A 1970s/80s AIBU?

(344 Posts)
Scarletohello Sun 20-Jul-14 21:33:59

Just been reading the brilliant and nostalgic threads about all the things parents did then that would be massively judged now so thought it would be fun to start a 70s/80s AIBU

Want to join me..?

Here goes,

AIBU to not want to have the whole of the street come and watch a football match on our new black and white TV?

Andrewofgg Sun 20-Jul-14 21:35:55

Or to listen on our new wireless set? The licence costs ten shillings and sixpence, you know!

Lambzig Sun 20-Jul-14 21:39:16

To think these frozen crispy pancakes are so sophisticated (even if the cheese and ham filling gets so hot it takes the skin off the roof of your mouth)

phantomnamechanger Sun 20-Jul-14 21:41:13

AIBU to carry loads of kids in the boot of my estate car to footie matches and youth club? Their parents all know the deal and are glad of the lift.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 20-Jul-14 21:44:31

Yabu, everyone in the street actually knows each other, they have been there for each other, the wives are sahm's who chat while hanging out the washing they've done in their twin tubs and the dads know each other from the local pub. Why not get together for a social occasion.

AIBU to stick my dd (9) in a short skirt, pair of fishnets, & beads and send her to fancy dress day as a tart? I wouldn't normally, but they only gave me a days notice and I can't come up with anything better

<Yes my mother did this shock I was a shy child too, I was mortified!>

treaclesoda Sun 20-Jul-14 21:48:32

AIBU to be fed up explaining to MIL that the reason my calculator has no screen is because it's actually a gadget for our TV, called a remote control, that allows us to change the channel without getting up from our seats?

Response : YABU to stealth boast

Scarletohello Sun 20-Jul-14 21:49:09

AIBU to leave my baby in her pram at the bottom of the garden when she cries so I can't hear her?

( my bloody mum actually did this to me..)

Preciousbane Sun 20-Jul-14 21:51:46

AIBU to serve vienetta on regular saucers , it was on offer in Bejams for 65 and a half pence, I'm worried the neighbours will think I'm getting ideas above my station.

OldLadyKnowsSomething Sun 20-Jul-14 21:52:03

Apologies for derail, but wouldn't the telly be colour in the 70's/80's? We got our first colour telly (rented, of course!) in 1971, pretty much everyone had b&w tellies by then.

Back in the spirit of things, aIbu to expect my 9yo to walk home for lunch every school day? It's only a mile and there's only a couple of busy roads to cross.

MerryInthechelseahotel Sun 20-Jul-14 21:54:47

AIBU to put the (single) carry cot in the boot with my newborn baby twins in with dd aged 2 loose in the front seat.

(This was dsis but I thought nothing of it either and waved her off smiling!)

treaclesoda Sun 20-Jul-14 21:55:40

AIBU to wonder who shot JR?

Scarletohello Sun 20-Jul-14 21:55:42

Yeah I wasn't sure when people would have got colour tvs, my parents were v old fashioned!

Laska42 Sun 20-Jul-14 21:55:49

to think that theres nothing wrong in driving out to a country pub and home again after having a few..

AIBU to let 3yo DD nap across the bench seat in the front of our car with her head in my lap while driving? It slopes back slightly so she doesn't really need the seatbelt.

Can't believe I'm alive to tell this tale

mineofuselessinformation Sun 20-Jul-14 21:56:56

Oldlady, my mum and dad bought one of the first touch control tellies, but found that flies were capable of changing the channel if they landed on one of the buttons (not that we had a lot of flies mind you!) I can remember my dad asking the man (who came and suggested he Sellotape a piece of paper over the controls) to leave in a not very polite manner.....

Laska42 Sun 20-Jul-14 21:57:15

oh and to HATE my paernts because they threw out my Afghan coat (because it stank they said ) AND because they wont let me have some platform clogs..

settingsitting Sun 20-Jul-14 21:57:23

AIBU to complain to my mum that my clothes of yellow and green really are not a great combination?

FairlyUseless Sun 20-Jul-14 21:57:40

AIBU to turn the back seat of the car into a bed for the kids during the long drive to Wales? Complete with duvet, pillow and no seatbelt? And to smoke 40 fags on the journey without opening the window? Can't hurt them can it?

fluffyraggies Sun 20-Jul-14 22:09:19

WIBU to arrange with my dad to come and pick me up from the station if i call from the phone box and just let the telephone box phone ring twice? I've never got any change and how else am i going to get hold of him? grin

Ohanarama Sun 20-Jul-14 22:09:19

AIBU to LOVE Lady Di?

Scarletohello Sun 20-Jul-14 22:12:52

AIBU to be annoyed at my teenage daughter for dying her hair aubergine using Crazy Colour and thereby dying the bath pink at the same time?

( that was me btw and my mum didn't speak to me for a week after..)

Lambzig Sun 20-Jul-14 22:13:18

(From my best friends mother) AIBU to respond to the schools request to send my 9 year old DD to school with a cardboard box from her art lesson, to send her in with an empty bumper maxi pads box? No one will comment will they and it really won't be something that still scars her in her forties.

Silvercatowner Sun 20-Jul-14 22:14:05

WIBU to use vegetable oil when sunbathing? (Never heard of sun cream....)

ballsballsballs Sun 20-Jul-14 22:14:14

AIBU to not buy a dog licence for my dogs, even though it only costs 11 and a half pee?

AIBU to leave my toddler DDs in the tent while DW and I go to a ceilidh on the campsite?

AIBU to leave my 10 year old DD in sole charge of a newborn?

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