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Overheard in the Waitrose cafe

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zeezeek Mon 17-Apr-17 20:37:51

At the table next to me, four women. As I was right next to them I couldn't help,but overhear their conversation which went along the lines of...

Mother's shouldn't work until their children are school age leave home and those that do are either career obsessed bitches or married a poor man.....

Then they went onto seemingly contradict themselves by then talking about how childless people shouldn't be allowed jobs that are home based and only parents should be able to apply for those jobs so they can also look after their children......

Which then evolved into how children should be the centre of their mother's universe and when at home with them women should concentrate fully on their children and nothing else.


Beeziekn33ze Mon 17-Apr-17 20:39:21

Forget them.

floatingfrog Mon 17-Apr-17 20:39:33


Tapandgo Mon 17-Apr-17 20:43:05

Breaking news - ignorant, unintelligent, narrow minded and opinionated women sometimes eat in a Waitrose cafe? (They can be found in Tesco cafe's too)

Tapandgo Mon 17-Apr-17 20:44:14

Oops - apostrophe fail.

zeezeek Mon 17-Apr-17 20:47:04

Meant to be lighthearted.

Yes, I do realise there are more important things in the world. There are even more important things in my life grin

Slightlyperturbedowlagain Mon 17-Apr-17 20:48:03

YANBU. I will never forget the fury I felt after sitting on the bus for 20 minutes behind a couple of elderly women (who certainly appeared to be well-off) agreeing that poll tax was a much fairer system than council tax 'as poor people use council facilities more than well-off ones so they should pay more'. I suspect they were using their free bus passes too.

Pigface1 Mon 17-Apr-17 20:50:22

These women exist unfortunately.

But unfortunately for them, they live in permanent fear that their husbands will leave them for younger women.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Mon 17-Apr-17 20:52:18

Why say Waitrose cafe, not just cafe? I think you might have an agenda OP.

Emmageddon Mon 17-Apr-17 21:04:37

Waitrose has a café? Mine doesn't.


KP86 Mon 17-Apr-17 21:07:00

Gotta ask, where were the children?

HookandSwan Mon 17-Apr-17 21:07:39

That kind of judgey crap really gets on my nerves!!! I'm a Nanny and I see how hard working mothers work and to think they get judged it sad sad

Slightlyperturbedowlagain Mon 17-Apr-17 21:08:13

My guess is that their children are in their 30s and at work...

IisaIambe Mon 17-Apr-17 21:08:43

If their kids should be the centre of their universe, how come they were in the Waitrose cafe sipping naice lattes without their kids? grin

Fink Mon 17-Apr-17 21:08:49

Were their own children acting up terribly, much to other customers' annoyance, while their mothers blithely ignored them so that they could pontificate on the philosophy of motherhood? Those are the best value ones. grin

myshinynewusername Mon 17-Apr-17 21:09:05

Why not say Waitrose café?

nothercupoftea Mon 17-Apr-17 21:09:30

But unfortunately for them, they live in permanent fear that their husbands will leave them for younger women

hmm talking for yourself?

cherryblossomcarpet Mon 17-Apr-17 21:10:03

'But unfortunately for them, they live in permanent fear that their husbands will leave them for younger women.'

They do? Or perhaps the husbands live in permanent fear of them leaving for their personal trainer taking the house, the kids, and more than half the assets including his pension grin

FreeNiki Mon 17-Apr-17 21:10:37

They're probably surviving on the drink and pretending they believe this shit

PuffinNose Mon 17-Apr-17 21:10:37

Hehe. Other people's conversations always amuse, bemuse and fustrate me in equal measure. I rarely find myself agreeing though which says sometging about me I'm sure. I promptly forget about them afterwards anyway because they don't actually matter really do they?

Equally the regular shouts of "stealth boast", "entitlement", "middle class" and "hidden agenda" blah blah blah whenever anyone dares to mention something vaguely stereotyped also bemuse and frustrate me. Again though, I promptly forget about them because they don't matter either.

WhooooAmI24601 Mon 17-Apr-17 21:12:22

Women like that are arseholes who have no idea what real life is about. Women like that should be legally obliged to speak quietly in cafes so their shite isn't overheard by everyone else in society. Women like that are often fucked if their DH's leave them.

Renaissance2017 Mon 17-Apr-17 21:14:02

Or they may just have a different viewpoint to the Mumsnet approved view.

MammaTJ Mon 17-Apr-17 21:14:28

I would take these people off your radar, they will only cause you distress, otherwise!

hellokittymania Mon 17-Apr-17 21:20:28

Unfortunately, my mother is of this opinion too. sad she is in her 70s, so perhaps it's a generational thing. I have a disability and she still comes out with some really stupid and outdated ideas regarding that as well even though times have changed greatly... generational thing

PoorYorick Mon 17-Apr-17 21:28:41

I am glad these people exist. I'm so staid and boring these days, I rarely get the chance to offend people. It takes me back to the days when I was something of a rebel.

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