I snapped at DS in Gap the other day "will you STOP messing around please, this isn't a playground". it wasn't DS [shock]

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MamaG Fri 15-Jan-10 22:09:11

Same height, same pea-green coat, same blonde hair.

He looked at me fearfully
His Dad GLARED at me

I stuttered, giggled, blushed adn pointed at my own DS and the man just huffed off. Silly twat!

RonNumber Sun 17-Jan-10 21:36:03

my mate once got into a taxi outside her hosue and said " birmingham city centre please"

and the woman driver looked at her like this hmm

RonNumber Sun 17-Jan-10 21:37:45

oh adn at rugby the other day i was tlaking to another dad who i know from outside rugby when i felt his hand touch my arse

"cheeky sod " I thought and was JUST ABout to say " gerroff"

when i turned around and it was ds

PHEW

I am crying with laughter at these - and almost having a little genuine sniffle at Rachel's lovely dad smile.

Events of this nature are not scarce in the pushme household. Eg.

On holiday this year I returned to the wrong caravan. Imagine the confusion of the lovely man and his wife who were lounging around wearing only towels (badly) blush.

Last week in the supermarket I spotted DH carrying DD a couple of aisles away from where I'd left them. Ran up behind them, gave both a big kiss on the cheek/neck and berated them for running off.....Obviously complete strangers with their own DW/M a couple of metres away.

squeaver Sun 17-Jan-10 21:52:50

I've done that taxi thing.

Years ago, on holiday, dh and I were recovering from an afternoon <ahem> nap when a bloke walked into our hotel room and went for a piss in the bathroom.

He'd got out of the lift on the wrong floor.

cyteen Sun 17-Jan-10 22:06:05

squeaver, that sounds like a scene from the bad porn film in American Werewolf in London. "I've never seen you before in my life!" etc. grin

(Obviously if you have never seen AWIL this post will make no sense whatsoever....sorry.)

dylsmum1998 Sun 17-Jan-10 22:06:11

pmsl this thread is so funny,
and how lovely of rachels dad!

I did the hand thing again yesterday. DD had been skiing and I was keen to come home. DD has a pale blue ski jacket and she'd come down the slope. I went over to her before she could go up again and said we are going. She reluctantly agreed and i said I would tow her using her poles. Somehow I managed to get a child who wasn't mine and start heaving them to the car. I was only stopped by dd appearing at my side which, physically should have been impossible given my arm was behind me with a weighty child attatched to it. the child wasn't even a girl and looked a bit shock and scared. DD- aka supergrass couldn't wait to get home and tell her dad.

kingprawntikka Mon 18-Jan-10 09:55:40

I have done the wrong hotel room too. I got out of the lift on the wrong floor, walked to our room ( well where our room would have been had I been on the right floor) and the door was propped open . I walked in said a cheery hello to the chambermaid told her I was just collecting something and then it slowly dawned on me that nothing in the room looked familiar.
My husband couldn't understand what had taken me so long!!

MerlinsBeard Mon 18-Jan-10 10:15:20

In a busy book shop. I had DS2 with me nagging and DS3 In the buggy screaming. DH and DS1 were looking at a book on the other side of the shelf. As DH came round the corner he knocked over a big pile of books. I said "tidy that up you numpty"

it wasn't DH, in fact they weren't even in the same shop! The poor man looked mortified but picked the books up grin

Poledra Mon 18-Jan-10 10:26:46

PMSL - don't have any funny stories but was a bit teary at Rachel's lovely dad - I could imagine my dad doing something very similar.

crankytwanky Mon 18-Jan-10 10:40:04

BananaPudding that has made me cry![hormonal emoticon]

I've grabbed random men's hands many times. Once when I was about 10 I was in WHSmiths with my Dad, looking at magazines. I grabbed at the cover of the publication he was looking at and said "Metal Hammer? Pffttt. MC Hammer's much better"! Pulled down magazine to see cross goth looking at me.
Dad was further down the aisle reading Morris Minor Monthly.

A friend ince shoved a chocolate puddingin someone's face thinking it was me. She still blames me for it!

TheQuibbler Mon 18-Jan-10 11:18:24

BananaPudding - that is an amazing story, made me all sniffly.

I've done a few of these in my time too.

I was meeting my bf in a coffee place. I spotted him, sitting with his back to me, and scoffing a large cake.

