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To find this ignorant and snobbish

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Peniston Fri 03-Oct-14 22:16:08

So I see this post on Facebook by a woman I know of through school. She has a high profile at the kids' school because she's a governor and until recently chaired the PTA. To clarify, she and I are NOT Facebook (or any sort of) friends. I saw it because she has posted on a friend of a friend's timeline.

To give some context, the friend of a friend's status update is grumbling about the increased noise from Heathrow planes flying over our South West London suburb. (I am not getting agitated about the new flight paths personally because my husband and I reason that the planes have got to fly over someone's house). So people are posting supportively and saying 'sign the petition' and so on. Relatively harmless nimbyism so far.

Then the woman in question posts the following:

"I wish they would now fuck off! Too loud tonight! Can they please fly over southhall [sic] as they pay far less council tax!"

I have a few issues with this:
1) Why single out another suburb?
2) Council tax is there to provide local amenities and not to protect against potential changes to flight paths so what a stupid thing to say.
3) I checked the Ealing borough council tax and compared it to my borough (Richmond) and it is pretty much equivalent so what a load of tosh.

This has incensed me and made me wonder should such an unpleasant ignoramus really hold a position of responsibility on the school board?


markhammax Fri 03-Oct-14 22:18:06

If I'm honest I think it's a bit of an over reaction to some random if not massively pleasant comment, I've probably said similar stuff and wouldn't expect anyone to take it seriously really!

EatShitDerek Fri 03-Oct-14 22:20:56

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MizK Fri 03-Oct-14 22:22:55

YANBU, she is clearly a bit of a snob.

However YABU to get so annoyed that you're actually going out of your way to prove to yourself that she's being an idiot. She clearly is, that's obvious to anyone with any normal mindset.
There is precious little chance that you could do to get her removed from the school board on the basis of this comment btw so stop getting worked up.

LadyLuck10 Fri 03-Oct-14 22:22:59

Get a grip op. Really you are so bothered about something that's nothing to do with you. confused

rootypig Fri 03-Oct-14 22:24:13

YANBU, you just didn't need to write five paragraphs to explain it. Yes, twattish thing to say.

blanketyblank100 Fri 03-Oct-14 22:24:53


This is a joke, yes? If not, you're being really, really unreasonable! Go and have a bubblebath and watch the telly.

Topaz25 Fri 03-Oct-14 22:27:06

Yes, it's an ignorant and snobbish thing to say. No, it's not sufficient to get her removed from the school board.

TrousersSchmowsers Fri 03-Oct-14 22:27:23

If you're researching content of non-friends' posts on Facebook you need to step waaaaay back! Unclench!

Peniston Fri 03-Oct-14 22:33:08

Okay thanks. I guess it turns out I was BU. Of course I stumbled across it - not seeking out annoying status updates of people I don't know - that would be truly daft.

icclemunchy Fri 03-Oct-14 23:37:57

I live next to southall, I'll take the planes they might drown out the idiots who can't turn their music down when using the petrol station over the road at night!! I'm pretty sure the planes won't make my windows shake confused

pearpotter Fri 03-Oct-14 23:42:43

It sounds like it could be more light hearted than you took it as well. The jibe about council tax is something I would say in jest to make fun of snobs.

mrsminiverscharlady Fri 03-Oct-14 23:49:33

Sounds like it was tongue in cheek.

WorraLiberty Fri 03-Oct-14 23:53:38

Sorry but I think it's funny! grin

I'm quite sure it was meant as a joke.

Bulbasaur Sat 04-Oct-14 01:40:27

To clarify, she and I are NOT Facebook (or any sort of) friends. I saw it because she has posted on a friend of a friend's timeline.

So basically you were stalking her.

You're reading far too much into a status that she probably only put 2 seconds of thought into.

More over you are going to look massively petty if you bring a facebook status to the council.

Sapat Sat 04-Oct-14 01:53:26

It was in all likelihood a joke, maybe a reference to a previous conversation. why are you looking at other people's posts and getting irate over what you find? But thanks anyway for reminding me to adjust my privacy settings.

AgaPanthers Sat 04-Oct-14 01:56:13

Nasty snobbish, racist bitch.

TheXxed Sat 04-Oct-14 02:18:36

I think it was v v v snobby and quite twatty of her. YANBU!

CrimeaRiver Sat 04-Oct-14 02:25:18

Blatant, casual racism.

TeracottaTurtle Sat 04-Oct-14 04:03:56


TheEnchantedForest Sat 04-Oct-14 06:44:50

YANBU -I wouldn't have liked that comment either, it's just lazy and ignorant.

Oh and the op could have easily seen the comment in her newsfeed; no stalking involved!

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 04-Oct-14 06:48:26

The planes fly over Wandsworth, which has the cheapest council tax in the country (used to live there). grin

saadia Sat 04-Oct-14 06:50:08

YANBU, snide and racist and ignorant.

GoneGirlGone Sat 04-Oct-14 06:53:16

Pure unadulterated racism and entitlement. Could you mail her and ask if she meant to be so rude?

ithoughtofitfirst Sat 04-Oct-14 07:04:55

See now she's exactly the kind of person i would worry is on mn and would see this.

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