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To not find this remotely amusing?

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Purplefoxpaws Fri 24-Feb-17 20:42:43

So, a friend of mine sent me a message saying her ds swore at a teacher today.

I already knew, as my ds had told me about it after he got home from school. As friend's ds was boasting at lunchtime. Ds thinks he's an idiot, as since joining secondary he thinks he is "hard".

Anyway, her message said what had happened, followed by a load of laughing emojis.

Wtf? What am I missing?

I just sent back "that's not very funny" but not had a reply.

Sirzy Fri 24-Feb-17 20:44:46

Well if his mother finds it amusing then it's no wonder he thinks that's acceptable behaviour!

AYankinSpanx Fri 24-Feb-17 20:46:04

So why did he swear? What did her message say about what happened? It's hard to think anything other than of course YANBU. It's hard to imagine many posters will suggest it's as hilarious as your friend thinks it is.

Purplefoxpaws Fri 24-Feb-17 20:51:30

Sorry, it was a brief message saying "x has started playing up at school, he called his maths teacher a fucking bitch, ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

I don't understand where the laughter comes in.

I'd be livid if one of mine said that.

LondonHerbivore32 Fri 24-Feb-17 20:52:47

That's not funny at all. If her DS swore at a teacher that needs discipline not laughter.

AYankinSpanx Fri 24-Feb-17 20:52:57

Okay, brace yourself for a few dozen YANBU's, OP.

Obv completely unfunny.

pudcat Fri 24-Feb-17 20:54:02

This is the problem that teachers have these days. How can you discipline a child for this sort of behaviour when parents condone it? If the parents do not respect the teachers, then the child will not. And the worry is that if the child is like this now what will he be like in later life?

Floggingmolly Fri 24-Feb-17 20:54:32

What an idiot hmm. The apple obviously didn't fall far from the tree.

EllaHen Fri 24-Feb-17 20:54:43

Well, she won't be laughing when he turns on her.

PurpleDaisies Fri 24-Feb-17 20:54:44

I'm with you-not funny at all.

I wonder what kind of response you'll get...

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 24-Feb-17 20:55:42

Yanbu. What's his mother thinking confused

malvinandhobbes Fri 24-Feb-17 21:01:36

Could she have misunderstood the emoji and thought that was sad/upset crying rather than laughing?

NanooCov Fri 24-Feb-17 21:02:49

What Malvin said. Many are emoji illiterate

PurpleDaisies Fri 24-Feb-17 21:04:14

My mum used "lol" for lots of love (I think David Cameron did this too). I got a text from her once saying something like "sorry you've been really ill lol". Maybe it is an emoji mix up.

Sweets101 Fri 24-Feb-17 21:05:44

Yea did she mean to use the crying emoji, not the crying with laughter one?

MorrisZapp Fri 24-Feb-17 21:09:07

My bil thought the 'aargh awkward' smiley was an actual smile. All his texts look passive aggressive.

PurpleDaisies Fri 24-Feb-17 21:11:59

Which is the "ah, awkward" smiley? I feel so old...

marvelmummy13 Fri 24-Feb-17 21:15:26

Maybe the laughing emoticons were like nervous ones and she was wondering what you thought . She obviously trusts you enough to tell you
I'd probably reply 'oh god thats awful, have you spoken to her about it '

Serialweightwatcher Fri 24-Feb-17 21:21:25

She obviously finds it funny - if my ds had done that, I wouldn't be laughing and neither would he! Can't believe she actually told someone, never mind the laughter hmm

How old is he?

WelliesAndPyjamas Fri 24-Feb-17 21:22:09

There are two types of parents. The type that will reprimand their children for bad behaviour and feel ashamed if the children are awful in school. And the type who have 'angels who can do no wrong' and will not reprimand bad behaviour. Guess which kids become bullies and unpleasant adults...

Sadly, it's the way of the world. hmm

AnnieAnoniMouse Fri 24-Feb-17 21:22:30

Too much to hope she meant ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ?

I hope you namechanged.

atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 21:24:49

I hope it's a mix up with the emojis, if not the poor boy stands no chance. I'd be mortified if either of mind called anybody that let alone a teacher; I'd be buying them flowers and the DC would be in deep trouble.

BoomBoomsCousin Fri 24-Feb-17 21:25:09

There are plenty of things my kids do that require a stern face to them, but which I will laugh about with my DH. Obviously I have no idea if I'd find this particular situation funny, so I don't know if YABU in this particular circumstance. But I think yABU to suggest there is no way to find bad behaviour also amusing. That sort of hard line sounds more like difficulty dealing with ambiguity and complexity.

NetflixandBill Fri 24-Feb-17 21:25:26

Wonder if she will still be laughing when his behaviour means he misses loads of lessons and gets no qualifications?

bumsexatthebingo Fri 24-Feb-17 21:26:12

Surprising you are friends since you obviously have completely different ideas about things and your kids don't like each other.

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