does anyone remember the PIzza express thread when the person APPEARED on the thread?

(60 Posts)
BelindaCarlisle Sun 24-Feb-13 21:40:19

Someone was moaning about a mess left in PE and should they trash the place, leave napkins food etc all over the floor.

and the person concerned arrived on the thread

SassySask Sun 24-Feb-13 21:45:23

No but I was in PE the other day and the parents left a huge amount of mess all over the floor. Menus, cutlery, food, napkins. I was utterly disgusted!

BelindaCarlisle Sun 24-Feb-13 21:46:01

ok imagine the thread going along like this,.... then the offender pops up and got really cross

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sun 24-Feb-13 21:46:41

How on earth did they know it was them?

PedlarsSpanner Sun 24-Feb-13 21:46:53

gawd YES

had the toddler used a potty neath table too?

BelindaCarlisle Sun 24-Feb-13 21:47:24

oh shit!! i dont remember that.

BelindaCarlisle Sun 24-Feb-13 21:48:21

i dont know. i think was deleted.
i was the only person around one Saturday when Gina Ford popped up. ( this was YEARS ago and was bfore the lebanon affair)

OHforDUCKScake Sun 24-Feb-13 21:48:35

The only reason I still come on MN is for the day the person the OP is slating steps up.

I cant believe I missed it! Link please!!

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Feb-13 21:48:44

I don't remember that

But I do remember the owner of some tea room turning up when someone had complained about it.

And another weird one about a bouncy castle party in a hall...moaning about the parent of another child whose birthday it was too.

The (reg) OP was never seen again after the other parent came on to post.

Bluelightsandsirens Sun 24-Feb-13 21:49:09

The first thread I was truly flamed on was when I posted about the huge amount of mess and waste left on the table opposite us one afternoon (I did wait until I got home to type my angst at the amount of buffet food wasted)

Sorry Belinda,I don't remember that thread though.

BelindaCarlisle Sun 24-Feb-13 21:49:24

i sometimes plan to arrive on a stupid petty thread about it and pretend to be the complainee (? is that even a word?)

montmartre Sun 24-Feb-13 21:57:04

I don't remember a potty being involved... but I remember the thread grin

WeAreSix Sun 24-Feb-13 21:59:11

Oh I remember the party thread! Didn't the mum who came on to defend herself end up sticking around?

gardengate Sun 24-Feb-13 21:59:50

Are you complaining about me again belinda? God, this is the second time you've done it. God, if a family can't even go out for tea angry

AlisonMoyet Sun 24-Feb-13 22:00:27


montmartre Sun 24-Feb-13 22:02:16

worra- is that the one where another parent wanted to insist the organised party was to celebrate her child's bday too? (fairly recent, about 8 mo ago?)

Hassled Sun 24-Feb-13 22:05:09

I remember it. It was car crash stuff.

I also remember a truly bizarre thread about how someone had thrown a football at the OP's cat, which was innocently sat on a fence. Cue much "that's outrageous! People are AWFUL! Who would do that?".
Anyway - then someone posts admitting it was her. Cat shat in her garden on a daily basis and she'd flipped. She was very sorry. Cue much "Cats are bloody horrible - I don't blame you".

AlisonMoyet Sun 24-Feb-13 22:05:58

think the cat one was a wind up. Apparently it was hilarious.

AlisonMoyet Sun 24-Feb-13 22:06:06

( it wasnt)

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Sun 24-Feb-13 22:08:37

I remember that thread. I read it handing behind a cushion grin

TattyCatty Sun 24-Feb-13 22:14:16

I love the fact that the Pizza Express thread is still remembered! The OP was talking about my friend and I - friend was an established poster on here, and it was my first ever venture into the world of MN smile. Sadly the thread is long gone as it was in Chat, but it dates back to May 2007. Definitely no potty under the table - usual amount of food flung on the floor by very small children eating lunch (both of our DDs were around 15 months old), but a particularly memorable occasion as my DD managed to break both a glass and a plate. We had offered to sweep up, but the OP clearly hadn't heard nor noticed my desire for the ground to open up and swallow me after such a disastrous meal. blush

montmartre Sun 24-Feb-13 22:15:41

bluelights- you complained about someone's mess... but you got flamed?
Why on earth?

montmartre Sun 24-Feb-13 22:17:04

Ha! I knew there was no potty wink
Food on the floor? well that's blw for you...

