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gabsid Tue 02-Apr-13 19:11:52

Today I sat down at a sofa (2 2-seater sofas) in a busy city coffee shop enjoying my coffee and waiting for DP and DC. A woman with a baby came up to me and asked whether the second sofa was free and I said no since I was waiting - fine. The people on the next sofa just left so she took that seat, when within the next 5 minutes another 3 women with 2 babies arrived!

Had I been by myself I would have offered the sofa and I would have been happy for 2 more people to share my table, but share 2 2-seater sofas with 4 adults and 2 babies? I would have been very annoyed and probably left to find somewhere else to sit. That would have been so rude of them!

Luckily it didn't come to that, but it might have.

Kneedeepindaisies Fri 05-Apr-13 13:09:35

Why did I not discover this thread earlier instead of the one about slut vibes?

So funny!

everlong Fri 05-Apr-13 13:01:23

pumpkin it's ok my brain didn't compute it either.
quietly very nicely broke it down for me yesterday at 12.09.

PumpkinPositive Fri 05-Apr-13 12:54:31

I have read the OP repeatedly and still can't figure it out. I think my brain is breaking. Has it been rephrased elsewhere? confused

Lucyellensmum95 Fri 05-Apr-13 12:53:10

gasbid - i really (serriously) hope that you are enjoying this thread - it has cheered me up so so much. Please help us to keep it going xx Its such a classic thread but i woudlnt want to make anyone feel bad

Lucyellensmum95 Fri 05-Apr-13 12:51:31

MTSgroupie - thats great film that is - and yes, i see the parallel universe I think tht is just the sort of scenario that gasbid is trying to avoid by having the coffee morning at home! I just hope she has enough seats! grin There are too many possibilities. I can't help but thinking that "what if" she had let the woman sit down last week? They might have been really nice women and she could have increased her circle of friends and been arranging to meet with THEM again this week, but then what about her old circle of friends, would they feel abandonned by this development.

Well, im just going to the town with DD I am going to avoid any coffee shops with sofas because i can't do decisions at the best of times and this thread had introduced the possibilities of "what ifs" on my coffee experiences.........

MTSgroupie Fri 05-Apr-13 12:27:06

smile at Lucy. Set me thinking about the film Sliding Doors. In scenario 1 Gwyneth Paltrow misses her train. In scenario 2 she catches her train. The film does a what-if on both scenarios.

Imagine scenario 2 where the OP gets a text message at the cafe door which delays her long enough so that it is the other woman that is holding the sofas for her absent friends.

LeChatRouge Fri 05-Apr-13 12:19:24

I barely have brain room for the things that do happen, let alone all of the things that might happen.

gabsid you are fab.

LeChatRouge Fri 05-Apr-13 12:17:24

Am literally crying. Best ever thread.

LeChatRouge Fri 05-Apr-13 12:16:49

Aha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Lucyellensmum95 Fri 05-Apr-13 12:10:40

OMG Gasbid!!!! can you not see the pertinance and irony of your last post - i mean, can you imagine what would have happened if your plans had not been scuppered and you had arrived before your friends, there was two sofas free apart from a lone woman sat there who may or may not have been leaving or waiting for someone? You could have been the woman who asked if you could sit there - she may have let you sit there, but she might not have............. its really quite spooky and i think it WILL happen, at some point, you may have invited them to your house next week but it will happen, in the future, at some time...... please post about it when it does. You may or may not offend someone grin Its like some sort of worm hole thing

LittleRedDinosaur Fri 05-Apr-13 11:59:51

Gabsid, I may actually love you.

everlong Fri 05-Apr-13 11:53:39

For the best I reckon.

gabsid Fri 05-Apr-13 11:38:22

I think the joke is done now, but I nearly went to the same coffee shop again today with 3 friends, 2 small DC and 3 8 year olds - but I didn't.

Because friend 1 didn't have a car today, friend 2 had other plans with her DS and friend 3 must have gone on holiday. She didn't tell us about that which was slightly irritating.

So therefore, we decided to meet next week, but in order to avoid any near disasters I invited them to my house.

everlong Fri 05-Apr-13 11:35:11


TiggyD Fri 05-Apr-13 11:18:17

I suggest counselling. You wouldn't want a harrowing situation like the one you were nearly in to give you near traumatic stress disorder or something. I blame the Daily Mail.

everlong Fri 05-Apr-13 10:08:14

Maybe the mother was tired and was just thinking about ' right now '
Sometimes it gets you like that.

Lucyellensmum95 Fri 05-Apr-13 10:03:41

gabsiddddddddddddd - don't go!!!!!!

Sunnywithshowers Fri 05-Apr-13 09:55:57

gabsid I'm wryly amused at the people arriving who haven't RTFT.


everlong Fri 05-Apr-13 09:08:17

I doubt it would have even registered with my brain tbh.
Funny thread though.

Ducklings45 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:48:46

YANBU! Would have annoyed me too!

gabsid Fri 05-Apr-13 08:29:00

Ok, so it was a non-event I stressed over. Maybe PMT.

But, I still believe it could have been very stressful if it had happened. smile

I will try and not come back to this silly (but funny) thread!

candyandyoga Fri 05-Apr-13 07:21:07

Seriously though, find it hilarious you were stressed about that! Chill out!

candyandyoga Fri 05-Apr-13 07:20:35

Leave the bastard.

whethergirl Fri 05-Apr-13 00:44:18

Someone earlier in the thread explained the whole thing using arses and arse space. God that was funny. And actually a good explanation.

quietlysuggests Thu 04-Apr-13 19:09:26

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