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Hullygully Mon 07-Jan-13 13:28:58

I have been invited to a wedding where the bride has developed what must really be called a phobia about old people. (Long story)

She refuses to have any one over 70 in case there is a "medical emergency" which would spoil her day and in order to avoid an outcry she proposes to organise a coach trip for the old people to see The Lion King as a treat on the same day with a special tea at a Holiday Inn afterwards and a video link to her ceremony.

Her mother is 72 and is allowed to go because she recently passed a stringent medical, but no one else of a similar age is allowed. My mother is 73 and looked after her a lot when she was little and really wants to go. Also, she has seen The Lion King already. I think she should be allowed to go to the wedding as a fit and healthy sort of "extra" mother. AIBU?

mistlethrush Thu 07-Mar-13 10:45:53

Thank you for bringing it up into Active again - surely a classic?

TheVermiciousKnid Thu 07-Mar-13 10:28:42

Bloody hell, I've been staring at Hully's thighs for almost two months now! Time to stop and get on with some work.

impecuniousmarmoset Thu 07-Mar-13 10:24:31

I'm bumping this because I haven't laughed so much in ages and there must be lots of others who missed this.

And by the by, I can't believe that the two funniest threads I've read on MN this year (this and the funny things kids say when they're pissed off) are not in classics. MNHQ?!?!

Hullygully Fri 11-Jan-13 09:50:38


I meant the pin from the wax dolly

TheVermiciousKnid Fri 11-Jan-13 00:31:58

I'm sorry, Hully, but nobody is posting on this thread anymore because we have all been staring in alarm at your thighs since your last post.

Hullygully Wed 09-Jan-13 22:37:29

<looks at thighs in alarm>

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 09-Jan-13 22:36:03

I think of your thighs often


Where did that come from?

Hullygully Wed 09-Jan-13 22:32:55

How kind of you to remember my thigh! It is quite better thank you, someone somewhere must have taken the pin out.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 09-Jan-13 22:17:47

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 09-Jan-13 22:11:40

How is your thigh injury Hully?

Have the meds kicked in yet?

DeepRedBetty Wed 09-Jan-13 21:16:27

Hello HQ I've nobly given up both my arms in Hully's quest for advice about geriatric guests. The least I deserve is for this whole thread to move to Classics.

Hullygully Wed 09-Jan-13 18:51:49

His. I am afraid he dribbles uncontrollably and also his palsy makes it fly about.

Mr Wildebream's dribble or Absy's? (I've heard shocking rumours about an untreated salivary gland condition she has...)

Absy Wed 09-Jan-13 18:16:03


Hullygully Wed 09-Jan-13 18:12:08

You'll have to sit next to Mr Wildebream and ignore his trembling and wandering hands. You might want to take an apron too, for the dribble.

Absy Wed 09-Jan-13 17:59:19

Physically, 31, Mentally, 93 and retired to Boca Raton

TalkativeJim Wed 09-Jan-13 17:47:16

Sorry but I think your friend the bride has a point OP.

I was at a wedding where OAPs had free access, at least 5 of them were well over 70. Not surprisingly there was a serious medical emergency and most of the wedding guests sadly did not survive; the venue also exploded leaving the couple with an enormous bill and life-threatening infections.

So while it's a very difficult situation she is probably being prudent.

BellaVita Wed 09-Jan-13 17:41:13


TheVermiciousKnid Wed 09-Jan-13 17:37:42

My phone autocorrects 'Hully' to 'Bully'. grin Not that I believe those rumours about her and poor Gertrude.

BellaVita Wed 09-Jan-13 17:29:31

Oh fucking hell hully damned auto correct. I still love you!

BellaVita Wed 09-Jan-13 17:28:49

Hulu, I love you! grin

Hullygully Wed 09-Jan-13 17:28:13

Are you 70, Absy dear?

Hullygully Wed 09-Jan-13 17:27:47

Goering wasn't much of a one for that, he had very different, shall we say, novel, ideas.

Absy Wed 09-Jan-13 17:27:20

Well, then I am perfectly entitled to take her place

FellatioNels0n Wed 09-Jan-13 17:09:03

Gertrude and Goering sitting in a tree

K. I. S. S. I. N. G.

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