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..to be furious with this man at football club tonight?

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ashleybookofknots Fri 10-Jun-11 20:01:04

I took ds10 to football training tonight, and got chatting to one of the other boys' grandfather. We don't know him, but we've seen him at training before and he seems nice enough. The boys were having a break, and ds ate his snack ( a marmite sandwich and a carrot) and this man suddenly said to him "You'd better not eat any more of that - or you'll be too fat to play football any more!"

Ds looked upset and put his sandwich back in his lunchbox. He's not skinny, but he's not fat at all - and I don't want him to get self conscious about his weight. And anyway, even if he had been fat, what business was it of a random stranger? I

squeakytoy Fri 10-Jun-11 20:03:57

Oh for heavens sakes.... you were "furious"...???? really ?????

You need to teach your child to smile at people who are trying to crack a joke..

K999 Fri 10-Jun-11 20:05:49

He will get fat eating a carrot?

Think the bloke was being funny....

Agree with ST....

maddy68 Fri 10-Jun-11 20:06:14

agree, need to get a sense of humour -

Jonnyfan Fri 10-Jun-11 20:07:52

so many "furious" people on these threads!
Chill, he was just having a little joke.

Lilyloo Fri 10-Jun-11 20:09:28

think it may have been sarcastic

iEmbarassedMyself Fri 10-Jun-11 20:12:06

There might well be a market for a sarcasm sign.
I think he was being sarcastic.

purepurple Fri 10-Jun-11 20:12:15

YANBU
You should have had him arrested immediately. You could have done a citizen's arrest and sat on him till the police arrived.
That will teach him to try to make a joke with a stranger. The cheek of the man.

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