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How the other half live

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MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 21:03:10

Bit of a tv evening for me tonight! Anyone else watching?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 06-Aug-09 21:04:13

I have watched about 45 seconds and I can't bare another minute.

I used to live in Beckanham when I was a nanny, many years ago.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 21:04:18

'If you're scruffy it looks like you haven't got money'. Not sure I see the connection and not sure I like this wealthy family compared to last week's.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 21:05:49

Why can't the parents have the futon?

diedandgonetodevon Thu 06-Aug-09 21:06:31

Just turned on..

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 06-Aug-09 21:08:18

Just turned on

nancy75 Thu 06-Aug-09 21:10:12

where do the 2 families live? missed the start.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 06-Aug-09 21:11:29

hmm to the scruffy comment which I look like all the time

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 21:17:01

Poor family in Brighton, wealthy family in Kent - Beckenham according to Fab.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 21:17:48

Call me a snob but who writes a letter on school paper?

mummytopebs Thu 06-Aug-09 21:18:51

but wait a minute they get £413 a week that is over £1600 a month, that is the same as we get and we pay a mortgage and wouldnt class myself to be in poverty

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 21:20:51

I am a snob. How lovely is [boy who sleeps on sofa]?

nancy75 Thu 06-Aug-09 21:21:18

think the rich family live round the corner, recognise the houses!
tbh agree abit with mummytopebs, £1600 a month is not really poverty, isnt council rent alot lower than private rent?

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 21:21:53

I missed that. £1600 is a pretty reasonable income I'd have thought.

Nancy66 Thu 06-Aug-09 21:21:56

Hmmm - thought the first episode was excellent. This one seems decidedly dodgy.

The 'wealthy' family don't looke to me as though they actually are. Beckenham is a shit hole - if you had money you'd get the hell out of there.

As for the 'poor' family - why is it such a hardship for two boys to share a bedroom? And, hate to say it, but the parents seemed to have the money for fags but not for the kid's shoes...

nancy75 Thu 06-Aug-09 21:22:11

ok, got computer before coats for kids? i wouldnt give her anymore money.

diedandgonetodevon Thu 06-Aug-09 21:22:27

OK, they've just lost my interest.
A PC instead of school clothes??
And a webcab FFS

Beauregard Thu 06-Aug-09 21:23:23

I cant understand this .
£413 per week take home hmm
We must be well in poverty then and we pay a mortgage.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 21:23:36

Maybe Michaela is the reason they are apparently living in poverty. I wouldn't have thought lap top computer complete with webcam was an 'essential' above clothes and wardrobes.

AitchTwoOh Thu 06-Aug-09 21:23:59

skin creams? who'd buy a skin cream from zelda from terrahawks?

mummytopebs Thu 06-Aug-09 21:24:09

Why doesnt she work me and dh both work and we only come out with that. It is annoying me now, i have noticed they both have smokers coughs and she is spending all the money on herself - Wish someone would give me £2000 especially seem as student loan company has just sent me a letter saying i owe them £1200 for a grant they have decided i shouldnt get - arrrrghhhhh rant over

AitchTwoOh Thu 06-Aug-09 21:24:42

aaaah. now they're hitting them up for more. nice.

MarshaBrady Thu 06-Aug-09 21:24:51

It's all a bit grim isn't it. Not as good as the first one.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 21:24:54

Don't think Brandon isn't interested in the computer. Appalling that they didn't buy school uniform.

TheCrackFox Thu 06-Aug-09 21:25:07

Is the £413 after or before they have paid rent?

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