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To punch this man in the face?

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destinywidow Thu 03-Nov-16 21:09:37

Yes I probably am, I won't do it but imagining it is fun!

I was leaving my sons football training earlier, boys were running about in the almost empty staff car park, and new kids dad says to his son in his very posh voice "They can't have put much effort in at training if they have this much energy left".

NOT really a problem if he kept his voice down but the boys heard, as did I as I was right next to him! I personally find it disgusting to say negative things about other children, especially when said child is within earshot.

Yes I know not the biggest problem in the world! It's just RUDE!

baconandeggies Thu 03-Nov-16 21:11:48

Meh, was probably a joke. Maybe he was trying to break the ice if they're new. What has his accent got to do with anything?

monkeywithacowface Thu 03-Nov-16 21:12:36

Meh can't say it would have bothered me but then I've probably said much worse!

tigerdriverII Thu 03-Nov-16 21:13:11

He was right though!

AnUtterIdiot Thu 03-Nov-16 21:13:50

Mildly rude, I suppose. Sounds like you were more irritated than you would usually be because of his accent.

Hoppinggreen Thu 03-Nov-16 21:20:19

Would it have annoyed you so much if his voice had been " common"?

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 03-Nov-16 21:22:23

Disgusting? Seriously?

Rosa Thu 03-Nov-16 21:22:50

sounds like a joke or a comment to break the ice or something I think you are being totally OTT...

Queenbean Thu 03-Nov-16 21:24:11

Would it have been ok if he had a common voice instead?

I think you're massively overreacting

VeryBitchyRestingFace Thu 03-Nov-16 21:25:23

new kids dad says to his son in his very posh voice "They can't have put much effort in at training if they have this much energy left".

I take if his "posh voice" was in some way relevant to the situation?

Do "posh voices":

- carry more
- have more gravitas than a scruff voice?

Enquiring minds want to know! smile

VixenLupin Thu 03-Nov-16 21:26:22

I'd just assume he doesn't know many children if he thinks they don't have endless amount of energy.

wasonthelist Thu 03-Nov-16 21:26:38

Yes, all jovial small talk by posh people should be made illegal OP.

Punch him in the face FFS.

And it was football - hardly the best environment for your crusade against "negative" comments.


Littleballerina Thu 03-Nov-16 21:28:03

True though

destinywidow Thu 03-Nov-16 21:28:26

Yeah his voice irritated me, and the tone in which he said it wasn't joke like. Or I probably just didn't get it. I'm sure I'll get used to him in a few weeks.

I'm annoyed with him as his son slide tackled mine, causing my son to have bruising to his face and arms and he told his son well done! They're on the same bloody team! That's not good for team relations is it?!?!?

So added to that comment, which my son heard too, I'm annoyed and want to punch the man!

And yes his accent has nothing to do with anything

Amelie10 Thu 03-Nov-16 21:30:01

Oh fgs you're really dramatic and ridiculous. It's hardly a rude comment. You on the other hand sound like you have anger issues for wanting to punch him for that.

claraschu Thu 03-Nov-16 21:30:57

If his son is new, he was probably trying to start a conversation or break the ice. Probably his "posh" voice led you to interpret his words as sneery rather than joking. Why would he say something like this seriously to his son? It makes no sense.

Hoppinggreen Thu 03-Nov-16 21:31:12

If he really WAS posh surely his children would have been playing rugby instead?

Caprianna Thu 03-Nov-16 21:31:33

Feel sorry for Posh dad who might have joined a rough team. hmmat wanting to punch someone.

destinywidow Thu 03-Nov-16 21:31:49

Do you know I don't know many people with a posh voice, it's a novelty!!

Yes I'm being unreasonable!!! Bad day and that just topped it off for me.

TallulahTheTiger Thu 03-Nov-16 21:32:21

Oh my word! Someone with a POSH voice!! Will no one think of the children!! shock shock - oh actually you are.... Hopefully those words will not scar the soccer snowflakes too much!

Caprianna Thu 03-Nov-16 21:33:39

I bet it wasn't even a posh voice. Its all relativewink

DearMrDilkington Thu 03-Nov-16 21:34:12

You sound a bit daft tbh.

Like a pp said, if he was that posh his son would have obviously been playing rugby instead.

EdmundCleverClogs Thu 03-Nov-16 21:34:24

You're being ridiculous hmm. You also can't moan that his son hurt yours, then 'imagine' punching him in the face. It was just a silly comment over a silly game. Get a grip.

Amandahugandkisses Thu 03-Nov-16 21:35:09

It was just a random comment. You need to lighten up.

destinywidow Thu 03-Nov-16 21:36:12

Ohh yes I'm also being over dramatic on an anon forum, letting off steam about someone who has annoyed me.

Better than being over dramatic in real life. I'll see him at the weekend and it'll be fine.

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