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To think this is BU at primary school talent show?

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LurpakIstheOnlyButter · 13/07/2017 21:09

Kids talent show evening tonight at primary school. One mum rocks up with two bottles of wine, her own glasses, popcorn and a mountain of sweets for her kids. Then two of them sit and talk through every performance and let their kids do the same, topping up their wine and rustling bags constantly.

The performance was less than an hour long, some of the kids were singing/telling jokes without microphones. They had practiced and worked really hard. These mums demonstrated a complete lack of respect IMO, and a bad example to their kids.

AIBU to think they should have left their wine at home and shut up and watched the kids?

I was not BU not poking at least one of them in the eye.

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user98765797837 · 13/07/2017 21:17

YABVU.... to have not poke the adults in the eyes!!!

We had a talent show at school, lo and behold all parents managed without food or drink for the 2 hrs it was on. We also managed to listen to/watch without talking amongst ourselves, laugh at jokes, clap and cheer for every child not just our own....

WHO takes wine to a primary school talent show? I hope they weren't driving home after.


StillDrivingMeBonkers · 13/07/2017 21:18

Why did you not raise this with the SL in charge for the evening?


RuggerHug · 13/07/2017 21:20

'Excuse me, I'm just checking, is your child SO tuneless that we should all be pissed to sit through their performance?'


Autofillcontact · 13/07/2017 21:22

Why didn't you say something to them, either directly or by asking the staff to? It's bizarre that you all just sat there and let them ruin the show for your kids?


M00nUnit · 13/07/2017 21:24

I'd have said something to them at the time.


Pallisers · 13/07/2017 21:27

Did no teacher or the HT quietly ask them to put the wine and food away?

Did none of the parents lean over and say "please be quiet we can't hear"? They'd have been told to be quiet by more than one person if they tried that in a US school.


LurpakIstheOnlyButter · 13/07/2017 21:40

I didn't want to make more of a fuss if they caused a scene and upset the children who were all trying so hard.

I came within an inch of giving them a piece of my mind, and DH was fuming too. Many eyebrows were raised by the well behaved parents (actual wine glasses!)

I am hoping the ignorant witches are on here and see this Grin

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