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Feb-13 22:17:39

montmartre and WeAreSix yes that's the one grin

Most strange how the OP never returned after the 'other parent' showed up though.

<< Chinny rub >>

AlisonMoyet Sun 24-Feb-13 22:19:21

hahahahha tatty catty!

Ahem TattyCatty - I think you'll find that it was YOU who smashed the glass, not your dd! wink

TattyCatty Sun 24-Feb-13 22:23:21

Was it?! Getting old - my memory is going........

Bluelightsandsirens Sun 24-Feb-13 22:25:53

Yes. Pages and pages of mind your own business why shouldn't some one treat their DC and let them over fill their bowl with ice cream etc that obviously wasn't going to get eaten in view of the amount of wasted sale and pizza slices thrown all over the table and floor.

I needed to get a grip

I think it was in the school holidays though but I won't be posting a judgy thread for years a while any time soon!

I still believe I was right to think it was wrong though.

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 24-Feb-13 22:26:51

Belinda, I too was here when GF popped in. Was at work and it was VERY quiet so had a quick razz on MN to pass the time. Ended up on here all afternoon as I genuinely couldn't believe what I was watching unfold. Rushed home and logged on to keep up with it but it had gone by then. Don't remember the PE one though.

montmartre Sun 24-Feb-13 22:27:00

Well, FWIW- I think you were right! Sorry I wasn't there to stand up for you, an' all. grin

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sun 24-Feb-13 22:32:56

I love the fact that in 2 separate instances, the perceived protaganist has ended up staying on MN and the original complainant didn't hang around after the fall out!

Amaz eballs ing

domesticslattern Sun 24-Feb-13 22:46:46

Potty was Pizza Hut, wasn't it? Very different establishment. Popped up again in Tescos IIRC.
I liked the one where someone slated a B&B then the owner came on and defended themselves rather well and a few of us said we'd quite like to stay there now. It's funny the way things turned around. Herd creatures the lot of us.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Sun 24-Feb-13 23:33:24
Buzzardbird Sun 24-Feb-13 23:58:05

I came on here one night after a evening with friends had been totally ruined by someone's appalling behaviour and then found the said person started a thread about it and made it all look like her dh's fault. There was many a cry of "ltb", just goes to show how the op's version of events can be a total load of tripe.

AlisonMoyet Mon 25-Feb-13 07:57:11

So who misbehaved ?

Sugarice Mon 25-Feb-13 08:03:55

A more recent one was a story about a woman from her window seeing a toddler being aggressively smacked by his Mum [parked outside her house] then getting into a car with a locally well known business address plastered all over it.

The woman banged on her window telling her to stop smacking her child then the Mum knocked on her door appealing to her that it wasn't how it looked.

Next thing or next day , Angry Gran of child appeared on the thread calling us all sorts shock for commenting on the smacking and I think complained to HQ.

I don't think it was the hairy hand either but I stand corrected if I'm wrong.

TheElephantIsADaintyBird Mon 25-Feb-13 08:12:40

Ooh what happened on the Gina Ford one? How does anyone know it was actually her? I'd have loved to be on that one!

GetOrf Mon 25-Feb-13 08:16:01

Bloody hell how have I missed all this shite, I have been here for years.

I do remember the recent party one - it seemed rather odd, loads of cheerleading 'clumsy' on. I think it was completely fabricated tbh. The OP started another thread a few days later with live updates re a cake and people were going yeah, yeah, chinny reckon.

I don't believe half the bollocks on here at the moment, tbh.

limitedperiodonly Mon 25-Feb-13 10:09:04

There was one where a pregnant poster was manhandled out of a twee shop for the crime of her child touching the display. It went on for ages because it was going to court and she kept giving updates.

Then the shopkeeper came on threatening legal all sorts. He sounded like Edward from The League of Gentlemen's local shop.

She won in court in the end and I think she's still here. I loved that thread.

Psammead Mon 25-Feb-13 10:16:57

I remember one about a child who had vommed? And the person in the restaurant had to clean it up? Was that the same one?

