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To have found this comment annoying/offensive?

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hellsbellsmelons Tue 26-Feb-13 15:06:09

Well Nancy66 - it is an outrage.
I am obviously complaining to Flora regarding this!
Best post in ages!!!

Oh dear lapetite I really hope things get better. If not then you'll have to have a little 'chat' with her!

maddening Tue 26-Feb-13 14:33:03

Sounds like w dig at the man - as in he's a lazy sod

minouminou Tue 26-Feb-13 14:13:50

What nationality are you both?

This attitude might not be directed solely at you, and it might not be an attitude at all but a cultural difference.

I've known a lot of Balkan women and they can start off with the abrasive joking manner that more reserved Brits develop over time in friendships. Took me aback at first, but now I find it means they like you and want to be your chum.

LaPetiteSirene Tue 26-Feb-13 14:09:41

Ha ... it's probably other things she has said to me too and her attitude. But that would be drip-feeding.

I am lightened up and can take a joke ...

She just winds me up.

HildaOgden Tue 26-Feb-13 14:05:39

It was a dig at him,not you.Were you really raging inside about it??

Willow36 Tue 26-Feb-13 14:04:31


imnotmymum Tue 26-Feb-13 14:03:42

Yes I say this all the time to my kids, DH etc. just a joke! Lighten up OP!!

Nancy66 Tue 26-Feb-13 14:03:18

....yes, but what do you think of the new Flora margarine ad?

Greythorne Tue 26-Feb-13 14:02:56

Deffo a dig at the bloke, not you.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 26-Feb-13 14:02:15

Yeah, she was having a dig at him, not you!

HoHoHoNoYouDont Tue 26-Feb-13 14:02:04

'earning your keep' is a popular phrase for being helpful/doing something. I would take her comment as a compliment. As others have said, it was a dig at the guy, not you.

EuroShaggleton Tue 26-Feb-13 14:00:25

It was a dig at him for being a lazy sod, wasn't it?

Petsinmypudenda Tue 26-Feb-13 13:59:52

She was just saying you were useful and he wasn't. A compliment if anything

AnaisB Tue 26-Feb-13 13:58:55

Yabu to find it offensive. It sounds like it was a (relaxed) dig at him.

babiesinslingsgetcoveredinfood Tue 26-Feb-13 13:57:41


minouminou Tue 26-Feb-13 13:56:40

I think she was having a go at him, because he was stood on the sidelines while you made an effort.

ceebie Tue 26-Feb-13 13:56:39

I think you're getting your knickers in a twist over nothing. I would have thought just just meant "At least she's being helpful"

Bejeena Tue 26-Feb-13 13:56:32

It sounds like she was just having a joke and maybe possibly a bit lost in translation.

Sounds like to me she was just having a go at the guy for thinking he could comment when he was actually doing nothing.

LaPetiteSirene Tue 26-Feb-13 13:54:44

I'm currently living abroad as part of a work course etc.

I am living with 7 other people in one house (haven't met each other before), and we all work for the same company.

They have been living in the house just over a month longer than I have.

Last night one of the women came home late from work and needed to bake cookies for the next day, I had today off so offered to help her which she accepted.

We were in the middle of baking when one of the guys said in a jokey way that I was doing something wrong.

When the woman said back "at least shes earning her keep in this house"

I'm not sure if I was being unreasonable but this comment made me rage (inside) - I would accept this comment if I didn't pay rent and it was her house.

But in reality we all pay the exact same rent each week and the house belongs to the company.

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