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about what I saw at the zoo today

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SewingBox Sat 13-Jun-15 19:38:14

Have spent a long tiring day at the zoo. Can't say they're really my thing but DS2 wanted to go.....

Anyway, I didn't see anything requiring my judgy pants. No babies with fizzy drinks, no parents failing to keep their DC in line no big kids barging little ones out of the way, no rudeness or swearing or inappropriate clothing.

Quite possibly because I wasn't looking. It's only since I got home and opened MN that I realised I really should have seen at least some of these things grin

Mind you we did stop at Greggs on the way to get the sausage rolls for lunch, so maybe we're the family everyone will be posting about tonight blush

Finola1step Sat 13-Jun-15 19:41:29

Yep, loads of mners will be hoiking their judgy pants right now after seeing that dreadful woman forcing a Greggs sausage roll down her young son's face. grin

Welshmaenad Sat 13-Jun-15 19:43:00

I went to Bristol zoo in half term and didn't see any of those things either.

I was quite disappointed.

GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 13-Jun-15 19:43:43

But they're 4 for the price of 3 so you were somehow benefitting the environment

wanderings Sat 13-Jun-15 19:45:37

Are you sure all the animals in their cages really were animals, and not children in onesies who were mistaken for animals by the zoo staff? You know, I'm not certain about that tiger at Whipsnade, surely real tigers walk on four legs, not two?
grin grin grin

MrsWembley Sat 13-Jun-15 19:50:27

I was at the zoo today too, my two little darlings in tow and sporting an elderly DM on the other arm...

If anyone wants to report the extremely frazzled, middle-aged hag who spent most of her time huffing or shouting or just looking like she wanted it all to be over, please do so. I honestly couldn't give a fried shit!


But then again, I didn't see anything to huff about, either. I feel your pain.

5Foot5 Sun 14-Jun-15 00:20:49

Ha ha! Went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park a couple of weeks ago with elderly DM in a wheelchair. Really nothing at all to be judge-y about either. Every one having a lovely day and being nice to each other.

There was one very little boy who made to pull a wallaby's tail but his dad swooped in just in time to stop him and everyone around just laughed.

Everybody without exception was polite and helpful with regards to wheelchair access, e.g. holding open gates or allowing us to take Mum to where she could get a good view.

Only thing I can think of was when we were buying ice creams a mum came back to the kiosk to say her little boy had dropped the scoop of ice cream from his cone and could he have another. They gave him one without question. How nice is that?

Hope you enjoyed your sausage roll. I am quite partial to a sausage roll.

travertine Sun 14-Jun-15 00:31:55

Christ! You didn't actually enjoy yourself did you op? You and your family? Good lord. goes for a lie down with no alcohol

Fatmomma99 Sun 14-Jun-15 00:38:15

You've enjoyed animals in captivity, rather than forking out to see them in their natural environment. Therefore you are, by definition, BU.

Shame on you!

travertine Sun 14-Jun-15 00:47:12

Don't think op said they enjoyed it actually.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Sun 14-Jun-15 02:36:16

But wasn't there even anyone in <whispers> three quarter length linen trousers and a tunic and flip flops? or with tattoos?

SewingBox Mon 15-Jun-15 08:28:35

Ah, now I see the problem PomBear. The list of things that offend me is too short. 3/4 linen trousers and flips flops wouldn't be my choice, mainly because I like proper shoes I can run in, but I had no idea I should be shock

gallicgirl Mon 15-Jun-15 08:33:47

I'm always amazed at the immaculately dressed lass wearing a mini skirt and 6 inch heels. You might look at home in Hoxton, love, but that look isn't cutting it at the hippo enclosure.

flanjabelle Mon 15-Jun-15 08:37:35

"But wasn't there even anyone in <whispers> three quarter length linen trousers and a tunic and flip flops?"

Oh dear, you just described my mum!

flanjabelle Mon 15-Jun-15 08:38:30

Gallic - agreed, and they always look down their nose at you in your appropriate zoo clothing!

gallicgirl Mon 15-Jun-15 08:49:26

That doesn't bother me because I know their feet hurt.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Wed 17-Jun-15 21:26:54

I described myself too flanja - I was just remembering the only time I ever got deleted on here was when I posted somewhat emphatically in defense of the look when some snotty bitch lovely fellow poster had a nasty great big vicious little dig at people just like me grin
Then I realised no-one but me would probably actually remember so I made no sense to anyone but myself blush DOH!

cardibach Wed 17-Jun-15 21:41:12

Phew PomBear you had me worried - you just described my usual look!

partialderivative Wed 17-Jun-15 22:13:00

I just googled the Yorkshire Wildlefe Park as a possible place to take my kids this summer.

Is it really down a road called 'Warning Tongue Lane'?

It seemes worth going just for that!

NettleTea Wed 17-Jun-15 23:19:53

I went to a zoo in Tenerife and there were no people to complain about at all. I was most disappointed. However 12 year old DD was severely traumatised by watching a rather impressive mandrill masturbating and then eating the results. She cant even watch the Lion King any more

MrsTattoo Wed 17-Jun-15 23:22:32

Sorry pombear me and my tattoos went to the zoo last week grin haha!wink

CharityBarnum Wed 17-Jun-15 23:23:16

NettleTea I'd be put right off The Lion king as well. It gives a whole new grim meaning to "The Circle of Life"

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 17-Jun-15 23:26:19

Going to the zoo in June is cheating. You have to go in the school holidays. June. Honestly. You're not even trying to be offended.

5Foot5 Wed 17-Jun-15 23:38:59

*I just googled the Yorkshire Wildlefe Park as a possible place to take my kids this summer.

Is it really down a road called 'Warning Tongue Lane'?*

Yes it really is! Wonderful name is it not?

bolleauxnouveau Wed 17-Jun-15 23:42:43

pelvicfloor I appreciate your user name, if you could manage to post more prolifically I might be able to join my kids on the trampoline....(completely off topic but just wanted to thank you).

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