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To get infuriated when people shrug their shoulders?!

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Primadonnagirl Sat 17-Jan-15 19:27:10 just makes me even more angry.DH does this and knows it drives me up the wall. I mean, explain yourself at least for Gods sake, but shrugging is so passive aggressive it makes me want to scream!

redexpat Sat 17-Jan-15 19:42:40


wink grin

usualsuspect333 Sat 17-Jan-15 19:44:25

I agree. DP does it.Annoys me so much.


Primadonnagirl Sat 17-Jan-15 19:46:50

redexpat angry wink

JoanHickson Sat 17-Jan-15 19:47:55

Maybe they don't want to fight?

usualsuspect333 Sat 17-Jan-15 19:50:19

Dp does it if you ask him 'what shall we have for dinner?'

So not likely to cause a fight grin

namelessposter Sat 17-Jan-15 19:51:01

DH presses all my buttons by rolling his eyes like a teenager. I hate it.

Primadonnagirl Sat 17-Jan-15 19:52:14

I don't want to fight..I want an answer .As in " Where is x?' And I expect and adult to be able to articulate a response!

MrsSippy Sat 17-Jan-15 19:55:59

Oh god I HATE it when people shrug at's like they really don't care enough to even think about what you've said

Grrrrr!!! angry

People (and my students) that know me don't do it anymore wink

chocomochi Sat 17-Jan-15 20:00:05

Would your preference be a grunted "dunno" instead?

wintersdawn Sat 17-Jan-15 20:01:59

It's my DD expression of the moment, slightly forgivable for the fact she's 3 but yes very annoying.

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Sat 17-Jan-15 20:02:20

I do it when I just don't have the words to explain myself.

Or to convey that I just don't give a Fuck.

And I roll my eyes cos the shite that falls out of people's gobs is just unbelievable.

It's sometimes better for all concerned that I either shrug my shoulders or roll my eyes as you probably wouldn't want to hear what I'm really thinking.

Primadonnagirl Sat 17-Jan-15 20:13:58

" dunno" is just as bad...explain yourself !!! I accept I might not like what rInhear but at least then I know where I stand . A shrug is just so pathetic! Especially when it's used from anything to " where the washing powder?!" to " where is Dsd?!"

DoJo Sat 17-Jan-15 20:16:32

What is it's a 'don't know' shrug rather than a 'don't care' one? Does that annoy you?

DoJo Sat 17-Jan-15 20:18:39

Whoops - managed to take ages just to type that and can't even shrug my way out of it. It doesn't sound like it's the shrugging that's the problem, more than DSD-losing, washing-powder-ambivalent shrugger who is giving all us helpful shruggers a bad name...

Primadonnagirl Sat 17-Jan-15 20:28:52

But I can't distinguish between " don't know " and " don't care" so I assume the latter

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Sat 17-Jan-15 20:34:18

I shrug my shoulders when I don't know the answer to something. The expression on my face would say I don't care either.

OttiliaVonBCup Sat 17-Jan-15 20:36:20

Don't ever go to France.

OttiliaVonBCup Sat 17-Jan-15 20:39:03

Must say I love a good shrug.

There so many things you can convey with that, and when you add hand gestures and eyes and possible sounds to that, the possibilities are endless and wonderful.

I can probably translate War and Peace in shrugs.

MerdeAlor Sat 17-Jan-15 20:40:19

<gallic shrug>

ChippingInLatteLover Sat 17-Jan-15 20:41:23


Bakeoffcakes Sat 17-Jan-15 20:43:52

Oh I can't remember the last time I saw someone shrug. I don't mind them at all.

Seriouslyffs Sat 17-Jan-15 20:51:06

DS can't say 'yes' or 'no'
He says 'sort of' and 'not really'
'Hello teenage son, are you hungry?'
'Sort of'
'Did you have lunch?'
'Not really'

Salmotrutta Sat 17-Jan-15 20:51:26

I think it depends on the circumstances.

It could mean "I don't know".

OR it could mean "I don't care".

The former I can forgive but if it's the latter I'd rather the shrugger explained themselves verbally rather than being a twat.

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