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Am i being unreasonable to ask you what you all hate?

(72 Posts)
WidowWadman Thu 29-Nov-12 21:34:06

Apparently my husband had what he thought was a really good idea for a Christmas present for me. However, doing some googling for reviews, apparently, he found that "mumsnet totally hates it and slags it off, so it's back to the drawing board".

He won't tell me what it is, though. So what is it that you hate?

HairyGrotter Thu 29-Nov-12 21:35:09


stopthatmavis Thu 29-Nov-12 21:36:26

grin HairyGrotter

FourEyesGood Thu 29-Nov-12 21:36:26

He was going to get you a crate of Fruit Shoots.

pictish Thu 29-Nov-12 21:37:14

A spa day.

cheeseandbiscuitsplease Thu 29-Nov-12 21:37:38

I hate emptying the dishwasher. I doubt he was getting you that though?

Valpollicella Thu 29-Nov-12 21:37:39

Well, at least it won't be a mooncup grin

AboutThyme Thu 29-Nov-12 21:37:42

A £10 iceland voucher and a festive slice from greggs i'll have it instead.

HairyGrotter Thu 29-Nov-12 21:37:47

Other parents

OlaRapaceFru Thu 29-Nov-12 21:37:51

50 Shades Of Shite? grin

OpheliaPayneAgain Thu 29-Nov-12 21:38:02







People who say "I'm not tiny, I'm a size 10"

germyrabbit Thu 29-Nov-12 21:38:12

an iceland party platter

Lovecat Thu 29-Nov-12 21:38:47

one of those baby torture feeding devices from Mumma & Bubs?

Lovecat Thu 29-Nov-12 21:39:05

a 4x4?

Bluestocking Thu 29-Nov-12 21:39:41

Platform trainers?

PortoDude Thu 29-Nov-12 21:39:49

A Henry Hoover? shock

My in laws, you can have them for a present if you like, I'll pay p&p

Mum boots?

PPPop Thu 29-Nov-12 21:40:43

Anything from Pedlars. Especially if its a novelty lamp

MissCellania Thu 29-Nov-12 21:41:52

Chat threads in aibu.

WidowWadman Thu 29-Nov-12 21:42:02

I so want that lamp now

AboutThyme Thu 29-Nov-12 21:42:57

Haha, oh brilliant, PP my ex-MIL had a lamp very similar to that that my daughter knocked over and damaged when she was tiny. It did NOT go down well! I thought I had done her a favour....

Hobbitation Thu 29-Nov-12 21:43:09

Waitrose? confused

I hate intolerance, meanness, unkindness & abject pessimism.

ShellyBoobs Thu 29-Nov-12 21:43:18


P&C spaces


Reality TV

PPPop Thu 29-Nov-12 21:43:27

Its certainly a talking piece hmm

BridgetBidet Thu 29-Nov-12 21:43:52


EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Thu 29-Nov-12 21:44:26

Boring 4x4 haterz.

Peter Andre?

HairyGrotter Thu 29-Nov-12 21:46:02


Bluestocking Thu 29-Nov-12 21:47:07

Stinky washing machines.
Ironing/not ironing.

insanityscratching Thu 29-Nov-12 21:47:16

One of those wolf fleeces?

EnjoyResponsibly Thu 29-Nov-12 21:48:39

A parent and child parking space?

marriedinwhite Thu 29-Nov-12 21:49:20

Anything from Boden, Per Una or No 7. Fur. Luxury. A 4x4. Hunter Wellies.

He's not thinking of buying of you Cahnsaw Haas is he grin

WidowWadman Thu 29-Nov-12 21:51:02

What is a Cahnsaw Haas? Google points me to chainsaws. I don't think he'll get me a chainsaw.

AboutThyme Thu 29-Nov-12 21:53:20

I really want one of those grey and black fleeces that have border collie puppies on. Hot eh?!

HairyGrotter Thu 29-Nov-12 21:54:28

A onesie?

pointythings Thu 29-Nov-12 21:55:33

I'm about to be completely unhelpful.

I hate beetroot, drivers who don't indicate, bellybutton lint and fax machines.


BobblyGussets Thu 29-Nov-12 21:58:09

A waterfall cardie? Some white linen trousers? Some Winnie the PooH themed night wear?

Mintyy Thu 29-Nov-12 21:58:47

Slanket, pair of bootcut jeans, portrait of Matthew Wright, pyjamas to wear exclusively on the school run?

BobblyGussets Thu 29-Nov-12 22:00:29

Cahnsaw Haas is what some hmm apparently refer to to mean Council House OP. In a strong regional accent, of course.

