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To want Mumsnet to split the education topic into "state" and "independent"?

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PtolemysMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 19:49:12

Because I want to talk about fees, sibling discounts, tuck shop, lakes and acres.

AnarchyAunt Thu 25-Sep-08 19:50:03

Are you worried your thread might touch a working class thread?

MamaG Thu 25-Sep-08 19:50:33

not fallng for it, soz

PtolemysMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 19:51:03

Well it is a concern, yes. grin

AnarchyAunt Thu 25-Sep-08 19:52:35


Does your school not have a Detox Counsellor for such situations?

Or maybe a dip in the lake would suffice to cleanse the Pleb Dust off.

Winebeforepearls Thu 25-Sep-08 19:52:45

Well in that case I want a separate topic for governesses.

LynetteScavo Thu 25-Sep-08 19:53:31

Yanbu - then when I cross over to the other side all because my children only have a pond and not a lake at their school, I can hid the "state" topic, and never have to think about state education again.

AnarchyAunt Thu 25-Sep-08 19:54:17

Count yerself lucky - DD has to make do with the puddle in the back garden!

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 25-Sep-08 19:54:24

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PtolemysMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 19:58:47

Things we discuss at independent school gate:
Volvo XC90 versus Mercedes ML
Waitrose or M&S Simply Food
Best Ocado delivery slot
Tennis club fees
Les Deux Alpes versus Courcheval
Waggamama's new menu
Multiyork sofa seat cushions - feather or foam?
Romania versus Poland (for cleaners not for holidays, obviously)
St Andrews versus Exeter (university)
Farrow & Ball paint colours
And that's it.

We never discuss anything outside these topics?

SqueakyPop Thu 25-Sep-08 20:03:10

I would be happy to have an independent school section.

Doobydoo Thu 25-Sep-08 20:03:53

Why feather or foam?hmmIt's obviously feathergrin
It also depends on the school re conversations I feel.That topic list sounds utterly maybe chav and non chav private school thread would be a good idea as well.wink

ethanchristopher Thu 25-Sep-08 20:06:13

pmsl at doobydoo

ooo i think you may have just touched a ptolemy nerve there...


marmadukescarlet Thu 25-Sep-08 20:06:26

Ah, but actually doobydoo if you have feather seat cusions they can be awfully squashy. I like a mix in the seat ones and feather only in the back.

hullygully Thu 25-Sep-08 20:07:59

Things we discuss at the state school gates:

Special Brew v White Lightening

Who's bringing the baccy in from abroad

What we would like should someone happen to have it or be able to get it in a couple of days (new camera etc)

What doc'll sign the siccy without any hassle and get you on the disability.


that's it.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 25-Sep-08 20:10:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FairLadyRantALot Thu 25-Sep-08 20:14:01 glad to see it's a wind up...was thinking I might have to get annoyed and have no energy for that grin

PtolemysMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 20:14:38

"Why feather or foam?" Well because as all you state school parents know, independent parents are not sentient beings. They don't have interests, or jobs, or personality or anything really.

PtolemysMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 20:17:52

No taste, no style, no conscience, no ideas, nothing. Apart from cash.

myredcardigan Thu 25-Sep-08 20:20:56

Not much of that either this year. YANBU as I would like to be amongst friends when I lament about resorting to prostitution to pay this year's school fees. wink

hullygully Thu 25-Sep-08 20:22:31

I ain't got no cash or them other things what you said. No idea where to send my dustbins to school. What d'you think?

hullygully Thu 25-Sep-08 20:23:44

Are you having a pop at prostitutes mrc?

somersetmum Thu 25-Sep-08 20:26:46

You stand at the school gate? Why? Can't you afford the boarding fees?

myredcardigan Thu 25-Sep-08 20:27:12

Nope, just would rather stick to teaching 2 days a week. But a 3kpcm mortgage+school fees+£100pcm gas bill+credit crunch are taking their toll. <weary smiley needed>

PtolemysMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 20:27:29

Oh, and we are heartless.

And we aren't part of our communities, apparently.

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