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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-Oct-13 11:57:10

EE have asked us to find out what the strangest thing is Mumsnetters have ever been asked to share.

Here's what EE have to say, "We're the UK's biggest mobile network and we've just created Shared 4GEE Plans. They are a new way for your household to share a pool of data across your devices from phones to laptops to tablets and still save money.

A Shared 4GEE Plan allows your whole family to enjoy the fastest speeds on EE's 4G network. It works by letting you share your data allowance across up to 5 devices whether they are 4G ready or not, and everyone can enjoy unlimited minutes and unlimited texts too. Even better, it's less money than having everyone on separate mobile contracts and you get it all on one simple bill. Shared 4GEE Plans are unique to EE and we want to celebrate their launch by asking you how sharing fits into your busy life.

We recently conducted a survey asking Mumsnetters what they would share and only 3% of respondents would be willing to share their toothbrush, which got us thinking - what is the most unusual item you've ever shared or have been asked to share?"

Perhaps a neighbour once asked to borrow your brand new car? Or your colleague asked for half your sandwich? Maybe your LO has been known to make strange requests to have share something? Where do you draw the line when sharing?

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viperslast Wed 23-Oct-13 12:45:08

Hmm, my strangest has to be a lift share to uni in the next town. It involved me driving to her town in the opposite direction then back past mine and on to uni. The share doubled my time and petrol costs but saved hers totally. When I suggested she was passing mine anyway and would incur no extra time/cost so maybe that would be better I got told I was most selfish and should consider her more! I declined politely and she sulked for the remaining two years grin

Obviously a lift share isn't strange but the circumstances of this one seemed very odd!

Spirulina Wed 23-Oct-13 12:50:00

My ds asked if he could share my run! Now I love running, it's my 'me' time, but I had to say yes. Suppose I should be grateful my teenage son still wants to be seen out in public with his mother! grin

mindingalongtime Wed 23-Oct-13 12:54:52

Due to overbooking, hotel asked me to share a room with a stranger at an annual conference, okay, she was a delegate, but then expected to share a double bed with her too! Oh no, guess who got upgraded to the bridal suite, because that is all we have left - that will do nicely!

Preciousbane Wed 23-Oct-13 12:57:38

My engagement ring, DH rather eccentric Aunt wanted to wear it at mine and DH engagement party. She has her own engagement ring and husband, she took huge offence when I said no.

BoyGirlBoy3 Wed 23-Oct-13 13:19:10

We just sat down at the local play farm, with some chips, and a man approached, he said, "They look nice, my wife doesn't let me have chips! Can I have one?". We said yes, but we thought he was joking, however he just took one, and said, "Lovely!".

clubnail Wed 23-Oct-13 17:11:38

We didn't have a car at the time and my friend was having a party about 300 miles away. I declined, saying I couldn't get there with toddler DS in tow (children were invited to the party), and she'd found a friend she said would give us all a lift to the party as he was living close to where we were at the time. So a 600 mile round trip with a toddler, and a person we didn't know. Bless her, I know she really wanted us to go to the party, but that long a car journey, with a toddler requiring regular pitstops, in a stranger's car, er, no!

MadMonkeys Wed 23-Oct-13 21:16:49

Erm, someone offered me her pregnancy belly bra thingy. I turned her down grin

My urine. When I was heavily pg I was asked to poas for someone that was trying to get emergency accommodation from the council.

She wasn't impressed when I told her I didnt think it would work.

Once had a not particularly close work colleague ask me if I would buy some stuff on a store card and she would pay the minimum payments.

CMOTDibbler Wed 23-Oct-13 21:31:30

My ds wants to share everything with me - bed, bath, food, drink. It wasn't so bad sharing food and drink when he was little, but at 7 one bite of my cake is rather a lot. And he takes up a lot of room in the bath.

my wifi passkey. neighbour who couldnt get a contract of her own but wanted to use mine! she got turned down then called me a snob :D

dahville Thu 24-Oct-13 09:39:16

My toothbrush - while I was at a youth hostel somebody asked if they could use my toothbrush as someone else had nicked theirs. Ick.

isitme1 Thu 24-Oct-13 10:03:43

Strangest thing for me was 'husband'
Me and lil sis used to share everything.
Im Muslim and for us we have to say a prayer for the nikah (marriage ceremony) now who ever says it (repeats after the priest) they are then married to the other person who says it (think of it as vows)
Lil sis didnt understand and she said
dont worry if you mess up I will read it with you
As you can imagine all the stares she got from all the elder members of family! Lmao.
Mum then said im sure she doesnt want to share her husband with you!

