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22 October 2010
"OMG I am right this minute witnessing what I have only ever HEARD about before on here!" squealed MrsRhettKilledTheButler this week, reporting live from 'outside dd's school'. "A mother has turned up in full bed gear - pyjamas, dressing gown and slippers! It's 3pm, not 9am!" Faverghoulles posted apologetically: "I'll make sure I'm fully dressed tomorrow." SarahStratton wanted photographic evidence, whispering: "You've got a phone, take a pic quick!" Guitargirl took a more sympathetic approach: "Maybe she works shifts? Has had a bereavement? Is a bit bonkers?" But ComeWhineWithMe was inspired: "I think I am going to get in the shower and put my PJs on right now. I have a parents evening later so I will wear my best ones." Only MrsGordonFreeman was disappointed with the grand reveal: "I thought you had seen someone drying their naughty hair with a hairdryer. Which I have also seen. Some things cannot be unseen." Now that would cause a stir at the school gates...
More slatternly ways were being demonstrated elsewhere by onepieceoflollipop, who confessed: "Tonight I cooked a fried egg in Stork margarine." She wanted to know about other desperate culinary measures MNers had taken. "Not really the same thing," said dichotomy, "but I once fried an egg topless. I won't be doing it again in a hurry." "I fried an egg in mayonnaise once in extremis. It was not unpleasant," offered whomovedmychocolate. Much discussion of the relative merits of Stork vs butter in pursuit of the perfect rock bun ensued, until a starving HumphreyCobbler broke ranks and begged: "OK, can you cook one for me, please? WeightWatchers is harsh."
CaptainNancy, meanwhile, wanted to know if it would be unreasonable to petition for divorce from her husband "because he wasn't sure which of the Star Wars boxed sets was the first. ('Is it Return of the Jedi?')" Well, there simply weren't enough [shock] faces to go round among the geekier sorority. "Mine is a musician," said Goblinchild. "He used to wander in and play over the top of Star Trek and Buffy. Why he still lives I do not know." Katey1010 took the toughest line of all, merely stating calmly in her best Alec Guinness voice: "This is not the husband you were looking for."
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