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To not want to eat Mcd, drink while pg, and watch trash US TV shows

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leftofcentre · 23/03/2007 04:06

After reading recent threads, I'm wondering where all the educated and informed people on here are?????

Who would like to agree that

1)Mcd suxs not just because of what they serve (because they are menu changing but also because they are a boring chain taking over the world and closing small business, pay minimum wages, make max profits, they are not a restaurant, where's the cutlery and table service, do i need to go on?

2) Alcohol can harm a baby, and it's not really worth a risk, we shouldn't need to drink while pg

3) Why does everyone's profile list trash US shows- Desperate Housewives, Lost, CSI, etc, etc

Rant over, anyone agree? ah just agree with me

OP posts:

PenelopePitstops · 23/03/2007 04:14

i agree totally macdonalds isis hite macdonakds is a risk u done tnneed

us sohows r ubis


mousiemousie · 23/03/2007 06:34

  1. agree

  2. freedom of choice please

  3. most people don't have profiles

millysimmons · 23/03/2007 09:24

McD's have also won the Booby Prize from NCT & UNISON for their bad attitude to BF.


nickytwotimes · 23/03/2007 09:33

you don't have a profile, left....
i don't like mcd myself, but it exists - we just have to deal with it!
alcohol - it is a free choice. it is fine in small quantities.
tv - sometimes people just need to turn their brains off for a bit - it doesn't mean they don't have one!
incidently, i think mn is full of educated and informed people

are you just in the mood for a squabble??


Caligula · 23/03/2007 09:34

You're not unreasonable not to want to do any of those things.

You would be unreasonable to want to stop other people doing so though. Even crappy McD's.


AnnabelCaramel · 23/03/2007 09:34

Educated people can generally spell 'sucks' too.....


nickytwotimes · 23/03/2007 09:34

well put, caligula!


Hassled · 23/03/2007 09:42

1.) Agree. However, it is very very cheap and I'm lucky that if I want to take my kids out I can afford something "better" - lots of people aren't that lucky.
2.) Sort of agree - but it's not a nanny state - people can make informed choices based on the facts they are given.
3) No, no no! US shows are not trash - compare a US sitcom like Frasier or even Friends to a UK equivalent (that Couples rubbish a few years ago) and they are far superior in every way - the writing, the acting, the intelligence of the humour. And programmes like Lost, West Wing, ER, CSI etc are challenging, stimulating shows that we can't begin to replicate in the UK. My DP used to dismiss US shows as trash just because they were from the US so this is a well-rehearsed rant!


DANCESwithaTruckLoadOfMiniEggs · 23/03/2007 09:45

lol annabelcaramel, beat me to it.

I love West Wing, it's fascinating, brilliantly acted and has such clever story lines. Not trash in the slightest. I'm with you hassled although I am LOVING Life on Mars at the moment, see we can produce the good stuff when we put our minds to it!


IdreamofClooney · 23/03/2007 09:51

I haven't been near a mcD in years - I cannot even remember the last time I had one and I would not be keen for DS to have one, but it would not be the end of the world if at some point a friend's parents took him there oncce.

I think that people should be able to make up their own minds re drinking in pregnancy. All sensible and intelligent women will make an informed choice, others won't but that is life - some people smoke and take hard drugs during pregancy - how would you stop that?

I don;t watch much tv but the tv I like is actually american and I would not call it trash tv - west wing is almost educational I certainly know more about the american political system now than I did before I discovered it! I also love Sex and the city, Friends and ER and I think as some one else said they are far superior to UK equivilents (coupling indeed oh dear) The only british tv programme I can think of watching recently is university challenge! (apart from cbeebies that is)

I have been on mumsnet for a short time and I've found the other posters to be intelligent, amusing, supportive and not afraid to voice and opinion - what's not to love?


FrannyandZooey · 23/03/2007 10:00

"After reading recent threads, I'm wondering where all the educated and informed people on here are?????"

Ah well, if you can't even be bothered to look for us....


littleEasterlapin · 23/03/2007 10:00

  1. MacDonalds - it's a fast food joint, for many people it is a treat, if you don't like it don't go there.

2. I agree with the "freedom of choice" argument; I avoided alcohol in the first trimester but had occasional small quantities thereafter.

3. Have you ever watched these "trash" shows? What do you watch, since you conveniently don't have a profile - Eastenders?

There are a large number of intelligent, informed, educated, compassionate amd tolerant women (and the occasional man) on Mumsnet.

wurlywurlyCOVEREDinCHOCOLATE · 23/03/2007 10:03

leftofcentre dont read other peoples profiles if you dont like what they have wrote.

FFS get a life.


Washersaurus · 23/03/2007 10:08

Leftofcentre people don't come on MN to be judged by their choices concerning fast food, alcohol, and tv viewing preferences...if anyone wants your opinion they will ask for it!

Yes, my profile does list Lost as one of my fave tv shows, but it also lists Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy as my favourite authors....


kiwinat · 23/03/2007 10:12

  1. Would you rather we put Eastenders, Coro Street and Emmerdale?

Washersaurus · 23/03/2007 10:16

lol Kiwi, you forgot Hollyoaks


lissielouwithbunnyears · 23/03/2007 10:27

leftofcnetre, are you a troll? i ask coz the op is just a truck of worms opened!

am I being unreasonable to have thought that we lived in a democracy and people can do and say as they like, have different opinions, likes and dislikes without having their intelligence or standard of education called into question?


potoroo · 23/03/2007 10:27

McDs does serve a purpose though. The McDs index (price of Happy Meal or Big Mac) is the best indicator of how expensive a country is.


hunkermunker · 23/03/2007 10:30

  1. Nyah.

2. Meh.

3. Whatever.

GreenandBlackOtter · 23/03/2007 10:30

kind of agree with all but freedom of choice and all that

mcD's poo poo poo though


zippitippitoes · 23/03/2007 10:30

don't agree with you

businesses exist to make profits


piglit · 23/03/2007 10:32

Strange - it's leftofcentre's first post.

Trip trap.


littleEasterlapin · 23/03/2007 10:34

hunker - as ever - fabulous

I particularly liked "meh".


beansprout · 23/03/2007 10:35

The West Wing rules. As does Life on Mars. The Camberwick Green stuff was genius. And John Simm. Phwoar. Um, yes, right highbrow me.

I'm reading War and Peace - does that count?

And any rumours that I am stalking Piglit are entirely unfounded!! Sorry I haven't got back to you. Pig of a week (and not in the nice piglit sense....). Will e-mail you soon. Promise.


Hulababy · 23/03/2007 10:35

I think McD does do the allergy awareness thing quite well though, doesn't it? Just remember hearing that that is a good positive point for McDs.

As for me:

  1. Eat what you and where you like! But don't dictate to others what they should be doing. When pg I craved the fish fillet sandwiches for a while!!! McDs is fine in moderation, just like almost everything else.

2. I followed the guideleines at the time. At that point, 5 years ago, it ststaed that a small quantity of alcohol during pregnany was fine.

3. I love Friends. But also lots of other stuff too, as well as a range of books, etc. Why is this question here? Doesn't seem linked to pregnancy!!! Watch what you like, but don't dictate to others what they should be doing.
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