Nightwish Thu 24-Oct-13 10:05:28

My DS1 has asked to share the toilet, I told him it doesn't quite work like that and he would have to wait!

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Thu 24-Oct-13 10:11:19

I got asked to share a room with someone I'd never met before when we were attending a course and had both been booked into the same room on the accommodation block. It wouldn't be so bad if it was a twin room, but it wasn't. It had one single bed!

ShatnersEmptyCatacomb Thu 24-Oct-13 10:43:44

Another one asked to share an hotel room with a stranger, again on a conference. I did it as well, mainly because the alternative was to go home and I was anticipating some ace freebies the next day. They did introduce me to my roommate first, to see if we liked the look of each other confused grin. Not sure if either of us would have had to the nerve to say "No, I don't think so," on being introduced!

It was the least restful night I've ever had I think. The poor woman I shared with was very anxious and couldn't stop talking, even in her sleep.

PervCat Thu 24-Oct-13 10:44:36


GaryBuseysTeeth Thu 24-Oct-13 10:46:07

I had to share a part in a school play once.
We both played Lady Capulet, I did the first act and she did the second, so at least I had the party!
They added a few lines for Lady capulet two in order to make it fair....wonder now if her mum had stormed the school demnading her daughter was given a bigger part!

elizaco Thu 24-Oct-13 10:46:57

Going out for a meal is a rare treat for me and my husband and we have been asked a couple of times, when a place is busy (usually in small country pubs), if we would mind sharing a table with other diners. Maybe some people are more sociable than me, and wouldn't mind. I certainly would, and think this is a very odd expectation!

WhyIRayLiotta Thu 24-Oct-13 10:52:40

My neighbour asked to share my washing line. I didn't really know what to say and ended up letting them. She proceeded to hang out all her underwear saying how much nicer it smells when it dries outside.

I try not to let her see when I'm outside now.

Willemdefoeismine Thu 24-Oct-13 10:57:56

The last ibuprofen tablet I had in my first aid box when travelling. It was with my best friend though so I didn't take much persuasion!

Apart from all the usual toddler "sharing" (meaning "I'll take most of yours, but don't even think about asking for some of mine"), it's probably rooms at company kick off events.

US corporations seem to think that sharing rooms (not beds, I am glad to say) is normal and don't understand the European resistance to the whole idea. I once shared with someone I didn't know at all, and another time arrived late and had to ask the check in staff who I was sharing with as she was already there and asleep - that one was a nice surprise actually as it was someone I knew and liked.

A ferry company once tried to tell my mother that a 4 berth cabin was enough accommodation for a family of 5 (they were paying, as ferry had been delayed/cancelled/something). She drew herself up to her full 5ft 2.25" and said "my children don't share beds" - they gave her another cabin, and we had uncharacteristically enough sense to keep quiet, as had we been paying we would absolutely have been sharing grin

Pants. My toddler always follows me into the bathroom and tries to climb in them while I am sitting on the toilet. I'm still wearing them too mind you!

Otherwise, the oddest thing would have to be a bra. DP's ex brought her children over for a visit and for some reason she never wore a bra. That was quite an odd request. The bra gurus on here would have been in fits as it was easily 5 sizes too small.

Spirael Thu 24-Oct-13 11:31:42

I ended up sharing my lunch with the MD of the entire global company a few weeks ago when he was visiting our satellite office. He'd forgotten to bring any and liked the look of mine!

nevergoogle Thu 24-Oct-13 12:08:39

When my eldest was about 3 he threw a tantrum because I wouldn't share my hiccups. He was screaming in all seriousness "give me hiccups mummy!" He was furious.

I would have shared if I could've.

creepypenisreaper Thu 24-Oct-13 13:40:00

My flatmate wanted my ice-cube 'recipe'.... apparently she wanted to know how I 'got the chips so crunchy' hmm

AndHarry Thu 24-Oct-13 13:42:19

I was going to say toothbrush but as that's the example I'll try not to be boring.

