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AIBU?

Mumsnet phone helpline

82 replies

Flyhigher · 26/01/2024 23:46

What if there was a Mumsnet phone line?
Would it work? Or fraught with difficulties?

OP posts:
HirplesWithHaggis · 26/01/2024 23:48

Who would staff it? Provide training? On what topics? How would it be paid for?

WhyAmINotCleaning · 26/01/2024 23:48

For what???

TobiasForgesContactLense · 26/01/2024 23:52

Press 1 for MIL problems, press 2 for DIL problems, press 3 for general cheeky fuckery (including parking), press 4 for children under 5 issues,..........

NuffSaidSam · 26/01/2024 23:52

It could be great. Like penpals but for the phone. You call the number and get connected to another mumsnetter for a chat.

NuffSaidSam · 26/01/2024 23:52

TobiasForgesContactLense · 26/01/2024 23:52

Press 1 for MIL problems, press 2 for DIL problems, press 3 for general cheeky fuckery (including parking), press 4 for children under 5 issues,..........

😂

PamelaParis · 26/01/2024 23:53

"If you don't think you are being unreasonable, press 1.
If you're complaining about your in-laws, press 2.
If you just can't be bothered to Google, press 3.
For all other queries, please hold."

SoDoffYourHat · 26/01/2024 23:54

NuffSaidSam · 26/01/2024 23:52

It could be great. Like penpals but for the phone. You call the number and get connected to another mumsnetter for a chat.

Like the old 0898 sex chatlines before the Internet came along.

Flyhigher · 26/01/2024 23:54

Yes... too expensive to run. I guess!

Yes ... press 1 for MIL
Press 2 for DH
Press 3 for Teens
Press 4 for breastfeeding

OP posts:
Flyhigher · 26/01/2024 23:55

PamelaParis · 26/01/2024 23:53

"If you don't think you are being unreasonable, press 1.
If you're complaining about your in-laws, press 2.
If you just can't be bothered to Google, press 3.
For all other queries, please hold."

🤣🤣🤣

OP posts:
Flyhigher · 26/01/2024 23:58

Can you private message people on here?

OP posts:
WeeblyWobblyWibbly · 26/01/2024 23:58

TobiasForgesContactLense · 26/01/2024 23:52

Press 1 for MIL problems, press 2 for DIL problems, press 3 for general cheeky fuckery (including parking), press 4 for children under 5 issues,..........

6 for Step parent issues, 7 for site issues, 8 for general parenting, 9 for parenting teens, 10 for general chat… Can you imagine the AIBU option? 😂

CaramelizedToffee · 27/01/2024 00:00

What about "I'm just bored and haven't had another conversation with an adult for 7 hours" ?

HirplesWithHaggis · 27/01/2024 00:01

Flyhigher · 26/01/2024 23:58

Can you private message people on here?

Yes. Don't know how the app works, but on a browser click the three dots in the upper right hand corner of a post, and the option to PM is there.

ThatsMeThatIs · 27/01/2024 00:02

It'd never work due to trolls clogging up the line 🤣

NuffSaidSam · 27/01/2024 00:09

SoDoffYourHat · 26/01/2024 23:54

Like the old 0898 sex chatlines before the Internet came along.

But just talking about parking disputes and recipes for easy mid-week dinners.

SoDoffYourHat · 27/01/2024 00:11

NuffSaidSam · 27/01/2024 00:09

But just talking about parking disputes and recipes for easy mid-week dinners.

"Press 9 for poo troll chat ..."

EverleighMay · 27/01/2024 00:12

Press 6 if you don't like your new kitchen

Press 7 if you are a poo, vagina or trans troll

Katiepoes · 27/01/2024 00:25

Press 4 if you hate the word gotten

Press 5 if someone is at your frontdoor and you are not expecting anyone

Flyhigher · 27/01/2024 00:26

Loving these! X

OP posts:
gluggle · 27/01/2024 00:27

There'd be no hold music, just the sound of people screaming at the Sistine Chapel

Flyhigher · 27/01/2024 00:28

Press 6 for geeks corner
Press 7 for a rant
Press 8 for an argument
Press 9 for a whinge

OP posts:
Bex5490 · 27/01/2024 00:34

Press 10 to wind everyone up with an article about gender.

Press 11 if you’re concerned that your kid isn’t potty trained.

Press 12 if you want to moan about but aren’t actually considering leaving your asshole DH/DP

Press 13 if you are up on a Friday night laying next to your snoring DH with nothing better to do.. oh wait - just me then 😂

BassoContinuo · 27/01/2024 00:35

No-one would actually answer the phone, though, without the call being booked months in advance

Tuelanak · 27/01/2024 00:37

TobiasForgesContactLense · 26/01/2024 23:52

Press 1 for MIL problems, press 2 for DIL problems, press 3 for general cheeky fuckery (including parking), press 4 for children under 5 issues,..........

😂😂

SoDoffYourHat · 27/01/2024 00:41

Press 15 if someone has dared to come into your house with their shoes on
Press 15 if someone has dared to ask you to take your shoes off
Press 15 if you think the shoes on/off debate is really all about class
Press 15 if you think people should have better things to talk about than shoes when the planet is being destroyed by people using electricity to talk about shoes

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