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My mum always said to me "If you've nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all"

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HolyFail Tue 07-Jun-11 13:28:21

Good Afternoon Campers!!! Hi-De-Hi!!!

Generally, I live my life by this rule you bunch of vipers grin

AIBU to respectfully request the winding up of the "Fed Up" threads?

Purely on the basis that when bad behaviour is 'rewarded' with a reaction, then any reaction is a good reaction so bad behaviour is therefore continued?? IYSWIM.

Too many whingers people complaining these days, what we're not allowed to say, what we can say, what we should do, what we shouldn't do etc etc - this in itself creates a platform for eejits to annoy us!

We are creating our own monsters, can't you see?

Hassled Tue 07-Jun-11 13:30:30

If we waited until we had something nice to say before we posted MN would implode. There would be so much sunshine and so many kittens and rainbows it would be unbearable.

squeakytoy Tue 07-Jun-11 13:31:49

My mum always said this too, although her cats bums face could convey a thousands words without her uttering a word....

HolyFail Tue 07-Jun-11 13:31:50

I know hassled, but you get my point about the "creating a platform for eejits" don't you?

Pretty crap thread title tbh - apologies for that

Psammead Tue 07-Jun-11 13:33:03

YANBU. Enough is enough! I think there are officially more complaint threads now than there are threads being complained about.

Hassled Tue 07-Jun-11 13:34:24

Psammead - that's shocking. I might start a thread to complain. Or am I already on one?

mumsamilitant Tue 07-Jun-11 13:36:28

I always say "If you haven't got anything nice to say, come sit by me!"

cantspel Tue 07-Jun-11 13:38:24

my mum always taught me

Tell the truth and be dammed

makes like so much more interesting

cantspel Tue 07-Jun-11 13:38:40


Psammead Tue 07-Jun-11 13:41:52

I don't know anymore Hassled. I feel like I am in a dream within a dream.

Could just be the drugs.

HolyFail Tue 07-Jun-11 13:44:07

I did think that this thread would blend in with the 10 zillion other complaint threads but I had to get my message across.

We're all intelligent adults, surely we can see the sense in what I'm saying?

Crap thread title though, admittedly.

Psammead Tue 07-Jun-11 13:52:21

So hang on.

We have the huns
We have the hun haters
Now we have the hun hater haters.

Fine. Is it just me who has not actually seen anyone use the word hun in a non-ironic way? I seriously have not. I have noticed a few odd threads recently, and lots of hun hater threads, but no actual huns.

Are we chasing our own shadows here?

QualiaQuale Tue 07-Jun-11 13:55:31

Yeah, except we're not all intelligent adults, some posters appear to have the IQ of a potato and the manners of an untrained chimp.

HolyFail Tue 07-Jun-11 14:05:07

ha ha Psammead!

hun hater haters!!!

I'm not any kind of hater, well expect for creepy crawlies and barking dogs in the night, but that's another thread hey?

Just trying to say that by the "fed up" threads, the "untrained chimps with potato IQ" are using them as wind up fodder...IYSWIM ?

Anyway, it fell flat on its arse, oh well.

ChristianSalvesen62 Tue 07-Jun-11 14:09:55

grin I always say this to my children (21 & 18 now). It comes out of Bambi; Thumper's mum says it to him when he's being rude about Bambi.....

Psammead Tue 07-Jun-11 14:10:38

I know, I know!

Sorry, it was more a convienient label than actually saying you are a 'hater'.

I do know exactly what you mean, and I agree with you. I am started to get more annoyed at the ironic threads than I am at the bizarre ones.

HolyFail Tue 07-Jun-11 14:10:57

Christian I see you made your way over to post on the correct thread grin

nijinsky Tue 07-Jun-11 14:12:11

My mother always told me never to be afraid to stand up for my opinions.

Was your mother very old fashioned and of the generation where women were expected to be seen and not heard then, OP?

Maryz Tue 07-Jun-11 14:17:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Psammead Tue 07-Jun-11 14:18:21

My mother used to say it, too.

She was of the generation of being sick to death of her children bickering the whole day long....

HolyFail Tue 07-Jun-11 14:23:27

Maryz - be what you like? pro hun, or anti hun, I do not intend to instigate a them and us situation.

It's not a complaining thread (honest) it's a gentle nudge thread grin

again, crap title though.

Maryz Tue 07-Jun-11 14:26:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HaughtyChuckle Tue 07-Jun-11 14:27:11

It would be sinister if people were lovely all the time and someone would just explode

HolyFail Tue 07-Jun-11 14:30:31

No I dont want to play nice, I'm a real bitch I'll have you know grin

It's just a "stop fucking whinging" thread!

Fell flat on its arse though hey?

ElinorL Tue 07-Jun-11 14:31:16

Friendships -My son never gets asked to parites.

I'm a working mum and I work full time which means I never do the drop off or pick up. My son is in reception and although he seems quite happy, he is never invited to parties. This has become an obsession for me and every day I look in his bag -to find that there is nothing. I feel that because I don't expecially know the other mums he is being left out. But then, I'm also concerned that it might be even worse than that and that other children simply don't want to ask him to their parites. He does not share much info about school but he says he's fine. I did go in and see his teacher and she said that in her opinion he was sociable. I'm just letting this issue really bother me. Yesterday, I found out that one of the children he talks about a lot had hosted a party and my son wasn't asked -he did not seem bothered. Do working mum's kids get left out of things because their mums can't organise playdates?

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