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AIBU to be quietly pissed off with a woman taking up a buggy space with her "reborn" doll?

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VinegarDrinker Sat 26-Jan-13 21:31:53

First up, I fully accept that this woman may well have psychological issues. And there is NO WAY I would say anything out loud.

And people are welcome to whatever hobbies they enjoy, and if that involves buying big expensive travel systems for your doll then be my guest.

But taking up a buggy space on a busy bus/train? AIBU to think this is taking your hobby a tiny bit too far?

garlicblocks Mon 28-Jan-13 07:59:59

pixwix, you've got the best claim to fame I think!

Not so sure it's 'creepy' to walk an empty pram in the mornings, or a dog/doll in a buggy. They are people's coping mechanisms, surely? Lots of mumsnetters do things I find a bit weird - banning shoes in houses, for one! - but if it makes you feel better and doesn't hurt anyone ...

Waitingforastartofall Mon 28-Jan-13 09:11:26

there Is a woman where I live who does this, two dolls in a real pram. she will stop anyone with children to compare their babies. she often tells me that they sleep all night and are so good, I smile and nod whilst resisting the urge to say that's because their plastic.she has a sad story and has never wanted anything more than children but it doesnt stop me from being unnerved

SirBoobAlot Mon 28-Jan-13 09:55:27

Don't think you can compare banning shoes in the house to pushing a dog around in a buggy...

ShephardsDelight Mon 28-Jan-13 09:59:45

Quietly miffed? I would have been vocally miffed!!!

carrying a sleeping toddler out a buggy and folding up is a lot bloody heavier with a real child!!!

RooneyMara Mon 28-Jan-13 10:28:13

MrsDevere that's hilarious!

We have various homeless and very mad people round here who use buggies to transport all their worldly goods.

One is a lady with too much make up on, she always makes me smile, I like her - but you can't have a conversation.

There used to be a strange and creepy bloke who wore sunglasses and pushed an M&P aria for years and years - I could never look at him, never use an aria after that. He was extremely frightening.

QuacksForDoughnuts Mon 28-Jan-13 10:58:09

Did anyone suggest seriously that the lady should stick the doll in the luggage rack? I read it more as holding the 'baby' and putting the folded buggy/pram in the rack. Which is a pain in the arse to do, but plenty of people with real live babies have to do it so doll lady would probably have it easier than someone whose child was wriggling and shrieking the whole time. She seems to be getting more sympathy than a lot of mothers with real babies who post about taking buggies on public transport!

MuddlingMackem Mon 28-Jan-13 11:12:49

Quacks I suggested she could put the doll in the luggage rack whilst she folded the pushchair. On all of the folding buggy threads the issue that keeps cropping up is 'where do I put the baby so that I can fold the pushchair?' so I just pointed out that this lady wouldn't have had the same problem. smile

LittleMissFantabulous Mon 28-Jan-13 13:14:00

I would have pointed out the luggage rack, as I said up thread. Quite how much of her paraphenalia she chose to put there would have been up to her.

did anyone watch the programme love me love my doll about men with real life dolls they dressed them up, put make up on them sat them down at the dinner table had sex with them and one bloke actually took his out in the car but would stick a label on it saying it was a doll. imagine one of those on a bus grin

mirry2 Mon 28-Jan-13 13:23:33

I think the op is being a bit hardhearted. Imo the woman must have a psychological need for a baby and deserves some compassion.

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 28-Jan-13 16:33:12

Part one of my fake baby

Part two

perceptionreality Mon 28-Jan-13 16:38:28

I've seen that programme. I can't help thinking it's sad. One woman spent thousands on designer clothes for a doll and expensive travel system etc. I can understand why someone might do this if they really wanted a baby and couldn't have one but iirc, the reasons given by one person were that they didn't want a real baby because they make a mess hmm

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