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humha Sun 02-Mar-14 23:12:29

We were viewing a house yesterday. Two grandchildren arrived while we were upstairs. OH was talking to grandad upstairs, grandma had gone back into bathroom. I was alone on the stairs. Grandson, about 8yo comes up & asks
"are you going to buy this house?" (Loud, confident RP voice.)
Me: "Erm, well .... we need to buy a house in this area so ..."
Him: "are you poor?" (Heavy emphasis & disdain on the word poor)
I was a bit shock

Apologies for the random punctuation but on phone & wondered what your thoughts were?

morethanpotatoprints Sun 02-Mar-14 23:16:46

Did you trip the little cunt up, or push him down the stairs.

I'd have asked him he he was a rude arrogant stuck up twat, but that's me grin

VoyageDeVerity Sun 02-Mar-14 23:17:48

What a little shit

humha Sun 02-Mar-14 23:30:01

I can me never think of a brilliant put down so I just stood gaping but feeling very self-conscious

He ran off giggling. I just thought I'd have been very disappointed if either of my children said anything g like that to a complete strAnger. I think his mother heard him because she wAsn't far away.

steppemum Sun 02-Mar-14 23:31:48


That is none of your business, but you are obviously being brought up to be very rude.

humha Sun 02-Mar-14 23:38:03

Thanks everyone. Great steppe, not bei g sarcastic in any way but would you really have said that? Would you not have been afraid that it could turn into a real confrontation (his mother steps out of the shadows "now look here" & all that) I just felt so awkward. What's the bloody matter with me?

steppemum Mon 03-Mar-14 13:09:01

no I probably wouldn't have said it. But I might have commented to mother.
In the end British politeness would probably take over grin

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