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Am I really too old for this??(nosey old bag!!)

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spursmum Sat 23-Jul-05 21:25:05

I am so angry and a little concerned. I was in the newsagents today with my 3 year old ds when some woman told me i should "grow up and act like a mother!". She was objecting to my ds singing along to Good Charlotte on my phone(i have one of those loverly 3G ones that has an mp3 player on it) and the way i was dressed.( anti-fit jeans, white vest top, black converse baseball boots and a black Good Charlotte fleece tied around my waist) She told me that punk-rock was not good for my son(why? Good Charlotte do not swear, dont sing about violence and make some great bouncing tunes!) and that i should dress like a responsible mother. Why should the way i dress and what music i like make any impact on how i raise my son? I told the woman that it was none of her business how i live my life and she really should not judge people she doesnt know. But she made me so angry

OK rant over <takes deep breaths!>

dizzymama Sat 23-Jul-05 21:27:40

Daft numpty woman! How old are you sm? Not that it makes a lot of difference tbh. Don't think you should hit 30 and suddenly only wear twinset and pearls and listen to Mozart!

KBear Sat 23-Jul-05 21:27:42

she was a weird one - ignore completely!

dizzymama Sat 23-Jul-05 21:28:17

BTW that's numpty to her not you!!!

snafu Sat 23-Jul-05 21:29:04

What a bitter, shrivelled, joyless old bag she sounds. Ignore, ignore, ignore.

franke Sat 23-Jul-05 21:29:05

Sounds you gave her the right response. Er..who are Good Charlotte?

spursmum Sat 23-Jul-05 21:29:30

I am a very old 26!!!

dizzymama Sat 23-Jul-05 21:31:47

OMG! Well I'm 29, wear similar clothes and also like Good Charlotte. Don't see why she was offended at all, as I say...numptywoman!!!!

spursmum Sat 23-Jul-05 21:31:52

Good Charlotte are an american pop-punk band similar to Green Day, Blink 182, Offspring etc (although you may not know who these are!!) Charlie from Busted's new band Fightstarr are trying to be like that sound!! more rocky, guitary(is that a word?)

spursmum Sat 23-Jul-05 21:32:41

Thank god someone else likes Good Charlotte!! i'm forever being told i'm a sellout!

dizzymama Sat 23-Jul-05 21:33:42

Nope they're great,also likemost of the others on your list - totally in love with Greenday's 'Wake me up..' at the moment. Why a sellout?

emmatmg Sat 23-Jul-05 21:34:26

God, I almost hate to admit it but I honestly would have told her to F*ck off. Really, I would have.

I like to think I would have put my hands over Ds's ears while I said it but my mouth would have mover much faster than my hands.


I'm sure that would have gone down well with the interferring old witch.

emmatmg Sat 23-Jul-05 21:35:35

ughh.....moveD faster

sparklymieow Sat 23-Jul-05 21:38:30

should have told her to get lost. I dress quite punky and noone has told me to dress older.What did she want you be wearing, twinset and pearls???

MarsLady Sat 23-Jul-05 21:39:03

OOOh I LOVE Good Charlotte!

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous! Fab song!

Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous
thanks to Tiff for submitting the lyrics

Always see it on T.V.or read it in the magazines
Celebrities want sympathy
All they do is piss and moan inside the Rolling Stone
Talking about how hard life can be

I'd like to see them spend the week livin' life out on the street
I don't think they would survive
If they could spend a day or two walking in someone else's shoes
I think they'd stumble and they'd fall
They would fall (fall)

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous
They're always complaining, always complaining
If money is such a problem
Well they got mansions
Think we should rob them

Did you know when you were famous
You could kill your wife and there's no such thing as
25 to life as long as you've got the cash to pay for Cochran
And did you know if you were caught and you were smoking crack
McDonald's wouldn't even want to take you back
You could always just run for mayor of D.C.

I'd like to see them spend the week livin' life out on the street
I don't think they would survive
If they could spend a day or two walking in someone else's shoes
I think they'd stumble and they'd fall
They would fall (fall)

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous
They're always complaining, always complaining
If money is such a problem
Well they got mansions
Think we should rob them

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous
They're always complaining, always complaining
If money is such a problem
You got so many problems
Think I could solve them
Lifestyles of the rich and famous
We'll take your clothes, cash cards, and homes just stop complaining
Lifestyles of the rich and famous
Lifestyles of the rich and famous
Lifestyles of the rich and famous

WigWamBam Sat 23-Jul-05 21:39:44

To steal a word from hunkermunker: silly old twatwench.

Good for you for sticking up for yourself against the ignorant old coot.

milward Sat 23-Jul-05 21:39:54

Love to have known how she thinks a responsible mother should dress!! How awful for you to have this said to you. What a horrid person.

spursmum Sat 23-Jul-05 21:40:17

Don't ask me why they are considered a sellout?! Lurving Green Day's Wake me up, the videos briliant. Been singing all day it's Offspring weekend on Kerrang tv!! lots of loud, brash pop-punk!!! my ds cant speak but can headbang and mosh with the best of them!!

milward Sat 23-Jul-05 21:40:33

Well said wwb - just the right words.

sparklymieow Sat 23-Jul-05 21:41:54

SM, last year I saw Evanescence and Avril Lavigne live at wembly, I love Green Day, and a few other punk/rock bands, I must be a terrible mother

spursmum Sat 23-Jul-05 21:42:59

I probably should have dressed like her! Beige trousers that cut off dead on the ankle, a nice cardie and sensible driving shoes!! <vomit-inducing emoticon>

MarsLady Sat 23-Jul-05 21:44:19

When DS1 was little and went to nursery he used to sing blur's Parklife word for word. Great taste my son!

spursmum Sat 23-Jul-05 21:44:38

I know you saw Avril Lavigne. You asked me to go but i couldn't make it got Q.O.T.S.A going now!!

sparklymieow Sat 23-Jul-05 21:44:38

PMSL!! can just imagine you in that getup!!! NOT!!!

sparklymieow Sat 23-Jul-05 21:46:09

is your MSN working yet!??

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