to have told the businessman at the bus stop that his tie clashed with his shirt?

(44 Posts)
LynnCSchreiber Mon 19-Sep-11 16:59:57

I didn't, but I wanted to.

His shirt was pale pink and the tie salmon pink. It was horrible.

What did you want to say today, but held your tongue cause it would have been rude?

aldiwhore Mon 19-Sep-11 17:01:32

YABU but I completely understand. I hate salmon pink.

LynnCSchreiber Mon 19-Sep-11 17:04:21

It is such a non-colour, isn't it. Why would anyone wear a salmon pink anything?

AuntieMonica Mon 19-Sep-11 17:05:18

was it David Dickinson?

he wears salmon pink

or Des O'Connor?

MissVerinder Mon 19-Sep-11 17:05:44

"You know that top you're wearing? If you'd have bought it in two sizes bigger, you'd have looked two sizes smaller..."

As if I had the balls to say it though!

LynnCSchreiber Mon 19-Sep-11 17:06:27

He was young. Maybe about 30ish.

Too young for salmon pink.

I will look for him tomorrow and see if he is wearing unsuitable colour combination.

Gonzo33 Mon 19-Sep-11 17:07:28

Seriously, check your job description. It is in your pay grade, not mine. Now jog on.

Hassled Mon 19-Sep-11 17:08:44

Did he have a tan? Because orange and salmon pink is spectacularly bad.

Actually today I wanted to say something that wouldn't have been rude at all (the world's most thoughtful random dog walker obviously sensed my unease as I approached and stopped her dogs and stood between me and them while I passed) but I didn't. I should have.

LynnCSchreiber Mon 19-Sep-11 17:11:52

That is lovely. I can always tell when someone is nervous of my dog (although I am always amazed at them being nervous of a bundle of fluff, but angst is not logical).

He didn't have a tan, but he was wearing a pale grey suit that didn't go well with the salmon pink either.

Oh, I want to say that to my mum people all the time.

Love "jog on"

eurochick Mon 19-Sep-11 17:12:57

At the pub once a somewhat outspoken friend pointed out (in front of a load of mates) that my partner was wearing a suit with a stripe, a shirt with square and a tie with circles and wtf was he thinking. He went out the next week and bought a load of plain white shirts and plain ties and that is all he has worn since.

I'm kind of grateful to her. I was obviously being too tactful.

troisgarcons Mon 19-Sep-11 17:14:59

Oh I dunno. I once told a man at work that the black lacy bra he wore under him shirt was a no-no and he should wear a white one grin

limitedperiodonly Mon 19-Sep-11 17:15:08

I wanted to say: 'Get out my fucking way' to the extraordinary number of people consulting maps on the pavement, walking four abreast, meandering towards me while texting, blocking my way while looking at menus outside restaurants, having a chat in the middle of the pavement, standing in front of me at the kerb when the road was completely clear but not crossing because the green man wasn't lit and generally milling about.

It was like being in a zombie film.

But I didn't say anything because I would have looked mad.

I hate that tone-on-tone shirt and tie combination too. It was a very big look for footballers a few years ago.

scaevola Mon 19-Sep-11 17:19:17

He might be colour blind and live alone. If you succumb to your urges, do it nicely.

You do realise in twenty years when you hit mad old biddy territory you will fit right in. hmm smile

susiedaisy Mon 19-Sep-11 17:23:12

I have tried to be open mindedgrin but I don't like men in pink or salmon pink, can't help it, it just doesn't look right to me!

LynnCSchreiber Mon 19-Sep-11 17:24:52

In 20 years, I will say, "young maaaaaaaaaaaaan, that tie and shirt combination is abominable" and set him up with my niece/neighbour's daughter/random woman

Maisiethemorningsidecat Mon 19-Sep-11 17:28:50

I wanted to tell the shop assistant that the gargantuan spot on her chin would have benefited from a bit of concealer, but I didn't.

It was huge

OOOOOO Maisie you should have offered to pop it for her, videoed the event and come back here to tell me the spotporn people all about it ingreat and lengthy technicolour detail!

A man stopped his ride-on lawnmower in the park so my fascinated 2yo DS could have a good look at it and showed him how it worked.

I wanted to tell him that his kindness had made my otherwise really shit day but I was too embarrassed. And a bit scared of the big blades / toddler combo.

Maisiethemorningsidecat Mon 19-Sep-11 17:53:21

It was very tempting Pus!!

LynnCSchreiber Mon 19-Sep-11 18:05:09

That was sweet of him, next time say that. He would be chuffed.

I recently told a woman that I was so impressed that her children waited patiently while she fetched their meals, they were so quiet and well behaved.

