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to be slightly addicted to AIBU?

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bookforgoddaughter · 14/05/2013 21:02

I am a (happily) childless (gay) man.

I left a message on Mumsnet because I wanted some advice on books for my god daughter. While on, I had a quick peek at AIBU and have been addicted ever since. I always have a 20 minute browse before going to sleep.

My DCP (darling civil partner -I'm trying to start a new term) thinks that:

a. It is weird that I find it so interesting.
b. I am not welcome as I am not a mum nor female

It came to a head last night when I was crying with laughter in bed over the hamwidge thread. It was impossible to explain.

AIBU and, indeed, am I welcome?

OP posts:

MolotovCocktail · 14/05/2013 21:06

You are very welcome, of course :)

And wait til you explore the rest of the site: it won't just be AIBU that you'll want to read!!


DollyClothespeg · 14/05/2013 21:07

If you find AIBU funny, you'll be properly crying with laughter at some of the threads in Classics if you've not been in there yet!


idonthaveone · 14/05/2013 21:08

Of course you are welcome tell your DCP (nice term) to read for 10 mins and see if he's not addicted


SirBoobAlot · 14/05/2013 21:09

No, get out Wink

It is terribly addictive. Agree with the above, check out classics, though not just before bed.


MolotovCocktail · 14/05/2013 21:10

MN is awesome and isn't just for parents, y'know :)


SirBoobAlot · 14/05/2013 21:10

And I like DCP, we should take that one on!


SauceForTheGander · 14/05/2013 21:12

Give up the fight : You belong to us now


MolotovCocktail · 14/05/2013 21:16

I'm on every day unless I'm ill (rarely) or too much is going on (sometimes). MN definitely shares some of my 'me time'!


Sparklingbrook · 14/05/2013 21:17

Hello. Of course you are welcome. Smile


musickeepsmesane · 14/05/2013 21:19

YANBU. I agree that you should read classics too. Anything that makes me laugh the way classics does can only be a good thing. Sometimes AIBU makes me want to hide behind my computer


chocoluvva · 14/05/2013 21:19

Mwahhaha - the cunning plan worked - you are in our trap...


kneedeepindaisies · 14/05/2013 21:23

Hi OP.

Of course you are welcome. Smile

Definitely check out classics. I agree AIBU is brilliant too!


everlong · 14/05/2013 21:24

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Whatalotofpiffle · 14/05/2013 21:27

Very welcome!! Hello, fellow addict!!


Sunnywithshowers · 14/05/2013 21:29

YANBU. Sprogs not essential Grin I don't have any.

I came to AIBU 2 years ago and have never left.


bookforgoddaughter · 14/05/2013 21:29

Slightly embarrassed that I uploaded this thread twice and have two conversations going on. Will improve!

DCP cannot believe that I have posted this thread. He thinks it is something to do with the glass of white. Outrageous slur.

OP posts:

Badvoc · 14/05/2013 21:33

You are very welcome.

Sit here by me :)


Badvoc · 14/05/2013 21:33

Check it the classics thread.
You will weep with laughter


CheckpointCharlie · 14/05/2013 21:33

Pop into the Drunk Thread on Friday night too, see you there or be square.


BlatantRedhead · 14/05/2013 21:35

I am a childless 20-something and discovered Mumsnet specifically AIBU a few years ago. Like you, became totally addicted. DP thinks it's weird. I think he's jealous that Mumsnet offers me something he doesn't Wink


SirBoobAlot · 14/05/2013 21:37

Your DCP hasn't been roped in. Yet. Give it time Wink


BlatantRedhead · 14/05/2013 21:38

chat is frankly brilliant too, as is Mumsnet Classics - ZOMBIE PLANS!


MadBusLady · 14/05/2013 21:38

There is no escape. You are ours now.

See here, a thread of spooky things.


Molehillmountain · 14/05/2013 21:38

Yabu to be merely slightly addicted Wink


OrangeLily · 14/05/2013 21:47

Childless here too!

Be wary of classics.... Only read when you have about a day to kill and don't read on a phone as your thumb will break from scrolling

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