Get a grip Brenda!

(14 Posts)
JessieMcJessie Wed 03-Jul-13 06:17:19

Brenda, after a brief demonstration of guts when she ditched Tom, is now driving me mad. She only took the job at Amside because the commute from her marketing job in (Nottingham? Leicester?) was too long, but now that she is no longer building a rural future with Tom, what's stopping her going out and getting a similar job and living in a flatshare in a city? She could even move to London, imagine that! She has no self respect if she keeps working for Lilian a moment longer, given how she's been treated.

I was itching for Moike to say as much today when she was pouring out her heart to him and it was beyond annoying that the best he could come up with was "things will work themselves out" or something similarly trite. Why is nobody making any practical suggestions and reminding her of a life outside Ambridge? It's not as if she ever talks about loving the countryside or having farming in her blood. And surely when she chose her degree subject she knew that there were no jazzy PR agencies in the Greater Felpersham area?

PrincessFiorimonde Wed 03-Jul-13 12:21:57

Haven't listened to yesterday's yet, but I agree that in RL someone in Brenda's position would have told Lilian to stuff the job ages ago.

cryhavoc Wed 03-Jul-13 12:32:08

I totally agree. I thought her ditching the Sausage King would lead to a new beginning. I think the signs are pointing to her being offered Roy's old job at Grey Gables.

JollyGolightly Wed 03-Jul-13 14:15:03

Surely that's what it's limping inexorably towards? They do spin out the dullest of tales, almost beyond the limits of my patience.

JessieMcJessie Wed 03-Jul-13 15:14:06

I suppose you are right. However I will be very disappointed if Caroline emplys someone with no hotel management experience whatsoever as her asst. manager. No real life manager would ever do this and there would be hordes of candidates with training and experience queuing up for the job. And how dull for Brenda, GG is hardly likely to be a fertile dating ground, is it? Come to think of it, Brenda doesn't even have much of a social life with female friends....What on earth is the point of choosing the freedom of a child-free life and then living it in Ambridge??

Though there is one romantic spark on the Ambridge horizon- I am very much looking forward to Helen's moral dilemma when Megadairy Rob finally ditches his silent wife and declares himself available.

lljkk Netherlands Thu 04-Jul-13 20:25:13

Brenda is going to become Caroline's new assistant. Obvious, no?

Bluestocking Thu 04-Jul-13 20:34:41

Have you heard the Ambridge Extras with Tiger and Pusscat in Montenegro? Tiger seems to have abandoned Puss in favour of a Russian entrepreneur who plied him with single malt and showed him his enormous hotel.

nennypops Thu 04-Jul-13 20:46:34

I agree, this is being spun out ludicrously. When someone is moaning like hell about their job, their lack of a flat, and the fact that they keep bumping into their ex, it simply beggars belief that they wouldn't take the blatantly obvious course of polishing up their CV and turning to the Sits Vac column in the papers. If Brenda's too dumb to think of that, she deserves to be miserable for ever.

Bluestocking Thu 04-Jul-13 20:49:32

I'm surprised the Ambridge Flat Fairy hasn't found Brenda a new home. Are we supposed to be thinking she and the Sausage Baron will get back together?

GrimmaTheNome Thu 04-Jul-13 20:54:25

I'm sure Brenda will be out of there before long. Just need to get Lillian back in the office so she can have a mega bust up and quit in style.

HamsterOnAWheel Thu 04-Jul-13 23:56:29

Come on guys! Brendurr is really broight you know. Didn't she go to Uni? She'll find a solution soon.

JessieMcJessie Fri 05-Jul-13 01:38:19

Bluestocking that spoiler was a bit gratuitous, thanks a bunch.

Bluestocking Fri 05-Jul-13 06:44:24

I am genuinely sorry, Jessie ... how thoughtless of me.

Theas18 Mon 15-Jul-13 12:53:40

Baaaad things in store for Bren?

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