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to think that life must be pretty darn good...

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youcannotbeserious Wed 09-Jul-08 18:53:32

.... if the biggest thing to worry about is the policing of Parent and Child parking at supermarkets?


I mean surely this rules out:
Not having our DCs
Not having a car
Not having any food
Not having any money to buy food
Any other bad thing that would mean we didn't actually care where we parked.

In Maslow's hierarcy of needs, I think we must be pretty much at the bloody pinacle when what gets our goat more than anything else is the number of steps taken between car and supermarket.

RubyRioja Wed 09-Jul-08 18:56:42

Possibly, but I know when I have been at my personal lowest, dealing with bereavement, nursing a parent with terminal cancer, two small children and a pregnancy, parent and child parking spaces or any similar trivial thing, would have been the last straw that sent me over the edge.

I used to say it was a very good thing we are not allowed to carry weapons in the UK, otherwise I would have been in the bell tower with an AK47.

Of course I am much more reasonable these days.

objectivity Wed 09-Jul-08 18:58:18

Kinda true but consider this:

If so much in one's life is dismal and one feels powerless to do a whole lot about it then getting mad about parking is a venting opportunity and a valuable one at that.

I reckon 8 out of 10 ranters have out of control shit going on in their lives.

objectivity Wed 09-Jul-08 18:59:28

zpost with RR wink

youcannotbeserious Wed 09-Jul-08 19:00:48

RR and Objectivity...

I never thought about it like that...

RubyRioja Wed 09-Jul-08 19:02:27

On a good day, completley irrelevant. On a day when you are barely holding it together , it coudl the be last straw iyswim. The one little thing that could make your life easier has been hijacked by a twat of an estate agent in a audi.

Seriously, it was a wonder I did not assault him grin

Amphibimum Wed 09-Jul-08 19:07:22

good points made by all grin

objectivity Wed 09-Jul-08 19:13:26

Gosh! The things thathave set me off when all around me otherwise is going tits up. Really, I am blush!

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Wed 09-Jul-08 19:27:47

Very philosophical points made by all. good old Mumsnet!

sarah293 Wed 09-Jul-08 19:29:26

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magicfarawaytree Wed 09-Jul-08 19:42:14

o & rr perspective at last -well said.

youcannotbeserious Wed 09-Jul-08 20:29:07

Yes, I agree - I hadn't really considered the cumulative effect....

RubyRioja Wed 09-Jul-08 20:33:55

we are all very mature and thoughtful tongiht grin

captainmummy Wed 09-Jul-08 20:37:42

there was a letter in ther Evening Standard tonight from someone complaining about the number of prams/buggies in the aisle of the bus as he (Yes he) couldn't get on with his 'heavy bags'. He suggested that they should be folded up and stacked in the luggage bit.

Oh how I laughed.

youcannotbeserious Wed 09-Jul-08 20:37:54


Hope we are all happy too.

(Let's leave the audi-driving-estate-agent-twat in peace tonight! grin)

I suppose where I was going with the OP is that I am so happy. I'm not the richest, or the best looking, or the wisest, but I am happy.

I have a wonderful DS, a lovely dog, a great DH, two great DSDs, I live in a nice house in a nice area and have a nice life.

I suppose I just feel appreciative of the things I do have.

youcannotbeserious Wed 09-Jul-08 20:38:37

And, probably best not point out to DH that he came further down the list than the dog.

shock grin

OverMyDeadBody Wed 09-Jul-08 20:41:10

yep I agree it can often be the last straw that tips you over the edge.

RubyRioja Wed 09-Jul-08 21:07:36

imagines youcannotbe serious's DH getting hump at his below dog status and kicking off in car park

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