To be a leetle annoyed that my son is still not good enough for some folks?
nightowl · 29/07/2007 23:19
Ive found out tonight that a certain neighbour in our street has said the reason she will not let her son "play out" is because she doesn't approve of him socialising with the "kind of children" who play out here. my son being one of them. ds and his friends dared to walk past her car tonight and she was staring from the window as if they were about to graffiti (sp?) it!
my son who is polite, kind and caring, who would not hurt a fly, does not drop litter and would not dream of damaging someone elses property. he's not a little thug, he doesn't swear. he's been brought up just fine thank you very much. we have a nice house, well looked after blah blah blah.
if you don't like council streets (not estate, as we are just a council street in the middle of private houses really) then don't fecking buy a house in one.
maybe it would be nice if she had ever spoken to me before judging my kid
why should i care actually?
greensleeves · 29/07/2007 23:27
What on earth are her reasons for this? Is it solely because you live in a council house? If she lives in the same street, how does that work - is her house very different from yours? I don't get it.
The short answer would be that bigoted uptight people are best avoided, so she is no loss. But it's sad for your children to have to discover that people can be like this, and sad for ehr children that she is imposing this ridiculous apartheid on them. She will regret it, IMO
Desiderata · 29/07/2007 23:28
Well that must be pretty upsetting, nightowl.
She sounds like an uptight twunt who probably wouldn't let her son 'play out' under any circumstances.
I don't feel sorry for your son, because he sounds gorgeous and he obviously has a great mum.
But I don't 'arf feel sorry for hers.
PiesAreNiceSoAreMice · 29/07/2007 23:31
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mabelmurple · 29/07/2007 23:48
Er... did you hear these words from her own lips? If not, then it's just gossip, which can be grossly distorted, exaggerated or just plain wrong and maybe coming from people who have their own agenda. She could have been staring out of her own window for any number of reasons, or even staring at her window and not at your ds at all. Quite at some of the replies here, none of whom presumably know this person.
Tortington · 30/07/2007 00:21
i had a neighbour - obviously bought ex council house many years before. my kids and hers were friends - but i never liked her much she had the most horrible grating voice - and one of those people who having bought their council house now reckonsthey are middle class ...you know what i mean - i know you do.
so... her kid aged 8 says "damn" or something equally innocuous and she says ( as i am in the garden and MY children are sat on the dividing wall - as her children did too) "xxxx where did you learn language like that? it's certainly not from this house"
now if the kid hd learned a swear word from me - it wouldnt have been damn... of that i think we can all be certain .... i hated her inferences - that was an example of one of many little things.
so, now she has moved ( thank FUCK) and my daughter is loads ahead of hers in the classes at school and dd tells me of the antics her daughter get ups to with boys and smoking and playing truant etc etc.
and it is so very wrong of me not to be more understanding and forgiving....in fact i turn into the most rubbish person and reply " its chuffin kharma babe, KHARMA!"
Bubble99 · 30/07/2007 00:22
I live in a council house and I listen to Radio Four.
I think the stereotyping of people who live in council (or ex-council houses, like us) has had it's day. Particularly in London, where I live, as most people can't afford to buy 'charming Victorian houses' on normal salaries.
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