would have made of a family walking nicely down the road then suddenly heading off down a side street at the sight of the police? There's probably a plain clothes in an unmarked car outside RIGHT NOW trying to work out what he's hiding.....

(Seriously though, is this something his parents told him when he was small and it's just never been corrected <MARTY MARTY MARTY>)

D0oinMeCleanin Sun 23-Jun-13 23:45:44

I haven't even had a single drop of alcohol. DH had three pints with food over the course of three and half hours, so not even tipsy. Both children had shoes and coats. I very much doubt the police in the car gave us more than a passing glance.

WafflyVersatile Sun 23-Jun-13 23:46:02

time to put your affairs in order for when you and DH are locked up in old chokey.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 23-Jun-13 23:47:22

Oh bless him grin

Is he normally so wary of authority?

Saidar Sun 23-Jun-13 23:47:41

"I very much doubt the police in the car gave us more than a passing glance."

Sorry, D0oin, didn't mean to imply that they would.

D0oinMeCleanin Sun 23-Jun-13 23:51:37

I know, Saidar, I was just pointing out what I thought. If we'd been sitting in a beer garden all afternoon and couldn't walk in a straight line or if the kids only had party dresses and flip flops on, then I might see his point, but this wasn't the case.

We were going to go and sit in a beer garden all day with the dogs but we've had rain and thunder and lightening sad.

Yes, Mary, he is, which is very odd because he's the most law abiding person I know.

WafflyVersatile Mon 24-Jun-13 00:37:57

Maybe his mum told him one day that his real dad was a policeman and he's never been able to quite shake the fear that it's true.

MummytoKatie Mon 24-Jun-13 04:25:10

I always feel vaguely guilty when I see a police car even though I've never had so much as a parking ticket.

I think it is called "being middle class".

Midlifecrisisarefun Mon 24-Jun-13 08:19:34

Ha! This made me smile, 25 years ago when DS1 was tiny and didn't sleep not through the night until 5 and still doesn't but that's another issue, I digress DH took him for a walk at 3am, got stopped by the police who asked him what he was doing, DS was screaming blue murder..he is reply was 'if you can get him to sleep , he is all yours!' They told him to carry on. He had a wave from them whenever they were on patrol after that! grin

freddiefrog Mon 24-Jun-13 10:17:42

grin Midlife

I remember doing the same thing with DD1. I got pulled over at 3am, the policeman leaned in the window, heard her screaming fit to burst went 'Ahh, as you were' and walked away

HormonalHousewife Mon 24-Jun-13 10:24:53

<arf at curfew for the whole country>

Oh gosh, I am a total law abiding rule following person and this sounds totally reasonable to me. Its good to hear of others that are totally irrational grin

JackNoneReacher Mon 24-Jun-13 10:36:11

If you had been, not just plastered but actually swigging vodka from a bottle and passing it between you (and the children) I think they may have stopped and told you to hurry home...

I wonder if they saw you ducking furtively into a side street!?

LalyRawr Mon 24-Jun-13 10:41:14

My OH would say something like that.

DD had three weird spots directly in a line on her spine and I didn't know where they came from. He wouldn't let me take a photo and post it on here asking for help in case one of you called social services confused

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 24-Jun-13 10:45:44

That's really funny.

I think your dh thought he was doing something wrong and that made him go weird,but he wasn't.

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 24-Jun-13 10:59:54

Well the silly thing is we've had the kids out late before, admittedly not the night before a school day, but we've walked home from NYE parties at SIL's slightly worse for wear with the kids when we haven't been able to get taxis.

He rang me one Boxing day evening to tell me if 2yo dd1 woke up to keep her awake because we'd been invited to a house party and there would be another child her age there. He was fine to ask me to walk her there to meet him at 11:30pm, although that was on our street, so I doubt we'd have got a taxi to take us even if we tried grin

It was just last night. I have no idea why.

I don't know if they saw us ducking down the side street, they had the sirens on and were speeding so I very much doubt they even saw us, much less radio'd in about us grin I am fairly sure they had more pressing things on their mind grin

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