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to be really annoyed by these ten things:

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Glendaisgrumpy Sat 13-Aug-11 22:37:58

1) Complaints abou Christmas shopping in August - it's FINE to do this. Yes I know it's August. I have a number of children and a full time job - I start early, deal with it!

2) E-bay sniping thing - NO. If you want to win an item watch it and make your best bet, don't use the CHEAT sniper thing to win by 10p with two seconds to go!

3) Petrol prices - WTF? that's all

4) Outing mumsnetters to their friends. Yes I'm talking to you - years ago we worked out that we had a mutual friend. When you saw them last month you talked to them about mumnset - fair enough, they have a young dc now too. What is not fair is that you told them MY name not yours. So now I am namechanging right left and centre - thanks a lot. WHY did you do that?

5) Bras - why so expensive?

6) Woodburners - they smell and get too hot. Other than that they're fine.

7) People who update facebook with every tiny litte detail of their life or worse their child's life. Rolling press release of numpty's life is not a riveting read.

8) Sand on beaches - why does it look so nice and then feel so horrid?

9) People who don't indicate to change lane on motorways. Why not?

10) Coffee. It's everywhere and it's horrible. How can people even sniff it let alone drink it?

Ok that feels better........

oh and 11) People who say 'Is that all you've got to worry about'?' No it isn't. The above list is not exhaustive nor life and death. I hope that is some comfort to you.

lubeybooby Sat 13-Aug-11 22:40:32

YANBU on all of those apart from number 1

I can't BEAR any mention of that word before December. It's bad enough everything starting to go C word nuts from october... but august? No!

Fine, do your shopping and get organised just don't start threads about it unless it's december 24th at least.

ChumleeIsMyHomeboy Sat 13-Aug-11 22:44:07

1) Complaints abou Christmas shopping in August - it's FINE to do this. Yes I know it's August. I have a number of children and a full time job - I start early, deal with it! I couldn't care less if you start it on Jan 2nd

2) E-bay sniping thing - NO. If you want to win an item watch it and make your best bet, don't use the CHEAT sniper thing to win by 10p with two seconds to go!*Bullshit. You place a bid at the price you are prepared to pay. If you lose out by an hour or a second you didn't bid high enough*

3) Petrol prices - WTF? that's all Drive less, walk more

4) Outing mumsnetters to their friends. Yes I'm talking to you - years ago we worked out that we had a mutual friend. When you saw them last month you talked to them about mumnset - fair enough, they have a young dc now too. What is not fair is that you told them MY name not yours. So now I am namechanging right left and centre - thanks a lot. WHY did you do that? never trust anyone you meet online

5) Bras - why so expensive? £4 at Asda

6) Woodburners - they smell and get too hot. Other than that they're fine. Now who exactly gives a mouse sized shit about wood burners?

7) People who update facebook with every tiny litte detail of their life or worse their child's life. Rolling press release of numpty's life is not a riveting read. Dump or block them. Simple.

8) Sand on beaches - why does it look so nice and then feel so horrid?*Avoid the beach and improve your life at a stroke*

9) People who don't indicate to change lane on motorways. Why not? twats

10) Coffee. It's everywhere and it's horrible. How can people even sniff it let alone drink it? I can't live without it and who's to say you don't smell funny?

SoftKittyWarmKitty Sat 13-Aug-11 22:44:51

Agree with most of those except the sand. I love sand. Especially in hot countries.

Mostly I agree with you about coffee, that stuff is vile.

ChumleeIsMyHomeboy Sat 13-Aug-11 22:45:03

half the time my bold doesn't work - and you think YOU have irritations?

NeedaCostume Sat 13-Aug-11 22:46:12

Wow, you had a lot to get of your chest! have a wine. <goes to check if that is on the list>

SoftKittyWarmKitty Sat 13-Aug-11 22:46:24

Oh, except the wood burners thing. I don't even know what one is.

babeinthewood Sat 13-Aug-11 22:47:32

YANBU!

1 - I do mine too, dont understand how people cant, especially when you have children. In the sadll commercial world we live in, it makes financial sense to do it now, and if people dont want to read threads on it, then do, well frankly thats their problem!

2 - Agree!
3 - Tell me about it!
4 - WTF! the whole point is were anonymous isnt it????
5 - I know! and you are supposed to change them every six months! I think not!
6 - lol!
7 - a pet hate of mine too!
8 - lol!
9 - well they know where theyre going! :-P
10 - and the price of the revolting stuff!

