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Feminism is dead and we're old at 38- Grumpy Old Women

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PaRumPumPumScum Tue 21-Dec-04 21:46:56

What a crock of utter, total, absolute shite.

Shows how much our patheitc society values the female of the species- we're old at under 40 and Christmas is exclusively about kids and shopping. Did I miss something?

tillykins Tue 21-Dec-04 21:47:38

I missed something PaRumthingy! What do you mean?

KatieMaChristmas Tue 21-Dec-04 21:50:09

BBC2 now

PaRumPumPumScum Tue 21-Dec-04 21:50:12

well, were there any grumpy old men under 40? Can't think of any...

lockets Tue 21-Dec-04 21:50:12

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helsyjinglebellsy Tue 21-Dec-04 21:55:03

You're right, they're not as old (or as funny)as the Grumpy Old Men. It doesn't seem to work with women.

PaRumPumPumScum Tue 21-Dec-04 21:58:52

I think most of the GOM were over 50 or so. They weren't in the Katherine Flett league in terms of wither age or vacuousness... I do like the real older women on there like Sheila Hancock and Janet s-t and Germaine G. And Jenny Eclair is funny. But the voice over sounds like it's describing a fifties Xmas, genderwise...

PaRumPumPumScum Tue 21-Dec-04 22:00:06

wither age? Meant Either

lockets Tue 21-Dec-04 22:00:40

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PaRumPumPumScum Tue 21-Dec-04 22:02:34

Is he a recording engineer, lockets? i thought it was a woman speaking?

lockets Tue 21-Dec-04 22:05:34

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sobernoel Tue 21-Dec-04 22:07:11

I related to a lot of it The designer had my life down to a tee - they were drinking out of my Ikea wine glasses, she was using my Makro bulk purchase wrapping paper and she had the same number of chins as I do. I liked Jenny Eclair, too.

lockets Tue 21-Dec-04 22:08:05

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PaRumPumPumScum Tue 21-Dec-04 22:09:47

Precisely sobernoel. You are NOT old.

MaryChristmas Tue 21-Dec-04 22:11:33

Alison Steadman was the voiceover and I thought it was ok.
But then I'm like a grumpy old man too.

morningpaper Tue 21-Dec-04 22:13:47

I work in an office with a VERY attractive 42 year-old who is always banging on about being an old ugly witch and how her life as an attractive woman is over... and whenever she does I think SHIT that's EXACTLY how I feel - and I'm only 30!

how depressing is that

One of my older friends (who's 83) thinks this is HYSTERICAL of course. I guess she has more perspective...

Spent my teenage years thinking I was a fat old troll and now I look back at pics of myself and think OMG I was a BABE!!!!!

Probably do the same thing in 20 years about myself now ...!

sobernoel Tue 21-Dec-04 22:16:47

Aaaw, thanks, PaRumpy!

Lockets, I listened out for your dd's voice but dh interrupted - did you hear her?

Hulababy Tue 21-Dec-04 22:18:30

I quite enjoyed it. Reminded me of Christmases when growing up.

Still think majority is all down to the women folk to sort at Christmas - just look at the threads on MN! I refuse to get al stressed about it. Christmas Day is on our own. Food is pre-prepared from M&S, or this year - meal out. Boxing Day when we have everyone over is buffet only. And I will buy as much as possible ready done.

I can do the dinner parties and cooking throughout the year. Don't feel the need to prove myself and put myself through all that hassle on what is supposed to be the most exciting day of the year.

lockets Tue 21-Dec-04 22:20:42

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sobernoel Tue 21-Dec-04 22:22:19

Bless her

sobernoel Tue 21-Dec-04 22:23:24

Your dd I mean, not Hulababy, although I'm happy to bless her, too!

Hulababy Tue 21-Dec-04 22:24:06

I just can't cotton onto this idea of everything having to be made from scratch on Christmas day of ll days. I'd much rather prefer to spend the morning helping DD open and play with her presents than peel and boil veg. M&S do a fab range that taste lovely, and they take minutes. As I don't eat meat I also don't have to do a buig roast either - fish for me and fillet steak for DHand DD - again all take minutes with no prep!

This year we are eating out though as a treat - so not even anyone filling and emptying of dishwassher

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