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to be glad that I said 'what a load of old rubbish' to the perfectly nice old lady in the butchers?

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PoorOldEnid Thu 25-Sep-08 16:24:08

when she said 'oh three girls. well I always say boys hug you because they love you and girls hug you because they want something'

she was taken aback

but the butcher winked at me when I paid

littlelapin Thu 25-Sep-08 16:24:51

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:25:39

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poppy34 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:26:02

I'd have said "there are those who say that wisdom comes with age but so does senility"

poppy34 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:26:30

cod.. I hate to ask this but do you attract loons wink?

suey2 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:26:45

yanbu. Rude cow (her, not you)

BarbieLovesKen Thu 25-Sep-08 16:26:53

Have to disagree with her there.. my dh hugs me when he wants something, my dd hugs me cos she loves me... wink

FluffyMummy123 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:28:39

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TheSmallClanger Thu 25-Sep-08 16:28:48

What a miserable old moo. I bet she's someone's nightmare MIL.

poppy34 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:29:26

sudden horrible thought that it could be my mil...

PoorOldEnid Thu 25-Sep-08 16:29:49

lolol at one died

Dropdeadfred Thu 25-Sep-08 16:30:20

what about ' a daughter for life, but a son til he gets a wife' or whatever shite saying it is....

littlelapin Thu 25-Sep-08 16:33:09

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MrsTittleMouse Thu 25-Sep-08 16:35:20

I think that the "three boys" comment is actually very sad. It's not very tactful, but she probably blurted it out because she has never got over the loss (and I can't imagine that she was treated very sensitively at the time either).

wabbit Thu 25-Sep-08 16:35:29

ll grin norty!

She was probably just regurgitating the crap she'd heard as she grew up and had never really thought about what the statement means

Don,t think you were unreasonable - what had prompted her to say it? was your dd displaying affection?

Majeika Thu 25-Sep-08 16:35:38

LOL at these!

'one died' shock what are you supposed to say to that??

Mercy Thu 25-Sep-08 16:38:15

Well, I have to say that's mostly true of my dc.

But then I would never say that to someone as it's probably just how mine are.

SmugColditz Thu 25-Sep-08 16:43:31

It wasn't my mother was it?

She was really cross that I had sons, she wanted me to experience daughters, who she claims are manipulative, spiteful, unaffectionate and cruel.

It wasn't much fun being her daughter, especially as she had a son 5 years after having me.

Truth be told, it's affected my sister worse, as she has repressed any sign of femininity in order to not be as 'irritating' as I was. My sister actually isn't gay, but I think she would like to be male.

StayFrosty Thu 25-Sep-08 16:43:51

>>i ocne had a woman saying "thre boys how lovely, i had three and one died"

well thanks for that

The best is when they start off admiring your cute LO, and then segue into 'How can anybody hurt em eh? How can they hurt em?' errrrrm, yeah, cheers. Are you trying to call me a child abuser, or did you just want to give me depressing thoughts?

StayFrosty Thu 25-Sep-08 16:44:54

..PS Enid, yanbu, obv. I hope you were all brisk and hearty and smiley.

KatieScarlett2833 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:47:08

My MIL had 3 boys and one died....... If it was her, you have my deepest sympathy.

wabbit Thu 25-Sep-08 16:52:40

Totally StatFrosty - a now ex friend would do this when ds was first born and she'd invite herself to tea and biscuits as I was a captive audience.

taking ds from me to 'free' me to put kettle on... 'how could anyone hurt em'

Me (seething) 'Hmm hmm just doesn't bear thinking about does it???!!!'

TheSoapEatersMum Thu 25-Sep-08 17:14:05

My MIL says " how can anyone hurt em?" whenever she sees my DS. It is such a weird thing to say - especially coming from my MIL who used to hit DH with her shoes when he was small hmm

TheSoapEatersMum Thu 25-Sep-08 17:16:32

And in answer to the OP- YANBU, well done for saying it! Might make the opinionated bugger think twice next time!

sweetkitty Thu 25-Sep-08 17:18:25

My mother says that as well "how could anyone be bad to them?" talking about babies hmm

I usually get "oh you've got your hands full" or "oh your poor husband!" when old dears see the 3 DDs.

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