Psammead Mon 25-Feb-13 10:17:47

Oh, check me out with my question marks at the end of statements. Sorry about that.

foxache Mon 25-Feb-13 10:55:29

Wasn't there a chat thread about the perfume company (Cheap Smells?) and the OP said they'd sent the wrong perfume and complained, then the owner turned up on the thread?

Someone recently posted again about them, asking for recommendations and the replies were positive, so I think it's all been forgotten.

gardengate Mon 25-Feb-13 12:29:36

Do you remember the DH posting that his wife wouldn't let him buy a sportscar, moaning about her as a tight-arsed frigid bitch and she came on saying that the garage was full of exensive crap he'd bought and never used (ie jetskis)£ she didn't want him to use joint savings on a 2-seater car for DH/DD which she could never sit in. I wonder if they are divorced?

SarkyPants Mon 25-Feb-13 12:49:14

and there was one where someone was moaning about some accommodation (in the SW?) and the owner then came on and made a right arse of himself.

sis Mon 25-Feb-13 12:57:17

then there was the thread about Guardian columnist Tim Dowling which Tim and his wife turned up on

Yes I remrmber! Was talking abt it just the other day

dawntigga Mon 25-Feb-13 13:06:59

Ah yes, Gia brought that to our attention on the threat where somebody, who will remain nameless, thought that Mr Gia called himself Prof because he was full of himself.


dawntigga didn't see that thread, but I can guess who you mean grin

AlisonMoyet Mon 25-Feb-13 14:04:43


montmartre Mon 25-Feb-13 16:12:22

No, gia, as in @giagia, as in Mr d ream's wife.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 25-Feb-13 16:18:53

I remember the cheap scents thread and the thread where the shopkeeper pushed the mumsnetter and her mum out the shop. They were funny. And the kids party mix up thread.

I started a thread about Victoria Beckham once....fairly innocent stuff but some people said some not very pleasant stuff and a couple of months later she was moaning about it in a Closer interview. That was years ago.

NotGoingToOutMyself Mon 25-Feb-13 16:31:42

<Makes dramatic entrance>

I was the OP on the Pizza Express thread. I had no idea it was so infamous!

In my defence, I knew the waitress and she had a good old moan to us about how the ladies had just got up and left it, plus had left no tip. It did all look rather damning! As soon as Tatty came along and pointed out that they had offered to clear up and that they had indeed left a tip, I apologised. Perhaps the real villain of the piece was the waitress for telling Tatty that the mess didn't matter when, clearly, she was very narked about it and for telling us porkies.

It was very funny how everyone was agreeing with me about mess being awful until Tatty turned up, then I was flamed for being critical and unsympathetic to mums with toddlers. I think there was even speculation that I was a troll because I didn't get chance to come back to the thread for ages and respond to comments.

There is a new twist to the story as I think I now know TattyCatty in real life. I've seen her name on a thread about the school my DD goes to and I think her DD goes to the same school. Could be wrong but I've namechanged so I don't out myself to her!

VivaLeBeaver Mon 25-Feb-13 16:47:33

I've just been googling to try and find Victoria beckhams closer magazine interview..not found it yet but the thread made the daily wail which I hadn't realised.

dm link

TattyCatty Mon 25-Feb-13 17:20:35

Notgoingtooutmyself - now that's very scary indeed! I have mentioned DD's school on here before (as it's a bloody fine one!), so now I'm going to be looking for signs of a fellow MNer at the school gates.......... grin

Arf! Hello MDI!

It was me rather than TC who recognised the situation and posted on the orig thread. TC wasn't even an MNer until I shared the thread with her.

She thinks she knows who you are too btw. Why not discuss it over coffee one afternoon, but be careful not to smash the cup afterwards wink.

NotGoingToOutMyself Mon 25-Feb-13 19:23:19

Ah well, if it got TC onto Mumsnet, something good came out of it!

TattyCatty Mon 25-Feb-13 19:40:51

It took me a while before I dared to go back to Pizza Express though.......... wink

lionheart Tue 26-Feb-13 15:58:53

I remember the thread and the one about the woman being pushed. Didn't realise the pusher had come on as well.

SneakyNinja Tue 26-Feb-13 21:06:30

I remember the one about the nursery owner smacking her child too. Op was getting hassled by her family then poof forever gone.

grin grin grin at tatty & notgoingtooutmyself scanning for ridiculous long leopard print scarves.

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