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To have realised that I just don't belong here?

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Bambambini Fri 06-Nov-15 17:55:36

Been here for donkeys years but reading recent threads, I realise that:

I don't really care if people pierce their babies or toddlers ears.

Can't get that worked up about male circumcision.

I like Mathew Wright

Am actually quite fond of WH Smiths

I like my in laws

I hate the phrase "wine o' clock"

There was something else also very important but I can't remember it.

Suggestions of suitable new hangouts that meet my superior/ inferior (depending on your viewpoint) tastes are welcome.

WorraLiberty Fri 06-Nov-15 18:44:59

"Also very important" grin

You'll find there are tons of people who will agree with your list and tons who won't.

So what?

Mumsnet is a diverse forum. Having different views hardly means you 'don't belong here' confused

I'd be bored shitless on a site where I agreed with absolutely everyone.

Pantone363 Fri 06-Nov-15 18:46:43

Meh. MN is weird at the moment, it's going through a really sanctimonious phase.

I'm just dipping in and out

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Fri 06-Nov-15 18:47:50

I couldn't care less if my kids have fizzy pop.
I hate all John Lewis adverts and the whole ethos of John Lewis itself.
I am a health visitor.
My cards are well and truly marked here.

Finola1step Fri 06-Nov-15 18:48:39

Yep, I'm doing the same as Pantone. The place has been a bit odd since all that hacking nonsense.

reni2 Fri 06-Nov-15 18:55:04

I don't think there is anything very important on your list (since you mention "something else very important"). If I found a forum full of misogynists or racists I wouldn't belong, but mn is so varied that on some threads I think wow, lots of posters just like me and on others I think I landed in some sort of parallel universe.

Most of your list don't faze me either but had to google Mathew Wright

BrianCoxReborn Fri 06-Nov-15 18:56:27

I'm a single mum, on benefits and live in a LA house.

My children have sweets when they want and watch as much tv as they want. They aren't limited to internet time either.

I swear.

I shop in Matalan.

I have twigs n pebbly shit AND twee signs all over the house.

I can't fucking stand that bastard John Lewis Christmas ad guff. I've never shopped there, I never will and I refuse to cry at a fucking advert.

There's loads more I could give you to prove how much i don't fit in. But the truth is, honest about who I am and where I live. I think there's a fair few on here who are over invested in fairy tales wink

In other words: take no notice.

PerspicaciaTick Fri 06-Nov-15 18:58:26

Brian - I thought swearing was an essential skill for MNers fgrin

TheDowagerCuntess Fri 06-Nov-15 19:00:46

When was MN EVER an homogenous mass?!

BrianCoxReborn Fri 06-Nov-15 19:03:53

I keep reading how uncouth swearing is though. Fucked if I know grin

MildVirago Fri 06-Nov-15 19:04:16

I just think it's having a temporary personality calibration, which admittedly does feel a bit weird - I feel more alienated from general currents of opinion on Mn than at any time since I joined in 2011. And when I read an OP, I'm currently far less likely to be able to predict accurately where the current of opinion will go.

But something like the cousins marrying thread - which is weird to me because I had absolutely no idea so many were so viscerally revolted by the idea of first cousins marrying - is clearly equally weird to other people because they find it incomprehensible that so many people aren't remotely bothered by it, even if the idea of marrying their own first cousins makes their skin crawl.

Arfarfanarf Fri 06-Nov-15 19:05:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EponasWildDaughter Fri 06-Nov-15 19:05:44

I've been here for years as well. Sometimes i cant get worked up about anything that anyone is frothing about for days at a time.

There are a lot of views which are fashionable on here which i have never ever seen displayed in RL.

However i cant keep away and I actually love the repetitive cycle of AIBU:

The christmas family fall outs.
The new year party crisis'.
The rows about Easter choc and MILs.
Wedding season et al.
The summer hols angst.
Weddings again.
Kids going back to school.
Run up to christmas.

And so it begins again grin
I feel all is right with the world when i've scanned through it all each day.

BrianCoxReborn Fri 06-Nov-15 19:07:08

Just to say as well. What I am now is not what I've always been.

I used to be a single mum, working full-time in a high paid job with a flash car.

So, I like to avoid certain threads or else I'd end up reaching through the screen and slapping thickos people with a wet fish for there ridiculous statements about feckless single parents, work shy dole-ites etc.

Hide thread is your friend. Maybe even hide topic <glares at the puss filled vat of rage that is AIBU>

BrandNewAndImproved Fri 06-Nov-15 19:08:41

God it's so sanctimonious atm I agree op.

It's all my way is the right way and better then yours. I also hate the new thing of picking out parts of a text, bolding it which takes it out of context and being so superior whilst telling the poster off.

Some poor women has just been ripped to shreds by quite a few posters doing the above.

ShebaShimmyShake Fri 06-Nov-15 19:09:19

You sound like a very unique and beautiful snowflake.

thebestfurchinchilla Fri 06-Nov-15 19:10:08

Love the honesty on this thread. OP none of us 'belong' but it's good to share sometimes even if we just laugh at stupid posts. I agree with most of your list and where i don't I have no opinion whatsoever. That's what I love about mumsnet, you realise how different we all are and that's ok. Vive la difference!

Gottagetmoving Fri 06-Nov-15 19:12:06

I hate the phrase 'Pick your Battles'
I hate the 'helpful' advice 'LTB'
I don't mind people being passive aggressive.
Anyone who tells another poster not to be judgemental is probably a hypocrite.
It pisses me off when posters insist that the slightest behaviour trait is 'controlling'

BrianCoxReborn Fri 06-Nov-15 19:13:44

Don't forget Eponas the best part of AIBU is the try-hards. They're so eager to cause offence and pour scorn. I love it when they get roundly ignored (which isn't often).

I just look at the usual one-line attempts at vile and think "nawww, look there - they're so stupid cute.

Highly entertaining.

lovemyway Fri 06-Nov-15 19:16:21

I've had lots of good advice on here. Just be selective. I hate the threads that become 'i'm right, you're wrong' because obviously we are never going to agree on everything. I hate it when a poster asks AIBU and opinions are given and other posters criticise my response when they've already given theirs. My opinion is my opinion and only the OP who asked the effin question in the first place can decide what they do with the advice given. Phew that's better!

Aeroflotgirl Fri 06-Nov-15 19:18:11

Well where do I start, here goes:

I am loud

I like the Daily Mail

I like Mathew Wright

I am not a big alcohol drinker

I used to smack (but don't anymore)

I don't like Boden and all those expensive shops that cost £25 for a pair of toddler trousers.

I get on with my in laws

My dh is not one of those domestic gods who can cook clean and look after children all the time. In fact he's an old fashioned Victor Meldrew, but I love him warts and all.

I cannot afford spa days or a weekend away, not that dh would look after the kids for a whole weekend

Fairenuff Fri 06-Nov-15 19:21:18

Are you flouncing then?

OceanSounds123 Fri 06-Nov-15 19:23:27

You speak my language Op smile.I feel sorry when people start threads and have their grammar picked to pieces.Some of the threads lately have been derailed by some really goady idiots.

reni2 Fri 06-Nov-15 19:25:50

I own toilet brushes AND flannels, both are totally verboten on mn.

pictish Fri 06-Nov-15 19:33:12

Eponas you forgot Mothers Day outrage. grin

I love it too. I've been posting here for five years and I don't think the place goes through phases particularly. It's as bad as it is good.

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