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Puppet show and 'entitled' kids

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Partridgeinapeartree1 Tue 14-Feb-17 23:50:51

That's it really. We went to a puppet show today. Part of a 'cultural' visit,what with it being half term. There were six to eight kids bumrushing the show and talking over the puppeteer, manhandling the props and writing their own script. All very loudly and ruining the experience for our kids whilst their parents looked on ineffectually. The poor artist who was supposedly giving the show had to crisis manage and cut the experience short. AIBU to be fucked off by this middle class pissy parenting?

frogmellla Tue 14-Feb-17 23:52:07


Partridgeinapeartree1 Tue 14-Feb-17 23:53:15


Partridgeinapeartree1 Tue 14-Feb-17 23:55:11

Bumrushing to the max frogmella

WorraLiberty Tue 14-Feb-17 23:56:04

Middle class?

sirfredfredgeorge Tue 14-Feb-17 23:57:08

I think only Middle class kids can bumrush.

Lushka Tue 14-Feb-17 23:57:14

Wtf is bumrushing?

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Tue 14-Feb-17 23:58:27

I'd have loudly parented the bumrushers. But I am a middle class cliche.

Bumrushtheshow Tue 14-Feb-17 23:59:00

Bum rush: The act of attacking someone or something (usually by a group)with the reckless abandon and fervor of one who has nothing to loose.

FireInTheHead Wed 15-Feb-17 00:01:30

Lushka You don't know??!!

No, me either. We're clearly not middle-class enough. wink

Beachedwh4le Wed 15-Feb-17 00:02:12

I've often thought middle class kids should be kept indoors away from the upper class and working class echelons hmm

BillSykesDog Wed 15-Feb-17 00:02:27

Are you sure it wasn't intended to be interactive? If not the puppeteer sounds rather ineffectual. You'd expect them to be able to handle those sort of situations. But I suspect you might have got the wrong end of the stick.

Only1scoop Wed 15-Feb-17 00:02:40

What's a 'bumrush'

Lushka Wed 15-Feb-17 00:02:52


ExitPursuedBySpartacus Wed 15-Feb-17 00:02:54

Giving someone the bumrush. You've never heard this expression?

WorraLiberty Wed 15-Feb-17 00:03:28

Surely middle class kids would posterior hasten?

Only1scoop Wed 15-Feb-17 00:04:25

Never heard that
So the puppeteer was being attacked?
Or 'bumrushed'?

TheClaws Wed 15-Feb-17 00:05:28

Lord. If I was the puppeteer, the puppet would have broken with the script somewhat. "Eh! The little s**t on the left! I'll be eating you and your naasty friends if you don't stop bumrushing me..."

TheClaws Wed 15-Feb-17 00:06:11

I like that word grin

BillSykesDog Wed 15-Feb-17 00:09:42

Oh hang on the puppeteer was being attacked? That's supposed to happen. It's Judy with the rolling pin?

user1477282676 Wed 15-Feb-17 00:11:20

It's shit but it sounds also as though the performer wasn't up to scratch.

I'm an actor and have worked kids shows before...some in the roughest schools imaginable...not all in the UK either.

If you're not holding all the children's attention, then you're not doing your job. If you can't control the kids in your performance space, then you're not doing your job.

FireInTheHead Wed 15-Feb-17 00:11:20

Spartacus I've heard of giving someone the bum's rush i.e. throwing a bum (a vagrant or a drunk) out of a bar but this doesn't sound as if it's the same.

Shockers Wed 15-Feb-17 00:13:17

I think you might have had a point had you not mentioned the middle class thing, OP.

It's frowned upon on here despite the many threads debating what makes one mc don't you know...

I get very frustrated when parents/carers allow children to spoil a performance for others. You're right imo, it's their responsibility, and not the fault of the children, if they aren't stepping in and correcting the behaviour.

BillSykesDog Wed 15-Feb-17 00:19:20

And what would working class parents have done? Punched them in the face and given them some white lightening to calm them down? Distract them with monster munch and cheese strings?

Do upper class parents horsewhip them and threaten to take away their pony and tiara?

How does one deal with puppeteer situations in a class appropriate manner? Perhaps there's something in Debretts?

TeaCake5 Wed 15-Feb-17 00:20:10

"I've often thought middle class kids should be kept indoors away from the upper class and working class echelons"


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