To be offended about the plug-in comment?

(230 Posts)
lavenderlooselips Tue 30-Aug-16 16:29:30

Last night I was forced to invited out with some people from work and it transpires one of my distant colleagues knows one of my good mum friends. When I was explaining how I knew this friend she said;
"Oh you're the one with hundreds of plug ins that give x the almighty headaches....hahahaha" hmm

She spoke like it was some in joke but this is all new to me! I'm livid. I know it's not crime of the century to have plug ins but I'm angered at the fact she's obviously talking about me to others. Should I let on I know or secretly seethe or get rid of plug ins?? more plug ins and turn them up when she comes angry

esiotrot2015 Tue 30-Aug-16 16:30:19

what are plug ins??????

ConkersDontScareSpiders Tue 30-Aug-16 16:31:06

Wrap her a plug in up for Christmas and give it to her?
I would be a bit out out maybe but each to their own I suppose. ( I like plug ins anyway).

NeedsAsockamnesty Tue 30-Aug-16 16:31:40

Get rid of the plug ins.

Boogers Tue 30-Aug-16 16:33:29

Do you mean it's one of your mum's good friends or one of your friends who is a mum? If it's the latter I'd be tempted to take a step back from someone who is so rude and thoughtless as to say unkind things about a friend to another friend.

AndDontCallMeShirley Tue 30-Aug-16 16:34:04

I'm lost here. Why is a plug in offensive? I assume it's of the air freshening variety?hmm

lavenderlooselips Tue 30-Aug-16 16:34:04

Esiotrot - plug in air freshener.

Cost a flipping fortune but hide wet dog and dh's farts.

VodkaValiumLattePlease Tue 30-Aug-16 16:34:10

It's all about melted wax tarts now OP

jelliebelly Tue 30-Aug-16 16:34:12

Get rid of the plug ins and ditch the friend

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Tue 30-Aug-16 16:34:19

Plug ins are grim. Very headachey and nauseating. They are also a fire hazzard.

Open a window and clean your house.

Boogers Tue 30-Aug-16 16:34:30

Oh yeah, I'm a fan of plug ins, and air fresheners in general. Keep the plug ins if they work for you.

OpenMe Tue 30-Aug-16 16:34:33

Oh this is going to split MN grin

They are nasty and they do cause headaches imo but how dull does your life have to be before you talk about the ones at a friend's house to another friend who doesn't know who you're talking about?!

Eminybob Tue 30-Aug-16 16:34:43

How rude of the mutual friend to say that to you! And shit stiry.

I would get more and turn them up. And some reed diffusers.

Gmbk Tue 30-Aug-16 16:34:49

Get rid.
They are fucking nasty, they stink and give me headaches.

We had someone who used them in a school and they had to be removed due to people with asthma.

They are bloody horrible. Why do you have them plugged in?!

Scarydinosaurs Tue 30-Aug-16 16:35:02

Really rude of her.

dontpokethebear Tue 30-Aug-16 16:35:13

Oh dear. Plug ins are awful, they give me a horrible headache.

lavenderlooselips Tue 30-Aug-16 16:35:54

So what do people use for nice smells. I'm very clean thanks but like nice smells.

90daychallenger Tue 30-Aug-16 16:36:18

I fucking love plug ins grin

Eminybob Tue 30-Aug-16 16:36:59

I have to say I prefer a reed diffuser. Need to pay £££ to get a decent one though.

EdmundCleverClogs Tue 30-Aug-16 16:37:41

Plug ins are awful I'm afraid (they have been known to give me migraines as well). No need for the rude comments though!

90daychallenger Tue 30-Aug-16 16:37:44

Definitely don't get rid of the plug ins. Tough tits if they give some special snowflake a headache. As long as they're okay for your house then it's all good.

Eminybob Tue 30-Aug-16 16:38:02

I have a friend who makes our mutual friend turn all the plug ins off before she visits grin

Boogers Tue 30-Aug-16 16:38:33

OpenMe is right, on both counts! grinwink

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 30-Aug-16 16:38:50

I'm a candle lover in Winter but during Summer it's flowers , open windows and doors.

Sorry OP, I loathe plug-ins.

Shockers Tue 30-Aug-16 16:39:14

Perhaps your mum friend was on the subject of things which cause headaches and mentioned your plug ins as an example...

They give me a headache too. I can't imagine how potent a few at once would be!

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