I regarded anything someone asked to share while I was heavily pregnant and overdue as extremely unusual and unreasonable. I think I might actually have snarled at DH once for asking to share a huge tub of ice cream I was munching my way through.

plantsitter Thu 24-Oct-13 13:50:47

My 3 yr old DD's friend wants to share our cats. I've told her that she can share them but she'll have to come and have her cuddles at our house!

SalBeautyMoll Thu 24-Oct-13 13:52:19

DM is always crossing boundaries and taking a share in things when she hasn't asked for and I haven't wanted her to. She is very entitled and doesn't seem to respect people's private property. She has even taken my things and given them away to people without my permission.

The worst was when DH and I willingly lent her some money when she had a financial crisis (to be fair it wasn't her fault) and despite promises that it would all be repaid once the court settlement came through, when it did she tried to convince us to forgo the money and "invest" it in her new house purchase.

Er, no Mother, we lent you the bulk of our savings and couldn't afford not to have it back. She has a peculiar what's-yours-is-mine attitude.

SkylerRose Thu 24-Oct-13 13:53:28

my little brother wanted to share our room on my wedding night.... now I love my little bro but that was SO NOT HAPPENING! Lol. unless he wanted to be scared for life....envy

Tortoise Thu 24-Oct-13 14:06:27

Both my dogs are always wanting me to share my food with them!


I was subtly feeding 10 day old ds and a friend said. "Oi,stop hogging him. Give me a share of the cuddles."

Er, I would, but he's feeding at the moment and I don't think we can share that.

rusmum Thu 24-Oct-13 14:26:42

My dog! My neighbour who lost her own dog last year asked to share mine. For the occasional visit/ walk. As she missed the company but doesn't want the ultimate responsibility of another one.wink

Theimpossiblegirl Thu 24-Oct-13 15:00:25

I'll share anything with DH except my car- he drives my tiny little car like it has a bigger engine and I can't bear to hear her struggle as he tries to do hill starts in second.

I like him to share his food when we eat out so I can choose 2 things I like instead of settling for one. I don't think he minds...

HoneyDragon Thu 24-Oct-13 15:31:24

My hospital bed.

I had gone in for breast reduction surgery, and the woman across from me was in for the same op. We were chatting and realised we were in the same town.

The following morning the ward realised we were overbooked. The manager came up and said I've heard you two get along and your both young would you mind sharing till the consultant comes at 3pm to check you both out and hopefully discharge you both.

We were both so gobsmacked we complied.

It was worse for the poor bugger who was then ushered into the vacated bed and had to feel bad looking at the pair of us sat together in bed sharing a bar of a Dairy milk and watching tv in our nighties grin

Steffanoid Thu 24-Oct-13 16:58:26

my dp has been asked to share a urinal in a nightclub

I've only really shared normal things food, sweets, a bee with my sister occasionally or friends, shared toilet cubicles too on niggts out, boring really...

Tinlegs Thu 24-Oct-13 18:33:15

"I've just done a fart Mummy and it has warmed up the sofa. If I budge up a bit you can feel the heat." Fart sharing? He was actually a but upset when I said no thanks,

WildThongsHeartString Thu 24-Oct-13 19:20:35

My tights! grin
It was on a girls night out and about 11pm I was set for going home (old)
Some of the others were going onto a club and we were in the ladies while they freshened their make up etc. Next thing was the cry of 'oh nooo' from the cubicle, the usual disaster of finger through tights. Wild to the rescue, but I still chuckle when the ungrateful bint shouts out 'yuk, they're still warm' as she pulled them on.
Lucky for her I had my tena on that night.

PepeLePew Thu 24-Oct-13 19:37:57

My best friend once asked to share my date. We were going to a fairly formal party, I had a date and she didn't. She didn't want to spend the whole night without a date, so asked if she could share him. Which we did, but we didn't let him know he was being shared. He probably wondered where I kept disappearing to, leaving him with her.

My boss's mother once offered to share her toothbrush. But that's whole other story.

IamInvisisble Thu 24-Oct-13 19:38:15

A bed, with my French pen friend and her parents.

