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It's Mumsnet/George Foreman story time! Add a line and you could win a grill worth £70: bring them home time....NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-13 10:34:25

The folks at George Foreman have been inspired by the hilarious post-a-line-at-a-time storytelling threads started by MNers in the past (like this one), so to help promote their fab new comp on their pages on MN (where you could win a family holiday to Lanzarote), they're challenging you lot to get your creative juices flowing and come up with some novel <groan> posts.

You'll see, below, that the George Foreman team have started a story and now they're inviting you to add to it. Anyone who does (and who sticks to the 'broad rules') will be in with the chance of winning a 10 portion Grill & Griddle from George Foreman, RRP 69.99

Broad rules:

1 One line/ sentence per post (you can post more than once, but don't get too carried away)

2 You don't have to mention George Foreman grills but can shoehorn in if you want - feel free to cunningly and by stealth include references to the great qualities of the grills (namely fat reducing, healthy eating, quick cooking, versatility, speed of cooking etc grin)

3 Try to keep it (at least) vaguely clean - this is a family product after all wink.

4 Everyone who adds a comment will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a 10 portion grill & griddle from George Foreman worth £69.99.

5 Draw will take place on Monday 5th August.

So, the story starts with a scenario many of us might recognise....

The Watson Family Holiday....

As the packed car trundled slowly down the ferry ramp into Calais, Susan briefly felt the relaxation of being on holiday.

Already this morning, Jude and Eleanor had been squeezed into the back seats with a selection of toys, treats and promises of fun to come. Susan had thought ahead and grilled some chicken strips on her George Foreman and created some chicken and salad wraps for for a healthy lunch on the road. Buster the cat had been transported into the care of their helpful neighbour Alf.

Now the sat nav was being tuned to France - and as she selected their destination Susan hooked it up so Dan could see the next instruction. Their heavily-loaded people carrier rolled off into the ferry terminal, and Susan said......

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 16:08:18

Once this holiday is over, thought Susan, I may well LTB, and I'll fight for custody of the George Foreman but he can keep the kids.

MardyBra Mon 29-Jul-13 16:16:58

Susan longed to find a wifi connection so she could login to MN and update everyone with her adventures so far.

ApplesinmyPocket Mon 29-Jul-13 16:24:31

Hotspot found, Susan was soon posting away: "AIBU to be shocked and saddened that this brilliant new bit of kitchen kit is not named a George ForeWOMAN?! angry"

lougle Mon 29-Jul-13 16:29:52

"YABU to be stealth boasting that you own the new non-stick 10 person George Foreman grill envy" said mummababbyhunz

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 16:37:41

"You are just jealous that I have the versatility of a fabulous Foreman, you nest of vipers!" flounced Susan.

CMOTDibbler Mon 29-Jul-13 16:45:34

Dan poked at the grilling onions, and wondered if now was the time to tell Susan that he'd realised that the bag with their clothes in was still sitting on their bed.

lougle Mon 29-Jul-13 16:49:30

Susan watched Dan poking the grilling onions, wondering what could be so thought-provoking. She concluded that he was mystified by the speed, evenness and ease of their cooking, thanks to the 10-portion grill and griddle.

aristocat Mon 29-Jul-13 16:54:37

"We need to talk" said Dan.

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 17:03:10

"Is this about Sharon?" asked Susan, "because if it is, let me tell you that she wouldn't know a healthy, versatile grill if she fell over one."

kasbah72 Mon 29-Jul-13 17:18:35

"Sharon?" snarled Dan as his poked onions rapidly took on an evenly grilled hue thanks to the efficiency of his grill. "Yes, well I was actually going to tell you that someone seems to have stolen all the chutney and I bet it was something to do with Sharon, actually."

MardyBra Mon 29-Jul-13 17:59:18

Jude pipes up: "Is anyone going to decide if I'm a boy or a girl in this sorry saga, then...?"

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 18:03:35

"This is your fault" Dan snaps, "all those gender neural things you bought them as babies has left him...uh her...with no idea what she...uh he...is. You should have listened to my mother!"

Tee2072 Mon 29-Jul-13 18:15:10

"Your mother? The same woman who insisted she had to be there when our daughter Jude was born?!?!" Susan shrieked.

TheFutureMrsB Mon 29-Jul-13 18:25:51

"Yes my mother, what is the problem between you and my mother?" Dan shouts back.

Susan seethes inwardly "When we get home I am starting an AIBU thread all about your poxy mother!"

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 18:27:08

"At least my mother knew how to grill" muttered Dan.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 29-Jul-13 18:41:15

"Your mother looks like George Foreman" snipped Susan.

Bearfrills Mon 29-Jul-13 18:43:38

"You can talk, at least she knows its a George Foreman grill and not a George Formby grill," Dan snarked back

ForgetfulNameChanger Mon 29-Jul-13 18:52:48

"I got it wrong once! Ffs!" Yelled Susan.

KurriKurri Mon 29-Jul-13 19:01:53

'Hey Jude, don't make it bad,take a sad song and make it better' said a passing elderly Liverpudlian, helpfully.

MartyrStewart Mon 29-Jul-13 19:05:55

Susan sat silently seething.

lougle Mon 29-Jul-13 19:21:06

...while the onions sat sensationally sizzling.

Lucie1979 Mon 29-Jul-13 19:32:59

They cooked so quicky and smelt amazing, she thought.

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 19:36:21

It reminded her of when she first met Dan, those student days, grilling a pot noodle while they held hands to The Smiths.

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 19:49:55

How ironic that The Smiths (and the militant vegetarian Morrissey) should cross her mind as she wistfully grilled half a dead pig and wondered what Morrissey would like to grill ten portions of....

aristocat Mon 29-Jul-13 19:55:16

...... and that Dan was once this charming man grin

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