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AIBU to give this woman a quick poke in the eye?

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Ketchuponeverythingplease Thu 26-Jan-17 17:48:56

Ok, assault is unreasonable, but is it preferable to standing in the playground and shouting "Stop being so fucking needy!"shock

Ketchuponeverythingplease Thu 26-Jan-17 17:49:19

Oooo i feel guilty yet better. blush

PurpleDaisies Thu 26-Jan-17 17:49:57

Er, any more details?

abbsisspartacus Thu 26-Jan-17 17:50:05

What did she do to You?

abbsisspartacus Thu 26-Jan-17 17:50:23

Is she a teacher higher?

abbsisspartacus Thu 26-Jan-17 17:50:40


Ketchuponeverythingplease Thu 26-Jan-17 17:52:48

Our kids are in the same class. The school run is horrid at the best of times but she always wants to engage. Some days i dont have anything to give. I've given her a swerve lately and i couldnt work out why she was pressing my buttons so much, but the penny has dropped: Without fail, she always needs something.

Butterymuffin Thu 26-Jan-17 17:53:47

Pretend to be on your phone until your child actually appears in front of you.

Ketchuponeverythingplease Thu 26-Jan-17 17:54:34

Yes yes MASSIVE teacher hogger! Biggest i have ever seen! And yet till you wrote that i hadnt even thought about that! Twice daily constant reassurance requests. It's unreal, now you mention it!

Ketchuponeverythingplease Thu 26-Jan-17 17:55:24

Buttery i do, or rummage in bag/sprint away, but she is determined to 'win me over.'

abbsisspartacus Fri 27-Jan-17 12:03:13

Okay so strategy time! Next time you get a Jehovah witness or forever living people save the literature when she comes over next flog her something or try to convert her?

abbsisspartacus Fri 27-Jan-17 12:03:48

I mean you could be her friend but that's up to you

AmserGwin Fri 27-Jan-17 12:05:50

She always needs something?
Like what? Say no

LittleBoat Fri 27-Jan-17 12:12:01

headphones and sunglasses.

How old is your dc? Can you drop them at the gate?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 27-Jan-17 12:19:13

I personally still need more details.
What does she always need. Material items or your time.

Ketchuponeverythingplease Fri 27-Jan-17 13:31:05

She always needs either reassurance or a reaction of some sort. V draining, twice a day! She can't just walk to the gate and make small talk about the weather, there is without fail some sort of a reaction that she's after. It's taken me years to work it out but that's what it is. Faux self deprecation about her "ghastly" hair (she has normal hair) or what she's wearing/cooking/doing. Like you HAVE to say "oh no you look fine/have great hair/are clearly an amazing cook/mother" etc.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 27-Jan-17 13:38:30

god what a bitch, making conversation not about the weather, how very dare she?

I think YABU, she's not asking for money for her crack habit, or bumming fags, or flogging stuff from the Kleeneze catalogue.

Ketchuponeverythingplease Fri 27-Jan-17 13:38:55

Am liking the Forever Living leaflets idea! wink

I think i feel manipulated. We have had a REALLY tough year, bereavement, illness, it has been really rotten and some days i just want to crawl under the covers and stay there, but it isnt an option. This woman is quite open about being a terrible worrier and hints there may be other issues going on too "I won't be at school tomorrow as I'm seeing my therapist" type comments, but it's done in a "you must be nice to me as I am sooo fragile." I've seen her today and gave her dead eyes and hurried away. blush I hate myself for the way i feel but i feel like screaming "we all have shit going on! Shut the fuck up!" blush

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 27-Jan-17 13:39:15

Oh fishes for compliments. I can't stand all that.

Ketchuponeverythingplease Fri 27-Jan-17 13:39:46

Tondelaya I know AIBU. sad

Ketchuponeverythingplease Fri 27-Jan-17 13:43:47

Yes fishes A LOT! "Oh i still havent shifted the baby weight, i cry about it, im so enormous and revolting" ad infinitum. She has a good figure of course, and those of us packing a few pie pounds are left wrong footed. Then the next day it will be about something else "I can only get her to eat three types of raw veg instead of 5" etc whilst the other kids are eating plastic cheese strings...
I stand in silence thinking about giving her a hard prod.

I am a horrible person.

ANiceSliceOfCake Fri 27-Jan-17 13:44:21

Maybe she's just lonely and has anxiety issues, she's probably writing a thread on here about how she tries to be nice to a woman at school but she ignores her and she doesn't know what to say.

Ketchuponeverythingplease Fri 27-Jan-17 13:45:14

That is entirely possible. blushsad

HarryPottersMagicWand Fri 27-Jan-17 13:46:29

This would get on my tits too. I can't stand neediness and people who need constant reassurance. They never get it from me. But I'm also not that approachable looking sometimes, bitchy resting face helps. grin

Just be constantly busy/in a rush and don't give her what she is looking for (like waiting for you to ask about the therapist, who tells school run mums about this stuff). Hopefully she will move onto someone else.

MollyRedskirts Fri 27-Jan-17 13:47:20

'Oh my love, you must have a charmed life if that's all you have to worry about!' <do a tinkly laugh and then walk away>

Do it. I dare you. Do it for all us cowards who have similar people to contend with.

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