When I was 13 I went on the school French Exchange. They'd already been to England and I thought my penfriend was a bit odd. When I got to her house they showed me to the bedroom and there was this massive bed. She said "you sleep here with my mama, papa and me!" I looked round, only one bed! I was shocked and squeaked "no" so they gave me a funny look and showed me to another room.

Then during the evening meal it became apparent that we were all meant to take a turn in sharing our meal with the little dog they had. It would climb on your lap and eat off your plate!

I hated that 'experience!'

BlackberrySeason Thu 24-Oct-13 20:22:07

My DSis used to love 'sharing' taking my clothes when we were teens grin

We recently moved to a new house with a water meter. After we got the first bill in (shock) DH suggested that we should all share bath water in order to try and get the bill down!

I'm all for sharing things but other peoples dirty bath water?! I draw the line there!

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Oct-13 21:00:51

When I was about 7 or 8, I shared a hamster with the boy who lived about 4 doors down the road. We would have him ( he was called JR, so you can probably guess the decadegrin) for a week at a time and then carry him in his cage to the others house.
We had a falling out at one stage and would just march up the road and hand this poor hamster over without talking to each other! Bit like with an ex, I guess!

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Thu 24-Oct-13 21:02:06

A tampon

HoneyDragon Thu 24-Oct-13 21:27:27

On behalf of everyone.


SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Thu 24-Oct-13 21:43:52

I should have said it was the toddler who thought it was a toy mouse and wanted to play after I had grin

nevergoogle Thu 24-Oct-13 21:51:22

oh wow, that's revolting. smile

GetKnitted Thu 24-Oct-13 22:21:06

A bath, and I'll leave the rest to your imaginations :D

mignonnette Thu 24-Oct-13 22:55:16

My bone marrow. Ten years ago. Not strange I guess but unusual.

unadulterateddad Thu 24-Oct-13 23:04:31

my cat is always asking me if I want to share the remaining half of the mouse that she caught, she's always disappointed when I refuse.... Once she left it on the pillow next to me in case I was hungry when I woke up in the morning.

Evenstar Thu 24-Oct-13 23:36:32

Another shared hotel room, but this was for a weekend away arranged by someone in a group I belong to. My DS and I were expected to share with a woman we had never met (he was 13 at the time!). My now fiance and his 2 sons were asked to share with a man they had never met, and further bizarre sharing arrangements were detailed including 3 men who had never met having to share a small room with 3 single beds.

To make matters worse the organiser had decided as there weren't enough spaces for everyone who wanted to go for the whole 3 night weekend she had said who could go for 1 night, 2 nights or 3 nights!!! As this would have involved a round trip of over 200 miles for me to share a room with a stranger and my 13 year old son for one night I decided not to go, as did everyone else, the organiser still couldn't see that she had done anything odd confused and declared (much to everyone's relief!) "I'm never organising an event again"

Fumnudge Thu 24-Oct-13 23:58:55

I used to share everything with my little sis, we would both have a bite of a sweet or chocolate, really grossed our mum out when we alternated chews on chewing gum.
I couldn't even do that with my H (I confess to letting my daughter have a chew of mine to see what it was like, so wrong)

NunoBettencourt Fri 25-Oct-13 01:15:03

Tbh the only thing I'd like to tell EE is to fuck off. Absolutely fuckng terrible company with such an awful reputation that I'm surprised MNHQ has anything to do with them.

SortingMeOut Fri 25-Oct-13 08:41:42

I share my secrets with mumsnet, of course.

plantsitter Fri 25-Oct-13 08:58:03

NunoBettencourt I wonder if you'll be entered in the prize draw anyway? grin

NunoBettencourt Fri 25-Oct-13 09:04:55

I hadn't thought about the prize draw. I was more hoping they'd use my comment on their site. I think that's likely, don't you? grin

Trills Fri 25-Oct-13 10:27:08

I'm often asked to share stories on MN threads that seem only very tangentially related to the business that is sponsoring the thread.

Nice one Trills

Choclate. Why would anyone think it okay to share chocolate? It's mine I tell you! Mine!!!!

Yay for mignonette sharing her bonemarrow!

