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to think this couple are bonkers

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SlightlyJaded Thu 07-Oct-10 10:40:02

So we have got quite friendly with this couple through school. They are both professionals lawyer/banker and seem to have shedloads of money and live in a beautiful house. But I have always thought they are a bit odd - a few strange random comments and slightly bonkers opinions on things, but I don't mind strange and DD gets on well with their DD.

They invited us round to supper at their big posh house the other night and DH and I made a real effort to 'scrub up'. Paid for babysitter, dolled ourselves up and spent more on wine than we ever would at home.

We get there - all fine and lovely. Glass of wine and chit chat - slightly odd topics (sex life of Nomads in Papa New Guinea and a less interesting 15 minutes on Chinese banking but still...), then we sit down at quite a formal dinner table and hostess serves starter of.... tinned soup. We know it's tinned because it's Heniz tomato soup and there are 3 empty cans in bin... That's ok, we like soup and chat away. Hostess starts laughing uncontrollably at something. Host doesn't think this is odd but sits back and wait for her to stop. We smile and ask what's so funny but she just carries on laughing. Then she stops and carries on talking as though nothing had happened. She then makes a bit to-do and hoo-ha about serving up main course of.... macaroni cheese. Not even baked in the oven, just macaroni stirred into a cheese sauce - like I make for DCs. And that's it.

DH and I eat it and try not to catch each others eyes. Nothing is said about the choice of main course other than 'I hope you like macaroni cheese' so I start to wonder if my expectations were too high? And then we get pudding which is a scoop of Neapolitan ice cream out of the tub.

As we leave, host pinches my bottom in full view of everyone and says 'that was fun' and hostess laughs her head off and says 'pinch punch first day of the month' - even though it isn't. And that's it.

DH says they are a bit quirky and to stop going on about it but I think they are mentalists. I'm right aren't I?

BubbleGums Fri 17-Feb-17 19:08:17

Had such fun reading this thread ! Wonder what the Bonkers are up to these days bear

Velvian Fri 17-Feb-17 09:37:00

bear- thanks Greentea bear

PopGoesTheOysteryBullshit Fri 17-Feb-17 09:01:27

๐ŸŽ bear

PopGoesTheOysteryBullshit Fri 17-Feb-17 09:00:07

@Getsomesleep it's a zombie it all, you ll pysl at the outcome! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Greenteandchives Fri 17-Feb-17 08:59:01

bear with small b that is.

Greenteandchives Fri 17-Feb-17 08:58:09

Bear with square brackets. bear

Velvian Fri 17-Feb-17 08:54:55

Oh no! How do you do a pom bear (ifyswim)

Velvian Fri 17-Feb-17 08:54:17

<bear> (bear) -just testing

Lessthanaballpark Fri 17-Feb-17 08:14:04

So this is where Pombears came from!! bear

Great thread

Getsomesleep Fri 17-Feb-17 08:02:57

I don't think they were laughing at you. This menu sounds like something I would serve just to entertain my dh who is always saying I can't cook!(he's right). It would make me giggle too and I can picture he'd just sit there and wait for me to control my childish self like mr bonkers did. They sound quite fun with the mask thing, and like they have fun together. Bet they end up great mates! When are they coming over? Can't wait to hear more about them (tonight??๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ™‚)

TidyDancer Fri 17-Feb-17 07:40:15

Haha hey there @popgoestheoysterybullshit I am still here but use a different name most of the time these notorious friends and family tales under my tidydancer name will eventually out me I suspect so I namechanged! Also had no idea the @ symbol meant I got an email about this, very cool!

There isn't a particularly exciting update on the takeaway madness unfortunately. I no longer have anything to do with that batshit crazy relative, but do have contact with the child which is good. Relative has not changed by all accounts and no longer has any contact with her siblings either or any other member of the family on this side. I think everyone is pretty much wised up!

PopGoesTheOysteryBullshit Fri 17-Feb-17 05:34:42

Oops... @SlightlyJaded I meant. Sorry. Up all night and I've re read the "takeaway" thread too!

PopGoesTheOysteryBullshit Fri 17-Feb-17 05:31:47

Oh hell yes! I've reread this twice now and it just gets funnier! @TidyDancer we need an update ๐Ÿ˜€

PotatoMcKale Thu 12-Jan-17 19:00:42

We went to our lovely neighbours house for nibbles in Christmas Day and and amongst the lovely salmon and homemade cheesy biscuits there was a bowl of bears! They must be MNers!

Alfieisnoisy Wed 19-Oct-16 15:48:53

God I loved this thread grin

Bossybitch3of3 Wed 19-Oct-16 15:45:16


Funko Sat 17-Sep-16 18:11:13

bear ๐Ÿ˜„

PerspicaciaTick Sat 17-Sep-16 01:49:08

Six years?
Six Years!
Where is my life going?

I shall dip my pombears bear in my oddly herbal tea brew in celebration.

LouisvilleLlama Sat 17-Sep-16 01:22:58


QuimReaper Sat 17-Sep-16 00:44:33

I can't believe this was 6 years ago!

woowoowoo Sat 17-Sep-16 00:22:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

UnitedZingDom Thu 15-Aug-13 19:14:13

cake anyone?


SingSongMummy Sat 03-Aug-13 23:05:06


shiningcadence Sat 03-Aug-13 22:08:14


UnexpectedStepmum Mon 22-Jul-13 07:15:15


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