to have thought that this was a display of smuggy smuggishness

(116 Posts)
cupcakesandbunting Thu 13-May-10 15:24:29

This morning, went with DS into local Sainsbury's for supplies and we were looking at the cheese and stuff when another mum with two LOs under 3 in her trolley. She also peruses the shelves then says to her eldest child "oh my GOODNESS! There's NO tzatziki!" Little one looks at his mum like she's off her rocker then she says again "There. Is. NO. TZATZIKI!" She then summons a shelf-stacker to moan about there being no tzatziki and explains to him at length that it's all that her two will eat with their crudites all the time doing a terrible cat's bum mouth that suggested that the shelves of hummous/salsa/raita weren't agreeable to her wunderkind's palate.

I almost handed her a tub of humous and told her to get a grip. AIBU aren't I?

AndieWalsh Thu 13-May-10 15:25:54


Sometimes (despite having been a SAHM for years and years) I really do feel like saying to some women 'Time to go back to work, love'.

AbsOfCroissant Thu 13-May-10 15:26:02

Nah, she sounds hilarious/demented

You'd have been better to point her in the direction of yoghurt and cucumber wink

WildSheepChase Thu 13-May-10 15:26:50

You heartless bitch, my kids really wanted that damn Tzatziki!

Nah, kidding. YANBU.

zapostrophe Thu 13-May-10 15:27:28

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LadyGardenia Thu 13-May-10 15:28:05

Child's stupefaction clearly indicated he had never heard of tzatziki. That overly loud stuff for everyone else's benefit is always a pain the backside.

YANBU about the hummous because tzat. is a bit tasteless anyway.

lorelilee Thu 13-May-10 15:29:36

Brilliant. Some people are just MENTAL and completely absorbed in their own wee worlds.

cupcakesandbunting Thu 13-May-10 15:30:37

Oh yeah, she was definitely doing it so that everyone in the immediate vicinity would know that her children had a very worldly palate. She probably thinks that hummous is too common now that every bugger eats it.

Litchick Thu 13-May-10 15:32:17

I love it when the kids of such parents come round and give the whokle game away.
DS' best friend told me he'doesn't eat home-cooked stuff' LOL.

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 13-May-10 15:32:17

Me and DD treaure a moment in Ilfracombe co-op 4 years ago, where a tall woman with joules gilet and swooping walk brayed her way round the shop. She was obviously on holiday and expecxted the shops of Devon to only sell bread and potatoes (not that far from the truth up until recently). Anyway, she shrieked with joy and started saying 'oh HUGO they have got chorizo (will full proper castillian lispy pronunication), how marvellous, what an extraordinary stroke of good fortune.

We then heard her shriek 'oh look they have even got goats cheese, we must get some of that, Meredith does adore goats cheese so'

Me and dd pissed ourselves and were very childish going round co-op going oh look, french bread, battenburg cakes in excited tones.

We still can;t eat chorizo or goats cheese without doing an impression of that woman.

LadyGardenia Thu 13-May-10 15:32:44

Not sure tzatziki has had much foodglam quotient since the days when it was a dip likely to share a table with Cinzano Rose!!

potplant Thu 13-May-10 15:33:43

LOL at 'time to go back to work love'

My DS is partial to smoked salmon and had a major meltdown when Asda had sold out after I said he could have it for lunch. I asked the lady in the shop to check their stockroom for smoked salmon cos he wanted it while he was wailing 'I want smoked salmon' at the top of his voice. I was more frantic desperado than smuggy mummy.

DS - spolit much?

cupcakesandbunting Thu 13-May-10 15:34:52

That is priceless, GOML. Some people ingest a Jamie Oliver cookbook then think that they have some authority on excellent produce. Meh.

<goes and makes some Dairylea on toast for DS>

CurbAppeal Thu 13-May-10 15:35:04

I sympathise with her. I had to get mine into halloumi once feta appeared in pub lunches.

thinker Thu 13-May-10 15:36:06

What is it? How do you pronounce it? Just so I can shout about it in tesco later.

cupcakesandbunting Thu 13-May-10 15:37:22

Potplant, it's different if it's your child voicing a desire for something he likes. My LO asks for paella for his dinner which I like. But I wouldn't stand in the middle of the supermarket going "Oh CRIKEY! There is NO SAFFRON with which to make your paella!" It's a bit showy-offy for an adult to do it. Fine for a L.O.

cupcakesandbunting Thu 13-May-10 15:39:06

Thinker, it's "sat-zee-kee"

Please do it much louder than is necessary to add to the effect

TrillianAstra Thu 13-May-10 15:39:07

OH my Goodness!

SloanyPony Thu 13-May-10 15:39:56

I had to send my son to preschool with a smoked duck pate sandwich last week, had gobbed down all the ham in a 10pm too much wine pre bed snack frenzy.

scurryfunge Thu 13-May-10 15:41:05

Next time I'm in Lidl Waitrose I shall shout about the lack of SunnyDelight

potplant Thu 13-May-10 15:43:45

cupcake - I was a bit embarassed tbh. I felt like saying 'he eats chicken nuggets as well' just so the woman didn't think I was a complete snob.

cupcakesandbunting Thu 13-May-10 15:43:47

Now that I think about it, I don't know whether she was showboating about her kids' electic tastes in snacks or about the fact that she could pronounce tzatziki.

AmazingBouncingFerret Thu 13-May-10 15:48:57

Well now I know how to pronounce it I shall shout about it loudly in Asdas clothing department. grin

NickiSue Thu 13-May-10 15:50:26

<Hides her bread sticks and tesco value dip in the cupboard>

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