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Is it all a race to the finish?

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Lottora Tue 02-Aug-11 15:14:37

I worked for around twenty years to get where I am. Few people could say the same. I read mumsnet and see people complaining, yet I never have a complain.

I seem to have a pretty normal life. From the time I wake up, to the time I take my afternoon nap, I'm focussed on my task.

If it's a race to the finish, and the winner gets what, then why are you still here?

joric Tue 02-Aug-11 15:16:11

Come again?

AgentZigzag Tue 02-Aug-11 15:19:52

I try not to race anywhere, I hate getting hot and sweaty.

nomdeploom Tue 02-Aug-11 15:21:25

Are you complaining that other people dont try hard enough for a successful career and so shouldnt complain that they dont have one?

Are you a bit pissed?

AMumInScotland Tue 02-Aug-11 15:22:19

You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. Young people today eh?

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Tue 02-Aug-11 15:22:49

Well aren't you an insufferable smuggins.

AnyFucker Tue 02-Aug-11 15:23:09


ShirleyKnot Tue 02-Aug-11 15:23:14

I saw a little pony earlier, I didn't really, I wonder why I said that. I did see a dog with one of those collars on those - not collars, what are those things called like a lampshade? They're to stop the dog looking cool eating itself


AnyFucker Tue 02-Aug-11 15:24:00


SK, I do love you

ShirleyKnot Tue 02-Aug-11 15:24:08


how do you spell collar? coller? coleer

NevermindtheNargles Tue 02-Aug-11 15:24:09

I probably wouldn't complain either if I got an afternoon nap.

NevermindtheNargles Tue 02-Aug-11 15:24:09

I probably wouldn't complain either if I got an afternoon nap.

whattodoo Tue 02-Aug-11 15:24:36

Have a complain.
It'll make you feel better.

biddysmama Tue 02-Aug-11 15:24:46

is this post not a complain about people complaining?hmm

ShirleyKnot Tue 02-Aug-11 15:25:14

I do love you to Anyfucker - OR DO I?

I didn't get where I was today by loving people.

(Is the OP actually CJ from The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin?)

Pandemoniaa Tue 02-Aug-11 15:26:10

You may never "have a complain" but you've not beaten the grammar police yet, have you?

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Tue 02-Aug-11 15:26:34

I was reading the Blogess's blog earlier, and she has a cat wearing one of those collar things. She likened him to a martini glass. I love her. I have a temperature yet am packing for our holiday. More sudafed anyone?

joric Tue 02-Aug-11 15:27:09

Wish I could have an afternoon nap...are you talking about bringing up children or paid work? If it's the latter, I've been teaching FT for 16 years... So in 4 years time I will have done my bit? Not likely, the government says I have 20 years to go!!!!! At least!!!! Pah!

NevermindtheNargles Tue 02-Aug-11 15:27:11

Was there a seagull?

NevermindtheNargles Tue 02-Aug-11 15:27:11

Was there a seagull?

ShirleyKnot Tue 02-Aug-11 15:29:34

This little dog looked so damned CHEERFUL though. He was just bounding along looking like a twat. reminded me of my ex

joric Tue 02-Aug-11 15:29:56

I love complaining.

thesurgeonsmate Tue 02-Aug-11 15:30:16

Is this a riddle?

AnyFucker Tue 02-Aug-11 15:32:03

it's Jimmy Fucking Riddle

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 02-Aug-11 15:34:25

<suspects Lottora is the bastard love-child of Gabbyloggon.....>

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