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Today another mum thought it odd that I order take out just for me

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IllegallyBrunette Fri 10-Oct-08 19:28:50

We were having a laugh about how my Friday night without kids always consists of me ending up having an early night because I am bored (not sure if they were laughing with or at me), and I mentioned that tonight I was treating myself to chinese.

The one mum looked shocked and said 'what, on your own ?'

Can you only have take out as part of a couple/family then ?? hmm

mistressmiggins Fri 10-Oct-08 19:34:23

I used to order an Indian takeaway and order enough for 2 people. I then had a bit of both as variety & froze the rest for another night.
Of course you're not odd - why should u miss out cos you are single!

Fluffybubble Fri 10-Oct-08 19:34:24

Definitely not!! She was probably jealous that you get to choose what you want and have the whole lot to yourself grin.Enjoy...wish I was having chinese envy

retiredgoth Fri 10-Oct-08 19:35:54 that case, I had best ring quickly and cancel my (just placed) order.

Just think, if I hadn't checked this thread I could (like the OP) have committed the heinous social crime of solitary oriental comestible consumption.

...but wasn't it Bishop Berkeley who asked if a sweet and sour is eaten, and no-one is there to see it, has it really happened?

I think we should be told.

lulumama Fri 10-Oct-08 19:36:49

DH often works late or goes out doing corporate hospitality at the weekends, i do sometimes order a take out just for me, or for DS & I as a grown up treat

why on earth would it be shocking?

moondog Fri 10-Oct-08 19:37:54

Silly cow.
My ultimate treat is the cinema on my own
(Mind you, maybe you should make the most of their absence and get out??)

onlyjoking9329 Fri 10-Oct-08 19:39:03

course you can have a take away on your own, which is just as well cos i would starve otherwise.
some people think you can't drink a bottle of wine on your own, i am living proof that you can.

IllegallyBrunette Fri 10-Oct-08 19:39:28

I dunno, I think that they just thought it made me extra sad and pityful.

I am liking the Bishops thinking though, though in my case it was chicken chow mein grin

IllegallyBrunette Fri 10-Oct-08 19:39:45

ROFL OJ, me too grin

muggglewump Fri 10-Oct-08 19:42:38

DD will be going on her first Beavers sleepover at some point this year.
I have no idea when but I'm already planning what I will do!
At the moment it's a toss up between Takeaway at home with SATC DVD's, or a trip to the Cinema and a meal out (alone).

What's weird about having food you want alone, or for that matter doing something you want to do alone?

muggglewump Fri 10-Oct-08 19:44:10

Oh, I'm also proof you can have wine alone <hic> grin

mylittlepudding Fri 10-Oct-08 19:46:34

You have to do this sort of thing on your own - otherwise I think you would start getting all down and pitiful. People are astonished that DD and I have been on holiday, just the two of us. Why, is it not allowed? Do I have to stay at home because there is only me? I do encounter the attitude a lot though - I hope you have a nice evening to yourself IB and that the chow mein was suitably indulgent.

missblythe Fri 10-Oct-08 19:48:42

The only time I ever get to have Chinese is on my own, beacuse DH doesn't like it.

And it means I can order LOADS and have some for lunch the next day without anyone knowing how gross I am.

How I love his nights away...

solidgoldskullonastick Fri 10-Oct-08 19:51:49

Uh? You must be mixing with some very tragic stupid mundanes indeed. WHy on earth shouldn't you order takeaways? OK I don't get takeaways these days but that is because I am poor not because I am single. I lived alone (before DS was born) for about 13 years and ate plenty of takeaways yum yum

Oh you nest of vipers I am really hungry for a good curry now.

IllegallyBrunette Fri 10-Oct-08 19:56:24

Oh I also encounter this attitude alot.

My mum told me today that she was telling this bloke she knows about how we have been decorating my living room and that she was hoping the feature wall went ok because the paper cost £15 a roll.
He said that I shouldn't be able to afford £15 a roll wallpaper when i am on benefits hmm (for the record i saved for it and it is only 2 rolls anyway).

Personally, I think that he was just pissed off that I wasn't living up to the steroetypical image he has of single mums, and spending my money on fags and booze.

Vulgar Fri 10-Oct-08 20:04:44

People can be such tossersgrin

what do they expect you to do? cry lonely tears into a Pot Noodle. If they do they are sad fuckers.

i love it when it's just me and Ds and we can get chips from the chippy or Pizza (depending on how flush I am!)

sorry for the swearing. am drinking a lovely glass of wine (on my tod)

IB - your wallpaper sounds nice. smile

expatinscotland Fri 10-Oct-08 20:06:02

i used to order it for myself when i was single and childfree.

why not?

what a miserable sod she must be.

IllegallyBrunette Fri 10-Oct-08 20:06:35

Ta Vulgar smile it is nice, just hpoe it is easy to put up, as me and my mum have only done lining paper before now.

IllegallyBrunette Fri 10-Oct-08 20:07:35

I am yet to be brave enough to go to the cinema on my own, but i'm sure I will do it one day.

retiredgoth Fri 10-Oct-08 20:10:01

...I DO spend all my money on fags and booze.

It seems a shame not to live up to stereotype...

Sadly I don't smoke. So the fags are piled up behind the 52" plasma telly and sky plus box. just behind the grubby sportswear....

Wonder what Bishop Berkeley would say to that? Eh?

mustrunmore Fri 10-Oct-08 20:11:10

Tbh, the 'shocking' element for me is managing to reach the minimum order to get delivery! With me and dh, we only reach it cos I order loads of bad bad add ons like coke and a million side orders. I dont think there's anything that I would order that I'd think would freeze ok? Although tbh, I've never thought of doing that, I just eat the same on 2 consecutive nights blush

Vulgar Fri 10-Oct-08 20:25:00

IB - the trick with wallpapering is to paste the wallpaper and
leave it for 5 mins (make a cup of tea). this will give it time to stretch.

Then apply to the wall ( put some diluted paste on the wall first to "size" it)

then you can put it on the wall and move it around.

Hope I'm not talking down to you but I'm surprisingly good at wallpapering and this has worked for me. and it is annoying to waste expensive wallpaper.

(BTW I'm crap at all other DIY tasks)

Vulgar Fri 10-Oct-08 20:27:27

actually - you could eat a cold spring roll in the time it takes for the paper to stretch.


Blandmum Fri 10-Oct-08 20:27:50

Friday night is take away night Chez Bishop.

Kids are now old enough to share, but if they were not, I'd eat it on my own!

Shit, I cook every other farking night, and clear away after, I'm due a treat FFS!

misdee Fri 10-Oct-08 20:28:45

my trick fopr wallpapering is to get my mum to do it!

but mine was only a measly £10.98 a roll. i spent the rest on crack [snurk]

am not single mum but am on benefits.

ps, wheres my chinese?

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