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to pretend the knickers aren't mine?

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Celledora Mon 17-Jul-17 18:52:06

Toddler just threw underwear from the clothes horse over the balcony into the courtyard we share with ALL of our neighbours and where a few older kids are playing. They're clean but old (y'know the ones, period pants). If I leave them, the maintenance people will have to pick them up on their weekly check which is a bit grim for them - but I know we will forever be pants-lady-and-baby if I can't get them ninja style... would you just sacrifice the pants and hope none tells the maintenance men whose they are/that they don't post them through my letterbox?

Sirzy Mon 17-Jul-17 18:54:02

You need to go and pick them up. It's nobody else's job to tidy up after you!

MyLearnedFriend Mon 17-Jul-17 18:54:39

Have you lost the plot? Of course YABU. Put on your big girl panties (Well, the ones you have left) and go get your shit.

Slimthistime Mon 17-Jul-17 18:54:42

collect the pants.

seriously. Don't be known as the woman who never collected her pants when they were flung everywhere.

(I was actually expecting a totally different thread and was looking forward to saying "How very Meredith Grey of you").

VladmirsPoutine Mon 17-Jul-17 18:54:58

You should probably call 101 for advice.
Go get your pants and let it go.

redphonebox Mon 17-Jul-17 18:56:04

You should go and get your pants.

NancyDonahue Mon 17-Jul-17 19:08:53

Do you have a fishing rod?

Redglitter Mon 17-Jul-17 19:12:07

Why on earth would it even cross your mind not to go for them

Tingotango Mon 17-Jul-17 19:12:43

Collect your pants but when you do loudly say "just picking up NANNY'S/GRANDMA'S/AUNT'S Pants that you threw everywhere darling"
That'll learn 'em grin

Celledora Mon 17-Jul-17 19:12:45

Of course I'm getting them. Just imagining my vair posh neighbours are going to have a field day taking the piss on our building facebook group! Going to have to do a little dance to style it out if anyone pops their head out! No one else had that 'sh*t' moment when baby outs their personal lives?

londonrach Mon 17-Jul-17 19:13:01

Seriously why worry. Everyone wears pants. Just go down and collect them. They clean and useable! (Has small baby)

Celledora Mon 17-Jul-17 19:13:30

Nancy, Tango, I hope you are my neighbours!

LoniceraJaponica Mon 17-Jul-17 19:14:31

Or wait until it is dark

mirren3 Mon 17-Jul-17 19:15:44

I'm sure I read a thread once about someone's DC posting all their neighbours an always pad....could be worse OP 😉

Celledora Mon 17-Jul-17 19:16:45

MyLearnedFriend... yes, I have! 20 month old who STILL doesn't sleep (perhaps I did something unforgivable in a previous life!)

Celledora Mon 17-Jul-17 19:17:35

Mirren3, haha!! DS is getting very friendly with next door's letter box...I must be super vigilant!

TiggyD Mon 17-Jul-17 19:23:51

This is the sort of job one of those remote control drones was made for. Fly it in, collect knickers, fly out to nearby drop point unseen by observers.

Fontella Mon 17-Jul-17 19:26:55

I'd just march out there, head held high and pick 'em up ... then walk back nonchalantly twirling them in the air and whistling Monty Python's 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.'

Your neighbours shit, piss, fart and menstruate same as well all do, and I bet all of them have got some skiddy stained underwear kicking about.

The only difference is their toddler hasn't lobbed their old smalls into the communal courtyard.


WoofWoofMooWoof Mon 17-Jul-17 19:29:32

Go pick them up, while mumbling (loudly) about how some people just leave things lying about for others to pick up etc lol. Then make a big show of pretending to throw them in the communal bin, while secretly pocketing them.

Janiston Mon 17-Jul-17 19:32:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LorLorr2 Mon 17-Jul-17 19:32:17

Don't worry! Nobody will have looked at them that closely smile
Do a quick dash?

Celledora Mon 17-Jul-17 19:33:52

Maybe I should pretend it's a protest against those moaning about the new female Dr Who. Or support for one of the block's feline residents who I suspect is a pant-fanatic.

Celledora Mon 17-Jul-17 19:35:17

TiggyD - you're on to a specialist business idea for Dragons Den. Quids in!

paxillin Mon 17-Jul-17 19:35:59

Throw a flower pot on top of them. Carefully aim so it shatters on top. Go scoop the whole mess up.

Figaro2017 Mon 17-Jul-17 19:38:42

By now there's some kid running round with them on his head!

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