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I love it when the Daily Mail do articles like this

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Voidka Tue 27-Sep-11 14:20:57


TanteRose Tue 27-Sep-11 14:29:22

ha ha! they still have a cleaner, cinema EVERY week for 4 people, tennis and horse riding lessons paid for by heart WEEPS!

<more fascinated by the uniboob in the right hand column...>

Wimminsinit Tue 27-Sep-11 14:32:15

Oh, the shame of having to apply for a bursary for your child's cricket trip abroad.

Their lives sound positively ghastly <rolls eyes>

giyadas Tue 27-Sep-11 14:32:34

this bit made me laugh..
"Some friends of ours were terrified of traumatising their children if they admitted that Daddy didn’t have a job any more. So each morning he’d dress in a suit and head for the station, take a train to London and spend the day in a library."
For six months shock
That's not normal behaviour surely?

SpringHeeledJack Tue 27-Sep-11 14:33:29

love it

when dp got made redundant, the first thing DS said was "ooh, can I get free school dinners instead of a packed lunch?"


AMumInScotland Tue 27-Sep-11 14:35:24

My heart bleeds for them hmm

I love the one who spent money on a return train trip to London every day, just to spare the children the trauma.... er, how much did that cost then?

NormanTebbit Tue 27-Sep-11 14:35:35

"Emily announces that she has an idea. ‘It’s about a new job for Daddy,’ she says, ‘I saw it on the back of a bus. Daddy, you could train as a bus driver and earn £125 a day.’

My husband, Andy, winces. My eyes fill with tears. He’s got a History degree from Cambridge, a Masters degree in Business, and years of senior experience in strategic management. Bus driving wasn’t exactly the future he’d planned."

It's just too easy to take the piss isn't it. grin

AMumInScotland Tue 27-Sep-11 14:36:16

We can't afford a cleaner or a trip to the cinema every week, and we're both working fulltime/ Where am I going wrong? Should I try to lose my job so that I can match their standard of living?

DooinMeCleanin Tue 27-Sep-11 14:36:58

I feel sad for her. Poor woman.


Wimminsinit Tue 27-Sep-11 14:39:57

She has made a few bob selling that absolute drivel on to the DM, though, so good on her!

Pagwatch Tue 27-Sep-11 14:45:40

She won't be happy with the photo.

allhailtheaubergine Tue 27-Sep-11 14:50:58

I can't muster the energy. The DM is now a parody of itself.

merryberry Tue 27-Sep-11 14:51:41

how many years not changing tack? and he could have had all sorts of OU extra courses done already by now. blimey.

HattiFattner Tue 27-Sep-11 15:01:30

I saw this thismorning and had a wry old smile - glad it made it to MN.

Like everyone else, Im being very judgy - they are spending all the redundancy and savings on maintaining this cleaner and pony lifestyle because they cant go onto benefits because they have too much saved.

Boo hoo.

I do wish they could live a day in the life of someone who is actually struggling to make ends meet.

I know of a hungarian woman who works as an aupair, then "moonlights" 4 jobs as a cleaner, all so she can pay her mortgage in Hungary. SHe has a PHd in something, but cannot yet speak good enough ENglish to get a job in her chosen subject. SO in the meantime she works her butt off cleaning for the "eel sorry for me and my cinema once a week pony riding" gang. Unbelievable.

talkingnonsense Tue 27-Sep-11 15:04:42

Ffs why doesn't he drive the bus? Spoilt I reckon.

DooinMeCleanin Tue 27-Sep-11 15:07:18

We'd be freakin' rich if one us was earning £125 a day. I don't even get that in a week.

WinduhPAYNE Tue 27-Sep-11 15:09:39

A long (and not particularly interesting) list of self pitying drivel.

TribbleWithoutACause Tue 27-Sep-11 15:27:59

That was the most pointless five minutes of my life.

MIFLAW Tue 27-Sep-11 15:35:19

"Bus driving wasn’t exactly the future he’d planned."

I can't imagine MANY people, including most bus drivers, can honestly say that bus driving was "the future they'd planned."

RoyalWelsh Tue 27-Sep-11 15:39:05

£125 a day you say??

Voidka Tue 27-Sep-11 15:39:10

DS wants to be a bus driver - he has done for the last 5 years!

Voidka Tue 27-Sep-11 15:39:39

£125 isnt a bad daily wage!

NambaJam Tue 27-Sep-11 15:39:40

Fucking hell! Is that realy what they call hardship?

And if it is can I swap with them?

That was a sickening loads of self entitled drivel. The irony is that she thinks people should feel sorry for her.

Is it acceptable to want to beat some sense into her?

WinduhPAYNE Tue 27-Sep-11 15:41:29

NambaJam grin

MIFLAW Tue 27-Sep-11 15:43:00


Of course some people want to be a bus driver. But the assumption in the article seems to be, "oh, I can't drive a bus. You see, it's awfully embarrassing, but I don't really WANT to be a bus driver."

Lots of people do things they don't really want to do or that they never imagined themselves doing. They certainly don't get an article in the Mail patting them on the back for being brave when they do so.

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