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MummySparkle Tue 10-Oct-17 20:16:20

More of as ‘is this weird?’ Question really.

I got home on Sunday after a long day out with the kids and realised that we really didn’t have anything that could make a quick dinner for them. We live rurally, the closest place that would have been open is a 40min round trip & we were all too tired and hungry for that.

DS has just started school and I’ve made some really good friends with other mums and we all live within walking distance of each other which is lovely. Anyway, a trio of us have a group chat going and I asked the other mums if either of them had any pasta going spare. One Mum did, we whizzed over to collect it and I had 2 very happy DCs eating cheesy pasta for tea.

I relayed this to DH when he asked about the unfamiliar pasta in the cupboard and he told me that what I had done was really really weird, and I shouldn’t ask people if I could borrow pasta. Personally I don’t see the issue, but maybe I’m missing something?

gamerpigeon Tue 10-Oct-17 20:17:52

As long as you give them a new bag of pasta back I don’t see the issue either!

Coffeeisnecessary Tue 10-Oct-17 20:18:31

I don't see the problem with it either! Maybe your dh is the type of person who would never ask anyone else for help and would rather starve than ask a friend for help! I'd lend pasta to any friend who asked!!

nameohnameohname Tue 10-Oct-17 20:18:37

Me neither!

lostfrequencies Tue 10-Oct-17 20:18:46

I don’t think it’s weird. It’s nice to have friends that you can ask for stuff like this, and repay the favour in their moment of need!

MummySparkle Tue 10-Oct-17 20:18:58

New pasta returned on Mondays pm school run.

Other Mum thought it was hilarious frankly!

Bitchywaitress Tue 10-Oct-17 20:19:05

Your husband is being weird not you. These ladies are your friends.

If you are anywhere near me I have some quick cook penne I bought by mistake that you would be welcome to. not really

Dearlittleflo Tue 10-Oct-17 20:19:58

I think it's a nice thing that you asked them.

DontbouncelikeIdid Tue 10-Oct-17 20:20:17

Seems a perfectly reasonable solution to your problem to me.

RefuseTheLies Tue 10-Oct-17 20:20:50

Not weird at all.

treeofhearts Tue 10-Oct-17 20:20:53

I don't think it's weird. I would and have happily knocked on a neighbours door and asked if they had an onion going spare because I'd started dinner then realised I'd forgotten to buy one.

therealpippi Tue 10-Oct-17 20:21:29

What?? Why the hell
Not?
Of course you can ask for pasta, or an onion or a glass of milk or whatever.
Ps, my h would also starve than ask. That is weird.

sooperdooper Tue 10-Oct-17 20:22:44

Doesn't sound odd to me, I'm more surprised about noticing 'unfamiliar pasta' in a cupboard, DH wouldn't ever ever notice something like that grin

MummySparkle Tue 10-Oct-17 20:23:36

So glad it’s not me!

Weirdly DH said it would have been fine to ask the next door neighbour (they weren’t in), but not my new Mum friends confused

itusedtobeverydifferent Tue 10-Oct-17 20:24:15

Not at all, we're 20 minutes from shops and people are always asking neighbours/swapping things etc.

WhooooAmI24601 Tue 10-Oct-17 20:24:50

Perfectly normal. I nip round to the neighbours for stuff occasionally, what's the difference?

MummySparkle Tue 10-Oct-17 20:24:53

It was in a food bag sooper, and he was cooking it for dinner on Monday. No chance of him noticing otherwise!

MrsClegane Tue 10-Oct-17 20:25:15

They're neighbours/friends so why not ask. We did the age-old asking a neighbour for sugar the other month. long story short, dh dropped the sugar caddy on cups of boiling water, scolded himself, caddy smashed and had shards of pot in the sugar and he was on his way to work and needed sugar to make his flask of tea drinkable. Anyway, we went and asked if we could borrow a few tsp of sugar and she gave us a whole bag of the stuff. replaced it when we went shopping next and laughed about it (dh was fine)

itusedtobeverydifferent Tue 10-Oct-17 20:25:19

Actually it's these little things I love about close-by friends, not big gestures of friendship but everyday helpfulness.

QueenUnicorn Tue 10-Oct-17 20:25:49

Haha, I've also heard that some people wouldn't ask for directions when lost.....
No it's not weird. I'd be happy to help if someone asked me for pasta.

Odoreida Tue 10-Oct-17 20:26:07

I think this is charming and what living in a community is all about. I'd happily do the same.

WritingHome Tue 10-Oct-17 20:26:30

I am also amazed that your dh noticed an unfamiliar pack of pasta!!
I don't think it is weird to ask a friend. We live rurally too but I would never not have pasta in the house!

itusedtobeverydifferent Tue 10-Oct-17 20:28:20

Same here, writinghome, but I'm always buying the stuff, only to go home and find a load stored away! blush Happily available to share to pasta-less neighbours.

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 10-Oct-17 20:29:20

Not weird at all, I asked my neighbour for milk, I forgot to get some on the way home and realised there was non when I got home, I was dying for a brew so asked the neighbour, I gave them a cup and said just enough for a cup of tea and they filled it up and said, "Incase you want more than one cup grin"

hellokittymania Tue 10-Oct-17 20:33:20

That isn't weird at all. Don't worry what your husband thinks, nice neighbors share things when needed.

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