So, obviously, I went up to him, grabbed it out of his hand and took a large bite, giggling all the while.

Of course, it wasn't him at all. It will take me a long time to forget the look of horror on that poor guy's face as he turned around to see who was stealing his food.

LouIsOnAHighwayToHell Mon 18-Jan-10 11:20:13

Once when taking a DC to ballet I came back to the car and hopped in and told the other DC to stop fighting. Not my car and not my DC!

Poledra Mon 18-Jan-10 11:21:09

Just coming back to this to say to Banana Pudding, yes, Rachel's dad was lovely, but so was yours, as he came and got you out of there. smile

Casmama Mon 18-Jan-10 11:48:38

I was at a family wedding a few years back where we were all staying at the same hotel with lots of narrow corridors a bit like a rabbit warren. I was ready early and went along to my parents room and just barged straight in to find a couple I had never met looking back at me half dressed and extremely shocked. I spluttered an apology and left asap but was horrified to then meet them at the wedding.

helpYOUiWILL Mon 18-Jan-10 13:03:16

did you know Rachels dad or was it a complete random number?

I have to admit that I got a little teary myself remembering rachel's dad. It's been a long time since I thought about, and since having a child makes me especially weepy.

I didn't know his daughter Rachel. It was a completely random man I'd woken up by misdailing, and apparently he had a daughter who sounded very similar or was the same age. Being a teenager who partied rather too much, I promptly lost his number.

My parents were really wonderful about stuff like that. They never asked questions unless I volunteered information. I think they wanted me to feel safe calling them.

After I posted this I was talking to my mom about it, and she said that such was her reputation among our friends that several times our friends called my parents for a ride in similar situations (when neither my sister nor I were with them) because they knew they would be rescued! I don't think my parents were trying to endorse our bad behavior, but just to provide us a safe "out" when we made foolish choices.

MamaG Mon 18-Jan-10 22:37:18

so we have to be massively careful about hotel rooms and taxis.

tortoiseonthehalfshell Tue 19-Jan-10 06:09:10

Okay, no word of a lie, as I was reading this thread I heard this from the office next to mine (occupied by 40-something laides' man who I suspect of having several girlfriends on the go):

"Well, hi there sweetie, happy birthday! You get sexier every year!

[...]

Oh. sorry, I must have rung the wrong number. Hi, Jane. How was the film?"

Rochel4 Tue 19-Jan-10 13:08:13

my children have all on occassion walked off with someone else thinking it was me....i'm still wondering if they were trying to tell me something grin

TheQuibbler eating that poor blokes cake had me crying!
No where near as entertaining as some of the stories on here but once when DS was a newborn I was browsing the baby clothes in next to then turn around and see some older lady casually walking off with him in his pram, when I grabbed the handle, the woman was mortified bless her, she kept babbling about she thought the handle felt funny and she wasnt trying to to snatch him. I felt awful for her!

Oh I once called my teacher Dad.
I was 15... blush Im going to my 10 year school reunion this year wonder how long it will take before someone mentions it. grin

Brachy Tue 19-Jan-10 21:41:34

I was in the gym working out on the rower. I was getting competitive with myself so was working very hard. DH came up and spoke to me about noting. A minute later he returns to tell me something equally inane.
A minute later I am tapped on the shoulder and I let out a 'why don't you just fuck off, I'm sweating like a pig and all you want to do is tell me something useless'.
It was not DH, but a parent of a child that I taught in school blush

The school carpool I was in as a child climbed into a maroon mini in the car park. After about 10 minutes we realized it wasn't one of our mothers' cars but that of the local priest (convent school). The rosary hanging off the rearview mirror should have given us a clue.

We all had to climb out again in front of about 40 bemused parents and go and find the right car.

I love this thread.

Got to go - the gasman cometh!

Boco Thu 21-Jan-10 10:26:28

In the supermarket recently, dd2 who is 5, was looking at the children's dvds. A woman had come and stood directly behind her, and dd had leaned back against the womans legs and pulled the sides of the woman's long coat around herself so she was INSIDE the woman's coat. I glanced up to see dds legs sticking out of a strange woman's coat and dd1 shrieking with laughter. The woman was tryign to open her coat but dd was resisting until I called her name and she shot out looking petrified at realising she had made a tent out of a stranger.

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