To think my neighbour is a snob, and a very strange one at that?

(221 Posts)
Bluemonkeyspots Tue 10-Sep-13 15:37:57

My car is in the garage today for a service so told dd this morning she would have to walk home, not a problem she does this most days anyway. Sat earlier and I see my neighbour driving into our street and dd is in the car so I go to the door to check everything is ok and this is the conversation that followed

Me- "hi, everything ok"

Neighbour- "yes fine, dd just wanted a lift home in a BMW today grin"

Me- "sorry?"

Neighbour- "yes, since you were not there at pick up dd thought it would be nice to get a lift in a BMW"

Me- "dd, did you want a lift in a BMW?"

Dd- "what's a BMW"

Neighbour- "aahhhh come on now dd, it must have been nice sitting in a BMW?"

Dd- (looking totally confused) "yes, thanks for the lift home"

Me- "thanks for that"

Then she smiled and walked off.

Was lovely that she offered dd a lift as it was starting to spit rain but was this really such a treat.

To put it into context a bit my car is average but only six month old, the BMW in question is very old (nothing wrong with that my last car was old) but I feel I'm missing something by neighbours attitude.

SubliminalMassaging Tue 10-Sep-13 16:31:47

Hahaha this is so funny! What a loon! she did do a nice thing for your DD though, even if her motives were a bit odd.

Gunznroses Tue 10-Sep-13 16:31:49

This has made my day grin

mrsjay Tue 10-Sep-13 16:31:56

my uncle had the jag for a wee while until he couldnt afford to put petrol in the jag

CatAmongThePigeons Tue 10-Sep-13 16:33:06

grin at What's a BMW.

What car do you have OP? <Nosy>

Beastofburden Tue 10-Sep-13 16:36:27

snort mrsjay I also know someone who only ever refers to "the jag" and not "the car".

the fact that he leases it, as he has no job, house or savings is irrelevant grin

NotTwelve Tue 10-Sep-13 16:36:57

I remember an old school friend whose family got a BMW. It was no longer possible for them to go anywhere in 'the car', it was always in 'the BMW'. If anyone left the house it was necessary for other family members to establish whether they were taking the BMW.

Perhaps it is a requirement?

Beastofburden Tue 10-Sep-13 16:38:00

There is also the subset who refer to "the Beamer".

usually its a way of making sure people realise you have several cars (one for the nanny, obv, and then one each)

XBenedict Tue 10-Sep-13 16:39:44

We have a BMW, it shall now be known as ............the blue car, same as usual! Love the "what's a BMW?" Question, just fab grin

Calabria Tue 10-Sep-13 16:39:57

Years ago an old boss of mine bought a second hand BMW. Every conversation with every customer started "So what car are you driving. I have a BMW 5 series".

I had to conceal a smirk when the thing started to rust very badly.

Pagwatch Tue 10-Sep-13 16:42:12

I haven't heard anyone use the 'Beamer' since about 1990

<nostalgia>

NotTwelve Tue 10-Sep-13 16:42:28

Imagine getting all name droppy about your household stuff. I just need pop some wine in the SMEG.

mrsjay Tue 10-Sep-13 16:44:53

*snort mrsjay I also know someone who only ever refers to "the jag" and not "the car".

the fact that he leases it, as he has no job, house or savings is irrelevant *

plenty of time to polish the jag i spose wink

Uncle now has a nissan something or other it is just the car hmm

mrsjay Tue 10-Sep-13 16:44:53

*snort mrsjay I also know someone who only ever refers to "the jag" and not "the car".

the fact that he leases it, as he has no job, house or savings is irrelevant *

plenty of time to polish the jag i spose wink

Uncle now has a nissan something or other it is just the car hmm

justanuthermanicmumsday Tue 10-Sep-13 16:45:27

I'd be chuffed to bits assuming I knew the neighbours well it was a nice gesture. I don't think she was being snobby just proud of her car wonder if she's got a name for it some folks name their cars don't they lool

SixPackWellies Tue 10-Sep-13 16:46:14

See, that is funny and i would not have batted an eye at it. We call our car 'The Nissan'. As in 'Come on DC, we are going in The Nissan'. It is because DS is obsessed with car makes. When he tantrums (he is 3 I might add) the only thing that gets us out of Morrison's fairly quickly is 'Come on, let's go in The Nissan'.

I don't think that sounds particularly strange, but maybe it is. [double thinks everything I have said or done lately]

XBenedict Tue 10-Sep-13 16:47:10

Oh for goodness sake, I can't abide all this snobbishness, I'm off to Miele the carpets and then load the Bosch with the dirty dishes.

Sent from my iPad mini wink

Beastofburden Tue 10-Sep-13 16:48:56

XBenedict, Oh dear, is it your cleaner's day off?

(specially hates people who refer to "my cleaner" as if "my dog", people who work in your house have NAMES ffs).

Beastofburden Tue 10-Sep-13 16:50:09

ps it is me, but I never quite trust people with really clean cars hmm

Bluemonkeyspots Tue 10-Sep-13 16:51:24

It gets weirder!

Dh has just phoned to ask if dd enjoyed her lift in the BMW today!

I'm going "eh?!?!, how the hell do you know" and he says the husband had seen him at work and told him about dd's ride "in the BMW"

Either I have slipped further into that weird universe or dh is checking up on my mumsnet posts!

He was as confused as I was though!

XBenedict Tue 10-Sep-13 16:51:52

grin

SixPackWellies Tue 10-Sep-13 16:52:18

Yes but what if other people don;t know the name of your cleaner, beast. Would you say 'Oh sarah is coming on friday' and leave your audience wondering who Sarah was?

[I don't trust people with clean cars either.]

SixPackWellies Tue 10-Sep-13 16:53:24

OP, okay, yes your neighbors are weird. I think that is pretty weird.

Pagwatch Tue 10-Sep-13 16:53:36

I called my first car Hamish. That was probably weird.

We call the cars something to each other because we swop them. But I call it 'the car' if I am talking to someone else.

FrussoHathor Tue 10-Sep-13 16:54:34

Stuff the BMW I'd be more worries about my dd getting into someone else's car without prior arrangement.

PigletJohn Tue 10-Sep-13 16:54:56

sounds like I'd better take the pictures of both my Bentleys off facebook blush

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