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to think the thread about the bath getting nicked just vanished?

(44 Posts)
LemonDifficult Wed 17-Aug-11 21:27:59

What happened there?

whatsmyshibboleth Wed 17-Aug-11 21:28:36

oops

usualsuspect Wed 17-Aug-11 21:28:38

What did I miss?

gapants Wed 17-Aug-11 21:28:40

It did, I think because it had a pejorative term in the title. i think, but I dunno.

Pandemoniaa Wed 17-Aug-11 21:29:13

I suspect it might have a lot to do with a word in the title.

gapants Wed 17-Aug-11 21:29:29

I had just popped in a rennie to abate my heartburn in rediness for some crisps and a good old bun fight.

whatsmyshibboleth Wed 17-Aug-11 21:29:42

didn't realsie it was that bad.

PizzaEmpress Wed 17-Aug-11 21:29:46

I didn't realise that it's a racist term. To whom does it refer? Serious question.

gapants Wed 17-Aug-11 21:30:38

If one was being derogatory about say the traveller community then they might wish to use that term. For example.

PizzaEmpress Wed 17-Aug-11 21:30:42

I felt sorry for the OP, but don't understand why she had a problem with people taking things from her skip. Presumably that's stuff that she no longer wants anyway. Better to be used by someone than ending up in landfill.

whatsmyshibboleth Wed 17-Aug-11 21:31:53

they can take it but it's in my garden right in front of longe window

PizzaEmpress Wed 17-Aug-11 21:31:58

Ah, thanks gapants.

whatsmyshibboleth Wed 17-Aug-11 21:32:08

lounge

LemonDifficult Wed 17-Aug-11 21:32:42

WMS - have you brought the swift wrath of MN with your insinuation that your bath might have been nicked?

Is someone offended that you didn't imply that said bath had simply been borrowed by a local enthusiast, only to be re-enameled, have claw-feet added, and be returned to sit proudly in a room decorated in F&B's 'Divine Drab'.

LineRunner Wed 17-Aug-11 21:33:08

The words were 'thieving p** scum' and the OP further went on to refer to 'travelling' people lest we be in any doubt.

worraliberty Wed 17-Aug-11 21:34:07

No Lemon I think it was quite clearly the racist title that brought about the 'wrath'

LemonDifficult Wed 17-Aug-11 21:34:12

Ach well, you were getting an YANBU from me. And I had just typed that out at length too. Babies and renovation: bummer of a stress mix.

whatsmyshibboleth Wed 17-Aug-11 21:34:33

Sorry, it shan't happen again.

LineRunner Wed 17-Aug-11 21:34:33

Anyway, I was asking what the police said when you reported it and gave a description, whatsmyshib.

worraliberty Wed 17-Aug-11 21:35:33

And I was warming through some M&S nibbles...

acatcalledfelix Wed 17-Aug-11 21:36:46

So THATS why I couldn't post, thought my laptop had gone funny! Oh well I'm pleased that the title was seen as unacceptable and racist, good old MN.

gapants Wed 17-Aug-11 21:38:00

lemon no, it was the term the OP used to describe the person who took the bath.

Honestly, I hate the p word, but more so I hate the word scum. It is so hateful.

OP- shame on you, but if you are so sure of who took your stuff, surely the police will be able to retrieve it. If nothing else you have insurance. It must have been horrible for a stranger to walk into your home.

whatsmyshibboleth Wed 17-Aug-11 21:38:31

Had no bathroom for 3 months and no electric for 1 month, most of plaster off the walls, front of building falling off and a leaky roof. Just about made important parts livable before ds arrived.
didn't bother with police as I'm paranoid and figure nothing would be done. I know I'm an idiot blah blah blah.

LemonDifficult Wed 17-Aug-11 21:40:31

Hate the word 'scum'? There's a whole thread in that, right there. We could refer to it as the s-word. (Although that might be taken.)

whatsmyshibboleth Wed 17-Aug-11 21:42:21

neighbour witnessed bath removal so nothing I could do, friend found man in the garden and electrician got rid of man in hall way and this was how they described them.

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