IWipeArses Thu 29-Nov-12 22:01:22

I hate proper bastards.

Twigs with lights on? Big wooden letters that say HOME?

SinisterBuggyMonth Thu 29-Nov-12 22:01:27

Daily Fail

BobblyGussets Thu 29-Nov-12 22:01:35

Ahh, I would bet my clit that it's the 50 Shades trilogy.

Moln Thu 29-Nov-12 22:03:38

Waterfall cardigans (I heard a rumour everyone hates these)

Creamtea1 Thu 29-Nov-12 22:23:15

Waterfall cardigans
Boot cut jeans
People who sway side to side like they are holding a baby even when they are not holding a baby
People who close their eyes when they talk
Micheal macintyre
Spa days

Creamtea1 Thu 29-Nov-12 22:26:08

Forgot taxi drivers, taxis, buses, bus drivers, Paul McCartney, chris tarrant, my across the road neighbours, Facebook

SoMuchToBits Thu 29-Nov-12 22:31:20

Greggs sossinge roll? hmm

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Thu 29-Nov-12 22:37:55

A dog that's ok coz it's friendly.

neverputasockinatoaster Thu 29-Nov-12 22:40:28

Brussel sprouts

Creamtea1 Thu 29-Nov-12 22:41:42

Thought of more, I'm on a roll
Top cashback
Go compare
Strictly come dancing
Kim kardashian

I hate people who say 'Sainsbos and MaccyDs'. I saw the perfect gift for the female misanthrope in Sainsbos <shudder> today, it was a wine glass and mini wine bottle with 'Girl's Night In' on it.

Not very helpful for you OP.

Right now I hate my boss but I doubt your husband is likely to be buying you a gay man with an obsession about everything being in a straight line angry

gail734 Thu 29-Nov-12 23:16:10

I love waterfall cardigans! They cover up a multitude of sins. Everyone on Mumsnet hates the Asda Christmas advert!

bedmonster Thu 29-Nov-12 23:18:23

Oh my god it was a basket of shit hamper wasn't it grin

WidowWadman Thu 29-Nov-12 23:20:09

The first time he saw the Asda Christmas advert he shouted at the TV, so I doubt it's that. It might be a hamper. Don't let it be a hamper.

HoneyDragon Thu 29-Nov-12 23:20:21

A trip to centre Parcs

Oh no. Wait that's me sad <<clenches>>

Mermaidspam Thu 29-Nov-12 23:21:26

Touche eclat

Mrsjay Thu 29-Nov-12 23:24:02

It is a spa day isn't it bet it was I hate boxes of celebrations or heros why would i want that mother EH hmm

WidowWadman Fri 30-Nov-12 06:43:10

Apparently it's a physical item not a voucher or such thing. So no spa day or center parks.

MyloMash Fri 30-Nov-12 07:02:02

Was it some sort of kitchen appliance? Or a steam mop?!

OlaRapaceFru Fri 30-Nov-12 17:59:15

You do realise, WidowWadman, that you're going to have to come back here on Christmas Day to tell us what it might have been ... and what DH bought you instead of the 'MN hated gift'? grin

catgirl1976 Fri 30-Nov-12 17:59:50


WidowWadman Tue 25-Dec-12 15:04:00

They're rather nice shiny black Hunter wellies. I'd never have guessed but am rather pleased.

SoleSource Tue 25-Dec-12 15:13:39


Yuck yuck yuck

Ruprekt Tue 25-Dec-12 15:36:59

ooooh how fab!! I would love them!!

Why do Mumsnetters hate them?


HollaAtMeSanta Tue 25-Dec-12 18:45:20

Wait, are the Hunters (nice) what he actually got you? What was he going to get before he found out that Mumsnet hates it?

ebersneezer Tue 25-Dec-12 18:47:38

Fish and seafood. Luckily no one has ever bought it for me.

SoleSource Tue 25-Dec-12 19:07:15

Here is your prawn ring I bought you ebersneezer grin

WidowWadman Wed 26-Dec-12 00:07:11

holla it was a double bluff - he never let mumsnet really deter him but wanted to get me guessing.
It's silly but the hinting and guenssing and bluffing etc is what makes it fun

ebersneezer Wed 26-Dec-12 00:11:48

Hmm prawn ring, it was beautiful! Thanks.

If anyone spies a bargain for one in a charity shop tomorrow, yup it's still fresh grin

Some sort of present for the house and not really for you, like a vacuum cleaner of potato peeler with a sharp knife handle.

Or that ugly egg separator that makes the white look like snot coming out of the nostrils of the jug.

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