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And the world record slow sandwich making goes to....

13 replies

megletthesecond · 18/10/2019 07:30

My 12yr old DS.

I don't know how it's possible to make a simple sandwich so slowly. The parting of the bread, the aimless opening of the margarine tub, pondering and thinking, time passes.....sometimes forgetting to put the margarine on full stop and going straight for avocado or slowly drizzling marmite on the bread and eventually, when generations have passed it's time to slowly cut the bread.


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Orchardgreen · 18/10/2019 07:38


megletthesecond · 18/10/2019 07:40

Yes, my children won't eat butter (I do). I have failed as a parent Blush.

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thenewname · 18/10/2019 07:43

Haha best mn response ever.

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Does sound v annoying, OP.

ReturnofSaturn · 18/10/2019 08:09

OrchardGreen needs to get a life. Grin

WeShouldOpenABar · 18/10/2019 08:11

I would only eat margarine as a child butter was too strong a taste for me. I grew out of it thank god so there is hope.
Can't help you with the slow sandwich making though just leave him to dream and starve

FurrySlipperBoots · 18/10/2019 08:12

Google it Orchardgreen, it is a thing!

OP slow people are just the most irritating, whatever they're doing. I was trying to leave the house yesterday with a 5 year old. Literally all he had to do was put on his shoes, pick up his coat, walk out of the house, step into the car, sit down in his seat and be buckled in. It took a good 10 minutes!

lululup · 18/10/2019 08:14

MARGARINE!!! Nooooooo AngryAngryAngry

lululup · 18/10/2019 08:16

My teen is identical, it gives me the rage. Can't work out if it's a deliberate ploy to wind me up.

Beamur · 18/10/2019 08:21

Step away from the margarine OP.
Flora have declared MN officially a nest of vipers.

megletthesecond · 18/10/2019 09:04

Don't worry, it's Aldi margarine Bea.

Mind you, maybe I should swop the margarine for crack cocaine, less controversial on MN. Wink

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lavenderbongo · 18/10/2019 09:08

My 12yr old can take 15 minutes to get her shoes on.

Beamur · 18/10/2019 10:18
Prokupatuscrakedatus · 30/10/2019 13:12

Try seeing it from a 'mindfulness' angle - it helps (well, it helped me)

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