You don't know what love is until you eat half a soggy wotsit your toddler is sharing with you.

And my dog is certain she is allowed to share my cups of tea (and my bed!)

Lightshines Fri 25-Oct-13 12:42:42

I always tell my children that I love them so much, I would share my last breath with them!

As I am typing this, it has obviously never actually happened grin but I do mean it.

viperslast Fri 25-Oct-13 13:22:17

Trills, I assume it is aimed at the big shared broadband idea they have so not too random really grin

magentastardust Fri 25-Oct-13 15:22:48

A lift home. Years ago when now DH and I were just young things , Dh's dad said he would pick us up from the airport when we arrived back from holiday . The airport was 150 miles from home and we had just arrived off a long haul flight. FIL was a taxi driver so as we got to the car we discovered that a lady and her young daughter were also in the car -The lady was looking to travel another 120 miles away back to her home in the opposite direction of where we lived and FIL has said yes to the very good money. The lady was nice and everything but by the time we dropped her home then drove all the way home it was the longest journey home ever. We would have just got the train but at 19 at the time we just went along with it!

lagoonhaze Fri 25-Oct-13 17:10:51

I share my blood.....

majjsu Fri 25-Oct-13 20:25:19

On holiday in Greece with my friends, we went to a restaurant. Being vegetarian I ordered the only veggie meal on the menu. When it arrived my meat eating friend asked if she could share my dish. Before I could reply, she put het hand in my dish of rice, cheese in vine leaves and took half. We had a bit of a fallout over it.

TheFutureMrsB Fri 25-Oct-13 20:37:25

My cousin doesn't want her DD to have any pets at home so she has asked if she can share our pets instead and will bring her around whenever she wants to see them!

Same cousin also asked if she could borrow my strapless bra for a night out, wouldn't have minded but her boobs are way bigger than mine and it would never have fitted.

Funnily enough same cousin again Yes she's a nag and a pain Wondering if we should go halves on a car?! How that would have worked I don't know as we didn't live particularly close at the time and both lead completely different lifestyles.

And then there's the kids, I don't own anything, it's all being shared with the kids. My 12 yr old pinched my Ben & Jerry's last night sad

Meanderer Sat 26-Oct-13 00:07:02

I'm an only child - never share anything!

LentilAsAnyFUCKERthing Sat 26-Oct-13 00:51:17

My friend and I used to go clubbing a lot, one of us would wear trainers, and one of us would wear heels, then we'd swop every do often during the night to give our feet a rest from the heels when needed, and it's just different dancing in trainers. That worked great. Happy days. (Hello P, if you see this. smile)

LentilAsAnyFUCKERthing Sat 26-Oct-13 00:51:43

*every so often ...

kateandme Sat 26-Oct-13 02:26:28

asked to share a pair of tights at a party!!

startupDad Sat 26-Oct-13 14:30:49

My DW frequently asks to share my food - even as an adult, it apparently tastes better from my plate.

glastohead Sat 26-Oct-13 14:31:02

My DS (7) is always demanding I share my wine or beer if I'm having one. Er.. no. hmm


well if thee are clean undies of his and i haven't got any - i dont see why not

SinisterMatic Sat 26-Oct-13 14:35:08

I had a stranger wanting me to share make up with her, she approached me as I was touching up make up in a night club toilet.

that reminds me

i shared glitter

glittering up my face for Gay Pride ( like you do) in the queue - practically every gay man asked for some glitter

i obliged of course

Orange01 Sat 26-Oct-13 14:49:04

My husband - my friend was going to a wedding from someone at work and had been recently dumped by someone she had been dating at work. she was desperate to go with a new man so that she could show the idiot that had dumped her she didn't give a toss. So I leant her my husband for the day !!smile

DwellsUndertheFucker Sat 26-Oct-13 17:20:09

Ive told this one before, but....

When my DD was tiny, (maybe 14 months) my DH was working in Holland. we took a flight out to see him for a long weekend, and ended up sitting next to a very drunk couple.

