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To think this was the most dickheadish thing I’ve ever seem

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Getoffmyhelicopter Wed 12-Aug-20 15:05:27

Have name changed as this is outing (especially if anyone was also there).

Dh and I went for a break this weekend. Nice country hotel but not like that amazing.

Anyway - a family turned up via helicopter and parked it on the main lawn - so basically left it where everyone was sitting eating dinner/having drinks,

Unsurprisingly a parked helicopter gets quite a lot of attention from children playing on the lawn. As a small child with his mum went to peer into the window the husband came running across (a very long) lawn screaming “DONT TOUCHMY HELICOPTER” kid wasn’t touching it and do t park a fucking helicopter in a huge public space if you don’t want anyone looking at it.

First AIBU to think the guy was an absolute duck and secondly have you ever experienced anything as ridiculous.

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blacktop Wed 12-Aug-20 15:06:50


LaurieFairyCake Wed 12-Aug-20 15:12:05


Very nouveau riche

Sexnotgender Wed 12-Aug-20 15:13:21

Sound like some classy folk.

Getoffmyhelicopter Wed 12-Aug-20 15:13:22

@LaurieFairyCake agreed a battered Land Rover would have been far more appropriate.

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Soubriquet Wed 12-Aug-20 15:14:08

Show off.

(Him not you)

I would be wanting to look at the helicopter so no wonder the kid was really interested

RaspberryToupee Wed 12-Aug-20 15:15:10

By his reaction, I wouldn’t be surprised if he hired it. Like when you hire a super car for the weekend and drive everywhere in it. People who can afford super cars permanently, don’t tend to drive them to Tesco (or Waitrose).

I think you’re a little unreasonable to call him a duck. That’s mildly insulting to ducks. I think you’re not unreasonable to call him a dick wink

Someone I went to school with had an older brother who rented a super car and came to pick them up. Obviously the students were fawning over it. But we were at a state school in a deprived town in the north, in a pretty dodgy area. Even as teenagers, everyone could work out if the family actually had that money, the other kid wouldn’t be at that school with us.

Getoffmyhelicopter Wed 12-Aug-20 15:15:15

@Sexnotgender this is what got me. I think possibly the most expensive room in the hotel would only have been say £600/night maybe a little more but we aren’t talking super posh.
It was bizarre! (But incredibly funny - very “FENTON!!!”

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IheartJKR Wed 12-Aug-20 15:15:17

Definitely a dickhead.

OverTheRainbow88 Wed 12-Aug-20 15:15:21

What a tool!

msflibble Wed 12-Aug-20 15:15:38

Jesus christ. Don't touch my helicopter?
What a fucking idiot.

Heischeatingisnthe Wed 12-Aug-20 15:15:48

Don’t touch my helicopter 😂🤣

CottonEyeJo Wed 12-Aug-20 15:22:12

Oooo I could start a whole thread on rich wankiness that I've seen/experienced in my time (I'm a Nanny for UHNW families)

Off the top of my head

* Flying in bottled water from Italy, rather than drinking from the filter tap or the local bottled water. And I quote "why else have a private jet?"

* One Dad, loudly and making eye contact with as many people as he could, saying "Don't worry, this is just a pit stop - we wouldn't dream of actually staying in this town

* McDonald's? Isn't that where the poor people eat?

SparklesAllOver Wed 12-Aug-20 15:24:37

We were away at a hotel last week and saw a helicopter on the front lawn - was it Eastwell, OP?

Getoffmyhelicopter Wed 12-Aug-20 15:25:35

@CottonEyeJo oh god how the other half live! The thing is there’s no pleasure in any of those things. Like helicopter man parking up on a packed terrace and then “guarding” the fucking chopper - can’t exactly be a relaxing evening.

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Getoffmyhelicopter Wed 12-Aug-20 15:26:56

@SparklesAllOver funny enough that’s where we were due to go - but no it was Tylney Hall (glad I name changed).

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Gobbycop Wed 12-Aug-20 15:28:57

Don't touch my chopper, haha what a bell.

SparklesAllOver Wed 12-Aug-20 15:31:53

Ooh, will look up Tylney, Eastwell is lovely, food divine but shame about the helicopter!

Getoffmyhelicopter Wed 12-Aug-20 15:34:02

@SparklesAllOver honestly I’d give it a miss - grounds etc beautiful but right now they aren’t coping very well service wise but would likely be lovely in the winter or next summer

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Annonymiss123 Wed 12-Aug-20 15:39:57

Definitely a rental! grin

ODFOkaren Wed 12-Aug-20 15:43:33


I Want a helicopter.

I would be such a wanker. It would be brilliant.

DowntonCrabby Wed 12-Aug-20 15:43:37

“Don’t touch my helicopter” grin that’s amazing, was everyone taking the absolute piss?

SimonJT Wed 12-Aug-20 15:46:14

Someone I studied with at university has a helicopter, he couldn’t be more of a twat.

Oddly enough I have two friends with light aircraft, both lovely and completely normal.

Lsquiggles Wed 12-Aug-20 15:47:26

What did they think a child was going to do by touching his helicopter grin

SparklesAllOver Wed 12-Aug-20 15:49:38

Getoffmyhelicopter we've been to Eastwell a few times and although grounds need attention, staff are great and main restaurant a hit, although spa restaurant not great - food ok but guests sitting around in robes with their bits hanging out offputting!

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