I think that she had been having a bad day, cause she looked so chuffed and almost tearful when she said that it didn't feel like that.

heleninahandcart Mon 19-Sep-11 18:34:07

One day I will be arrested for taking a wax strip to my neighbours upper lip. I have been within an arms reach of telling her to go get it done blush

zukiecat Mon 19-Sep-11 18:43:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FrauLindor Mon 19-Sep-11 22:33:15

Ha. I DARE you.

That reminds me of sitting in church when I was a little girl, with my friend. We would sit forward on our seats and stroke the fur hat of the little old lady in the pew in front of us.

A1980 Mon 19-Sep-11 22:49:09

What did you want to say today, but held your tongue cause it would have been rude?

I wanted to tell my boss she's a cunt but I thought better of it.

FrauLindor Mon 19-Sep-11 22:50:22

Good call.

Meteorite Mon 19-Sep-11 22:52:21


purplepidjinawoollytangle Mon 19-Sep-11 23:00:04

To the man with the fucking massive rottie: Train your fucking dog, or don't take it to crowded urban areas. A large dog that jumps up towards and barks at a stranger walking past is not safe. May I suggest a muzzle?

I'm an animal lover, but that one spooked me somewhat confused Yes, I smell of cat and rabbit. Yours is the first dog it has ever bothered.

Oh, and pleading with it to stop will not work. NO and SIT are the words you are looking for angry

PS I'm only really on this thread so I can nosy at other peoples' stories...

Salmotrutta Mon 19-Sep-11 23:02:48

I desperately wanted to tell a pupil he was an annoying little fecker oik today.
But I didn't - and it was on the tip of my tongue.
And he was an annoying little fecker oik too ... "Please desist from that course of action" wouldn't quite cut it with him.

ZacharyQuack Mon 19-Sep-11 23:03:52

I plucked up the courage to tell a girl I was walking behind that her dress had rucked up at the back and she might be showing more that she had planned.

She glared at me and flounced off. Obviously she intended to show the world her arse.

I've never understood fashion.

I would love to tell all my ILs to fuck the fuck off, and when they get there they can fuck off some more. I wish i could say it sad

Salmotrutta Mon 19-Sep-11 23:08:07

Well, Spaghetti - I have a fairly unendurable MIL but she is my DH's mum. And I have learned to call her on her crap over the (many) years.
You will too - and pick your battles.
Sometimes ILs do have good advice/ideas.
But I have ridden the storm for many a year and know how to handle her now - that's the key.

FrauLindor Mon 19-Sep-11 23:16:30

That is a shame, Spaghetti.

Next time point and laugh at her.

I know, well tbh MIL is kind of ok, it's mainly my 2 teenage (19/16) BILs really. They're both spoiled little shits.

antsypants Tue 20-Sep-11 06:53:51

Well done on pointing out the two tone pink ensemble!

I wish I had said to the 20th person who asked me if I'd broken my foot falling over because I was drunk,.. "yes actually, it was my fault for starting the gone early... Do you think it may have become a problem?"

Seriously, forget think they are even the 10th person to be saying that to me grin

antsypants Tue 20-Sep-11 06:54:54

Should have been starting the GIN early blush

FrauLindor Tue 20-Sep-11 07:24:56

MonsieurRose isn't wearing a tie today. Do you think he lurks on MN?

heleninahandcart Tue 20-Sep-11 10:19:03

Frau that must have been a highly effective death stare you gave whilst considering the salmon pink grin

MissMap Tue 20-Sep-11 12:38:42

I have my hair cut into a smooth bob.

I was surprised to feel a hand caress the back of my head, when I was in church. I turned around to see a little old lady, with wispy grey hair and a battered velvet hat, sitting in the pew behind, she said

"your hair's lovely just like mine used to be".

I felt quite moved, as If I had got a glimpse of my future, all the irritation which flared up when I first felt her hand on my head, melted away.

Mind you I have a good look around church every Sunday so that I do not sit in front of har again, actually I have not seen her since, she must have been a visitor.

FrauLindor Tue 20-Sep-11 13:04:36

That is lovely <wipes tears>

So HOW did you break your leg then`?

Oggy Tue 20-Sep-11 13:39:09

If you're going to do it, don't do it on the way to work as it will likely be too late to do anything about it so then he has the whole day at work knowing he looks a tool and not being able to do anything about it.

That said, my son is colorblind, I would want someone to tell him if his colors clashed (if I wasn't around to do so).

FrauLindor Tue 20-Sep-11 18:53:19

I wondered about colour blind people, actually. And whether they have to mark their ties and shirts to help them not put clashing clothes on.

Or just wear all white shirts and blue or red ties.

bytheMoonlight Tue 20-Sep-11 19:02:58

I wanted to tell my manager he is a chauvinistic pig who is one step away from me filling in a grievance form against him.

I told my union rep. instead

FrauLindor Tue 20-Sep-11 19:20:52

oooh, very good, Bythemoonlight

Hope your rep deals with it well.

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