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Please make her stop!!!!

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ApolloandDaphne · 14/10/2020 14:40

My 80yo DM is staying with me for a few days having had a fall at the weekend and ending up in hospital. She gets two newspapers every day, the local paper and the Daily Fail. She constantly reads out little snippets of information, most of which is of no interest to me at all. It is doing my head in!!!! There we go, that feels better. I will smile and make her a cuppa and subject myself to another relentless barrage of inane crap. Cliff Richard is 80 today btw. Did you know that? Were you interested? Didn't think so. Me neither! 😀

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pippistrelle · 14/10/2020 15:09

Chin up, OP! It could be worse, she might be watching Loose Women. (Does that still exist?)

SisyphusAndTheRockOfUntidiness · 14/10/2020 15:12

Headphones? Sing loudly & tunelessly until she goes to bed? Develop a bad stomach & retire to the loo for 3 hours? Decide to cook an elaborate dinner which requires your undivided attention (but you can still have loud music on).

I feel your pain. My DH sometimes does this. It makes me all stabby.

WINDOLENE · 14/10/2020 15:18

Tell her to stop or just listen. Il

MoonJelly · 14/10/2020 15:33

Have something ready to read whilst she natters at you, nod at intervals.

Purplewithred · 14/10/2020 15:37

Wine. For both of you. Ensured my DM had a nice nap in the afternoon which gave us all a break.

ApolloandDaphne · 14/10/2020 15:37

I buried myself in some papers I had to read for a panel I am on next week and she stopped thankfully!

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SisyphusAndTheRockOfUntidiness · 14/10/2020 16:12

I washed up while he went to collect DD from school... they arrived home he & proceeded to read out various snippets from bloody Buzzfeed. The fool should know better than to do that when I have the contents of literally the entire knife block at my right hand... Hmm

He is drilling DD on her spellings now though. And making me a cup of tea. Not a totally lost cause.

raddledoldmisanthropist · 14/10/2020 16:35

My (very catholic- relevance imminent) Mum does stuff like this. My strategy is to piss her off by actually engaging in conversation about whatever twaddle she chucks at me.

For example, she loves Cliff so whenever she updates me at some length on his latest achievements I bring up that his long term partner used to be a priest and isn't it a shame he doesn't feel he can just come out to the world.

She hasn't mentioned her idol in a decade :-)

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