I think Emma may be among us

(75 Posts)
PseudoBadger Thu 01-Nov-12 07:29:02

<Looks around>

She's meal planning! Keeping a record of all outgoings!

Next she'll be on S&B looking for a dress for a posh London wedding....

PseudoBadger Sat 10-Nov-12 06:55:21

They don't have to feed him.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 10-Nov-12 07:04:28

Yeap - the craziest thing is that Ednemmur don't seem to be claiming any benefits when surely they'd be entitled to some.

Will is probably on a good wage and gets 'tips' and his house is free and gets the rental income from the about to be dumped Tom.

lljkk Sat 10-Nov-12 10:17:20

Will & Nic have free housing, too, the GameKeeper's cottage.
Nic probably has some maintenance from Andrew.
Also having George another night means W+N can treat George to a few nice things (even just a DVD or take-away pizza) so that Emma feels less guilty that she can't.

Tommy Sat 10-Nov-12 13:08:45

fair enough
the poverty thing does seem to have appeared out of no-where though doesn't it?

zillyzilly Sat 10-Nov-12 13:52:36

I imagine they feel they have to 'do' the recession.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 10-Nov-12 16:16:56

Ednemmur did a very bad thing and they will have to be punished

GrendelsMum Sun 11-Nov-12 17:16:42

A new question - how much do you think Tom and Helen get paid? Does anyone really see any of the Bridge Farm businesses bringing in any profit whatsoever?

I reckon that Brenda is supporting Tom's fantasy sausage empire entirely.

PseudoBadger Sun 11-Nov-12 17:49:20

How about - where is Helen?

heronsfly Mon 12-Nov-12 07:20:29

i cant understand why she never mentions family tax credits,they must be entitled if they are on that low a wage.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Nov-12 19:38:53

vg question badger

kim147 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:31:05

Apparently they learn something soon - maybe about benefits (according to Vanessa Winterburn on the PM program)

GrendelsMum Tue 13-Nov-12 22:23:58

I reckon that they've never paid any taxes and they're going to be slapped with a massive tax bill, and it will be the last straw.

And then nice Ed will run off with nice Nick.

PseudoBadger Tue 13-Nov-12 22:38:31

Maybe they'll get a tax rebate grin

GrendelsMum Tue 13-Nov-12 22:44:11

No. I want them to eat the guinea pig.

Realistically, I bet you're right and they'll go to the CAB and be talked through the benefits available to them.

PseudoBadger Tue 13-Nov-12 22:52:30

And then at the end: "If you've been affected by any of the issues raised you can call the Radio 4 action line on....."

Welovecouscous Tue 13-Nov-12 22:55:13

I think Emma is going to start shoplifting sad

SW don't do it!

2LO Wed 14-Nov-12 08:38:10

Surely she won't steal from the village shop, especially while her own mum in on the till shock

Will she speak to CAB or I've-been-there-Nic? The SW won't want to spoil their years of anticipated fraternal warring but it might make it more interesting if the womenfolk pally up. But I still can't believe that a Horrobin/Grundy household doesn't know about the benefits that they can claim

Do you like my birthday name-change. <twirls>

PseudoBadger Wed 14-Nov-12 11:54:56

Very nice smile

Screaminabdabs Wed 14-Nov-12 11:57:17

Oh I prefer the crime idea to being lectured on benefits. After all she has bad blood.

Also why isn't irritating Emmur sucking it up and going back to do a bit more work, she cut her hours recently didn't she. Don't get me started on annoying Will. He always overreacts!

DowagersHump Wed 14-Nov-12 14:24:22

There must be loads of people she could ask for more hours of cleaning work from - Lillian, Linda (her b&b), the Bull, Jenny-darling, Caroline and Oliver (where is Caroline incidentally and whatever happened to their fostering exploits?)

champagnesupernova Wed 14-Nov-12 14:40:39

2L0 GREAT name change grin

GrendelsMum Wed 14-Nov-12 18:41:36

I don't think Emma actually wants to do any more work. Just compare her attitude to Ed's.

Emma is her mother's daughter as far as downright snobbishness goes, and she doesn't want to fit with the Grundy work ethic and poor Clarrie going down to the JobCentre and scraping around for work. (Remember that - now that was sad.)

GrendelsMum Wed 14-Nov-12 18:42:14

Alternatively, maybe Emma and Ed have fed Helen to George.

GrendelsMum Wed 14-Nov-12 19:58:19

Sorry to say I shed a small tear for Ed when he was given the steak and kidney pie today.

No tears for Emma.

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