I had packed a little box of snacks for DD, including some little marmite sandwiches. The woman nicked them, one by one, and when told off by her partner for stealing the baby's food, wailed "but I like marmite sandwiches!"

winkygirl Sun 27-Oct-13 08:12:01

DH and I were on holiday in Rhodes and got a taxi back to our apartment. Halfway there the taxi driver spotted another couple trotting along, pulled over and asked us to "budge up" to let them in. He then dropped them off and finally us. Still charged us full whack [huff]

mumsbe Sun 27-Oct-13 20:54:50

Our neighbour loves to share my husbands beer but not his own and their kids like to share my daughters sweets but not hers we avoid them a lot the neighbour even wanted to share our toilet because they had blocked theirs and our shower because they dont have one i think we may move soon

Mamafratelli Mon 28-Oct-13 08:37:48

My lovely uni flat mate ran out of clean underwear and asked to share mine. I said yes and then sniggered all day imagining the 6ft3 rugby player wearing my frilly knickers.

k8vincent Mon 28-Oct-13 09:44:15

A friend once asked me if they could have half a piece of the piece of gum I was already chewing.

DwellsUndertheSink Mon 28-Oct-13 10:14:58

hahaha DD borrowed a pair of my knickers as she hadnt put hers in the wash....she is a size 8. I am a size 20. SHe tied them in a knot on eat side. And complained they were REALLY uncomfortable!

(I did ask her why she didnt borrow some of her brothers boxers instead. SHe said because they would ridiculous grin )

DwellsUndertheSink Mon 28-Oct-13 10:15:31

each side, obviously.

fishewen Mon 28-Oct-13 10:26:36

I remember at primary school when another Mum wanted me to share my Chicken pox with her children! I was happy to , although it didnt make my spots go away! I had already "shared " my brothers, but he got about 10 spots and I had hundreds - and they were everywhere!!!!!! I couldnt sit down, or swallow!

tinypumpkin Mon 28-Oct-13 21:06:34

Make up lady on my wedding day.

Ruby6918 Tue 29-Oct-13 11:40:13

a neighrbour asked could they share my driveway as they had got a new car and didnt have a driveway and were adraid of their car getting damanged on the street!, i foollishly said yes and then both of us had to then squeeze our cars in together it was a nightmare getting in and out and there was no path, after about two weeks i had to say it was doing my head in in a polite manner! and she has not spoken to me since !!

MrsSquirrel Tue 29-Oct-13 11:46:20

I was asked to share our tent with another family on a camping weekend. I have forgotten exactly what went wrong with their tent, but we have a massive tent with 2 'bedrooms'. Normally dp and I are in one side and dc in the other. This time we had me, dp, dd and ddog crammed into one side and 3 members of the other family in dd's 'room'. (Their older son didn't want to know and slept in the car.) It was very cozy grin but I'm glad it was only for one night.

telsa Wed 30-Oct-13 17:58:53

I shared tartiflette with someone in a restaurant. Jolly nice it was too, but you could only get it for two and no-one on the guy's next to me's table wanted to share with him. So, I stepped in, even though I didn't know him. It was a little weird 'breaking the bread' with a stranger, but it was a lovely dish, and I didn't catch any germs, as far as I know. .

telsa Wed 30-Oct-13 17:59:15

the other weird sharing thing is chicken pox. Nice!!!

BeesFleas Thu 31-Oct-13 12:29:49

My flatmate at uni and I shared clothes. We were the same size, but our styles were very different, so it was interesting for each of us.

Eastpoint Thu 31-Oct-13 19:33:08

My husband. My husband's sperm for a friend whose husband had had a vasectomy. No both times (different people).

sharond101 Thu 31-Oct-13 20:29:15

My Mum asked if she could share my epilator, erm, no, how disgusting!

Bubbles85 Fri 01-Nov-13 08:24:20

Ugh! The toothbrush sentence bought back some horrible memories of having to share a toothbrush with my then boyfriend who had forgotten his when staying over at mine one evening. I had planned to not use it again but forgot and realised a couple of days later. Nice! Nothing stranger than that comes to mind unfortunately.

Very similar to some of the others, my size 10 toned friend asked to borrow a pair of my tights last weekend, I'm a size 22 and at least 6 inches shorter than her. She still took them even when I pointed out they would be too big grin

Jinty64 Fri 01-Nov-13 13:48:13

My lunch. Our clinic ran over (not unusual) and the canteen was shut. Unfortunately it was a public holiday and the tea room and little shop weren't open. I was the only one with a packed lunch but we found some cup a soups and had a few bites each!

