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So, I offered a fellow mum ...

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MoistJoist Thu 12-Sep-13 07:58:25

... a brand new (school-branded) uniform set for her DC as she had been unable to order any in time for the start of the school term. I gave it to her last week and she promised to pop the money for it round the following day. She didn't, and I did not hear from her until I received a text yesterday saying she had ordered more uniform for her DC as, after she washed and dried the new set I gave her, they came up a little tight, and that she will return the set to me tomorrow (presumably after her DC has worn it for the whole week ...)

I'm not sure how she's washed and dried it as I have washed the same uniform set (part of the same batch I ordered, and cleaned according to the instructions on the label(s)), tried it on my DS (who is a smidgeon bigger than her DC) and it came up just fine i.e. it is his size. There is every possibility that it may not see him through the entire school year if he goes through a growth spurt, but it is his size.

I'm not really sure how to respond to her text. I'm not close to the mum, but our DC have been cared for together for years and are good friends (and will be in the same class at school, which they are hugely excited about), and I have always liked and respected her, albeit from a distance. I don't think it is worth falling out over this (especially as I am not desperate for the money), but AIBU to consider her text a little bit cheeky, given that it was a brand new set and she'd promised to pay me for it? And WWYD?

bishboschone Sun 15-Sep-13 16:30:25

She must be seriously rubbish at washing to shrink uniform . It's made from pretty indestructible stuff..!! Anyway glad you got
Your money.

Snatchoo Sun 15-Sep-13 17:06:26

I am gobsmacked! Didn't see that coming!

TootiesFrootie Sun 15-Sep-13 17:09:44

That's great.

(I can't believe you offered to let her pay you back later... Will you never learn!!! Stop being so nice grin )

2gorgeousboys Sun 15-Sep-13 17:23:09

Maybe she is a Mumsnetter, saw this thread and realised how cheeky she was being grin.

fuzzpig Sun 15-Sep-13 17:48:53

She is soooo an MNer!

expatinscotland Sun 15-Sep-13 18:09:59

Hurray! Must be some uniform, to shrink. Haven't heard that one in years. But hey, result!

breatheslowly Sun 15-Sep-13 19:31:13

If her uniform order had arrived on time she would have shrunk that instead of the one you sold her, so she would have been in exactly the same position either way.

ExitPursuedByADragon Sun 15-Sep-13 19:52:10


hermioneweasley Sun 15-Sep-13 20:45:52

Result! Can't believe she was going to try and pass it on to you when she admits she had shrunk it through incorrect washing. Cheeky cow! Wide berth in future OP

SlobAtHome Sun 15-Sep-13 20:50:56


zoobaby Sun 15-Sep-13 20:53:37

Hmmm. I wonder how future encounters will play out now.

intitgrand Sun 15-Sep-13 21:15:42

No good deed goes unpunished sad

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