Glad you feel better OP :-D

Glendaisgrumpy Sat 13-Aug-11 22:47:36

grin

I do NOT smeel funny. Not coffee funny anyway.

Woodburners are everywhere - haven't you noticed?

You go anywhere and meet anyone and they will tell you in mind numbing detail that they are hoping to get/have got/are admiring woodburning stoves.

Where does all the wood come from?

JessKM Sat 13-Aug-11 22:50:24

1) No

2) No

3) No

4)No

5) No

6) No

7) No

8) Yes

9) No!

10) Yes!

11) No

I think we would get along!

susiedaisy Sat 13-Aug-11 22:50:44

Decent bras are expensive the cheap ones are shite!

Glendaisgrumpy Sat 13-Aug-11 22:52:24

The bras I buy are £26-£27 each. They fit and they last and they come in pretty colours - but still. It's a big chunk of cash to pay for elastic and a few wires.

A1980 Sat 13-Aug-11 22:52:53

If you that's all you've got to be annoyed about YABU.

Christmas shopping in August. AUGUST! How do you know in August that your DC's wont have changed their minds about what they want?!

TartyMcFarty Sat 13-Aug-11 22:56:04

What's the eBay sniper thing? As far as I was aware you just put your highest bid in as late as possible and the price increases incrementally depending on others' bids and then wait for some ill-fitting piece of crap to plop through the letter box Is that wrong? confused

Glendaisgrumpy Sat 13-Aug-11 23:00:15

a1980 - you didn't read 11) did you grin

I don't ask my dcs what they want for Christmas - hence no problem starting early.

The sniper thing - yes you can do that but you can get software to do it too. That's cheating in my view grin

ButWhyIsTheGinGone Sat 13-Aug-11 23:01:23

Ugh - totally with you on the bra one. It's why I only ever have 2 fitting bras at an one time :-( As a 40GG bra shopping can be the most depressing thing in the world!

milkyways Sat 13-Aug-11 23:03:48

I'm guilty of no.2. I always do it on every bid! Sorry!

Glendaisgrumpy Sat 13-Aug-11 23:06:59

Oh it was you milkyways was it? Tsk! grin

knittynoodle Sat 13-Aug-11 23:07:12

I get up really early to snipe on ebay and I quite enjoy it grin But for everything else, YANBU!

knittynoodle Sat 13-Aug-11 23:09:21

and £4 bras at Asda could not hold my breasts up past my knees unfortunately. Dont go down that road!

babeinthewood Sat 13-Aug-11 23:13:45

Same here knitty noodle, its M&S or nowt for me :-(

I start my xmas shopping by just picking things up in the summer sales that I know they would like. The simple choice I have is, I do it now, or I wait and ask them, and by then cant afford what they want anyway lose-lose

Glendaisgrumpy Sat 13-Aug-11 23:14:49

Bravissimo for me - they are good.

hiddenhome Sun 14-Aug-11 00:14:13

I'm an ebay sniper and proud of it. I also have a woodburner and you don't need to indicate when you're moving back into the left hand lane on motorways. Sand is great and why get to het up about coffee? hmm You need to relax grin

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sun 14-Aug-11 01:28:50

1. The bulk of my Christmas present shopping is done by 31 Jan.
2. Sniping is the most fun you can have when watching the paint of an internet auction dry.
3. Petrol prices - definitely WTF'; with what I've spent in my lifetime I could have bought my own oil well.
4. Don't know anyone behind the mask of their m/net name; wouldn't out them if I did - I'm not a snitch.
5. I rarely wear bras hence I can easily justify buying one expertly fited £50+ number per annum.
6. IMO woodburners and agas are essential for country living.
7. I don't do FB and I don't twitter.
8. One of the great pleasures in life is lying on a sandy beach, but it never ceases to amaze me how many sandy beaches there are given the amount of sand I take with me when I leave the beach.
9. When I drive on a freeway I regard every other driver as a potential twat and I haven't been wrong yet.
10. One sip of Movenpick coffee makes even the finest teas lose their appeal.
11. It sure ain't life and death but it's often the case that the simplest things in life can give us the most pleasure.

EricNorthmansMistressOfPotions Sun 14-Aug-11 08:06:23

you don't need to indicate when you're moving back into the left hand lane on motorways.

That cannot be true! Show me bit of highway code that says so!

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