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 01-Nov-13 14:03:05

My dog always wants to share my food with him. But he is a Labrador, so to be expected.

My toddler wants to share anything I have... my bra(!), the toilet when I am on it, my food, my iPad....

The most strange thing was when I went back to uni and went on a residential after the first month. I was asked to share a room, possibly bed, with a stranger. Erm... No thanks.

My mooncup!

Was at a festival when a friend of a friend asked me if I had any tampons. I told I was sorry but I used a mooncup. She only asked if I had it with me, because she'd always been curious about them anyway shock

I said no. There are some things that really should remain single user.

LydiaLunches Fri 01-Nov-13 18:24:43

Breastmilk - I actually have no objection to sharing it in the usual way but a friend wanted me to squirt some on her baby's sticky eye and I don't know why but I just couldn't do it!

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 01-Nov-13 18:27:26

my honeymoon! to be fair we had booked the hol to see a friend of DH's in Canada way before we decided to get married but it was odd when part of the trip involved some touring and we shared a room with him (seperate beds) NOT quite the sex laden hol I had imagined grin

FreeWoooooooo Fri 01-Nov-13 22:25:30

My DD loves offering to share her half eaten pitta bread bits with me. Err no it's OK I've got my own lunch thanks!

I've been asked to share a table in a restaurant when we were on touring holiday. The request might not seem that strange, nor the fact the two lads we were asked to share with we're the closest in age to us in the group. But my goodness dragging a conversation out of them was the hardest small talk I've ever endured. I have even been complimented by friends in the past for my small talk chat abilities. However, they were well and truly tested to the limit that night.

2kidsintow Fri 01-Nov-13 23:02:03

My clothes is a favourite of mine to share. I go to a formal dinner once a year. I own some lovely monsoon/coast/debut creations and rarely wear them more than once (luckily I get them on ebay so they don't cost too much). My friend has borrowed many a dress for a special occasion from Boutique 2kids.

michelleblane Fri 01-Nov-13 23:11:10

My DS went to primary School in a rural village school. His best friend lived in a beautiful country manor house with a cook, nanny and stables full of horses. I was chatting to his mum about how difficult it was to go on holiday as we needed someone to check on our chickens. (We had around 10 at the time) Oh she exclaimed, " We have the same problem. We need someone to see to the horses. Perhaps we could employ someone to feed your chickens and look after our horses and share the cost". She was serious! Lovely person but no idea about 'how the other half live'!

unquietmind Sat 02-Nov-13 22:25:05

My ibs medication. Actually quite a few needs when people have run out of the same thing I take.

Make up normal request but not a fan really.

Lip balm (no thanks)

Bank account (another no)

Gym membership (no)

Some people are cheeky!

manfalou Mon 04-Nov-13 11:13:45

The toilet on a drunken night out many years ago...a random girl wanted to share the cubicle with me (not something I do btw...not into all that!) but for some reason I said yes... I realised afterwards it was because she didn't want to queue and I was at the front but in my drunken state thought it was a good deed. Never shared again... I nearly peed myself waiting for her to finish! haha

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Nov-13 12:56:32

Hi everyone, thanks for adding your comments. The thread has now closed and congratulations to ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged who has won the prize draw! We'll be in touch shortly.

NettleTea Mon 04-Nov-13 17:04:26

my DD is constantly trying to 'share' my stuff - be it make up, hair products, nice perfume, yummy grown up puddings. Though by share I really mean pilfer

Wow. Thank you so much. I've had a crappy day and this has improved it no end grin

Wow. Thank you so much. I've had a crappy day and this has improved it no end grin

Hello? Mumsnet? Is this thread still working? I haven't received my prize sad

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Hello? Mumsnet? Is this thread still working? I haven't received my prize sad

Hi, ATruth.

We're getting this sorted. smile

Thank you very much fgrin

clippityclop Sat 25-Jan-14 20:03:23

Lipstick. By a then complete stranger in the ladies before a PR presentation thingy. I declined, but the lady later became one of my best friends. We still joke about it 25 or so years on.

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