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Is this the best/worst stealth boast ever?

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NameyMcNameChange1 Thu 21-Feb-19 12:39:13

A colleague of mine on FB posted ‘kids say the most embarrassing things! At a National Trust Barbados property today and my eldest piped up with ‘why have we paid to look round here mummy? It looks just like our house in Dorset except it’s half fallen down.’ I just stood there and cringed!!!’


HankNPat Thu 21-Feb-19 12:41:14

grin grin grin

BigSandyBalls2015 Thu 21-Feb-19 12:42:38

Defriend her immediately

ShadyLady53 Thu 21-Feb-19 12:42:38

Please comment;

😂😂😂 #StealthBoast

Etino Thu 21-Feb-19 12:44:12

That’s impressively awful.

BreakYourselfAgainstMyStones Thu 21-Feb-19 12:45:14

grin that is amazing.

I was once in a waiting room with dd who had a peppa pig t-shirt on.

This woman was also there with a child a similar age and started praising dds t-shirt then turned to me and said "Oh I so wish little Timmy would like Peppa pig, honestly, he refuses to watch anything except David Attenborough documentaries, then we have to discuss them afterwards too, I long for him to just be ordinary"

He was about 2 years old and he was chewing on a chair leg like a mere mortal child too grin

RiddleyW Thu 21-Feb-19 13:03:54

Ha ha that is amazing!

michaelbaubles Thu 21-Feb-19 13:06:05

That's a masterpiece of a stealth boast right there.

SeededGhost Thu 21-Feb-19 13:21:19

Best/worst one I've heard:
"It's so annoying having our bathroom remodelled at the moment as DD [aged under 2] is toilet training and the only other bathroom in our house is on the 3rd floor"

Auntiepatricia Thu 21-Feb-19 13:23:38

Seeded, that would be annoying😂 the only houses I know with a third floor are townhouses which aren’t really the nicest so I wouldn’t see anything much in that one. I didn’t know 3 floors were anything to aspire to. Most people actively avoid 3 story properties.

newyearnewwhat Thu 21-Feb-19 13:24:15

Ffs some people confused
Rest assured your dc will grow up far better and much more well rounded individuals.
I'm expected to educate the dc of such stealth boasty folk, they are by far some of the most obnoxious and difficult children/parents known to mankind!!!!!

iklboo Thu 21-Feb-19 13:25:20

What's the betting little Timmy really said 'What's this shithole? Can I go on Fortnite now?'

SeededGhost Thu 21-Feb-19 13:37:37

@Auntiepatricia I guess, but I think this person was trying to say
1. We can afford to get our bathroom done
2. We have a big house (in their neighbourhood 3 storey houses are large Victorian houses and the most expensive around)
3. My child is toilet training much younger than most, ner ner grin

Malibucyprus Thu 21-Feb-19 13:41:47

Comment #begontoast grin

Borntobeamum Thu 21-Feb-19 14:10:26

' I can't believe DH has just bought another Range Rover! Don't these men realise having a Jag, RR and convertible is rather more than he can drive at once?'

YourSarcasmIsDripping Thu 21-Feb-19 14:10:39

Reply with

"Well he is right you know. Honestly, I expected you to do activities that were much more educational and enriching this half term. Given his insights and taste I suggest you let little Tarquin to pick the next activity, it will save you time and future embarrassment ".

Icecreamcarton Thu 21-Feb-19 14:12:16

@seededghost surely they might just have meant the loft conversion. It’s not a posh boast most of the small houses in our area have them.....

Imnotswallowingthat Thu 21-Feb-19 14:26:32

A pedant writes : The woman who's toilet is on the 3rd floor must have a 4 storey house at a minimum.....

SeededGhost Thu 21-Feb-19 14:57:34

@Icecreamcarton I dont want to be roo specific, but in the area we live in the only 3 storey houses are massive. It was definitely a boast about that.

SeededGhost Thu 21-Feb-19 14:58:52

@Imnotswallowingthat 3 stories plus an attic conversion to build a 5th bedroom with en suite at the top.

Auntiepatricia Thu 21-Feb-19 16:48:04

Seeded, nice stealth boast about where you live! grin

SeededGhost Thu 21-Feb-19 17:01:18

grin I wish! Would love one of those Victorian houses (am unashamedly jealous!).

GlitterPixie Thu 21-Feb-19 21:41:44

“I’ll take things that never happened for $100 Alex” 😂😂 the friend obviously not the OP

NameyMcNameChange1 Thu 21-Feb-19 23:56:59

Tbh glitter knowing the woman who posted it and knowing her dc there’s a strong chance he may have actually said it. But seriously, even if it did happen, why the fuck post it on social media? You only have to have a very short conversation with the woman for her to let you know that she’s vair, vair rich. I can’t imagine she has one friend in FB who isn’t aware of this fact!

cleanasawhistle Fri 22-Feb-19 00:32:19

Not sure if this counts.....

I was doing some gardening and a van pulls up and a workman got out...he said I am looking for Mrs Wright....I said sorry cant think of anyone with that name....he then started laughing and said while she was on the phone she mentioned she lived oposite the doctor with the red door and she works as a bank manager.

I started laughing and said I know who you mean....she lives opposite a nurse and is a clerk in the bank lol

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