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When is it best to turn the other cheek???

Old Sep 18th 2008, 8:16 am
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Last night I was up at the kids school to meet the teacher etc...

Walked into the classroom and waited patiently for the teacher to finish speaking with a couple before going over and introducing ourselves and starting chatting about my oldest kid.. Got 3-4 minutes into the conversation when, out of nowhere, this JJ with her prck of a husband barged straight in, introduced themselves to the teacher we were speaing with and preceded to ignore me and the missus and demanded to know who their little Fabio was getting on....

Interested to know what you lot would have done in this position, as I got a rollicking from my OH for my reaction......
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Old Sep 18th 2008, 8:23 am
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Last night I was up at the kids school to meet the teacher etc...

Walked into the classroom and waited patiently for the teacher to finish speaking with a couple before going over and introducing ourselves and starting chatting about my oldest kid.. Got 3-4 minutes into the conversation when, out of nowhere, this JJ with her prck of a husband barged straight in, introduced themselves to the teacher we were speaing with and preceded to ignore me and the missus and demanded to know who their little Fabio was getting on....

Interested to know what you lot would have done in this position, as I got a rollicking from my OH for my reaction......
JJ?

Well I wouldn't be happy thats for sure...
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Old Sep 18th 2008, 8:24 am
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I would have told them to butt out
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Old Sep 18th 2008, 8:30 am
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id of told them to **** right off to the back of the que before i burst him in front of his shit ugly wife and little fabio the spoilt little runt

And that would have got a similar reaction from my wife as you did from your wife no doubt
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Jumeirah Jane

I would have told them to butt out
well it wasn't me...!

yeah, i'd have told them the same, cheeky sods...

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well it wasn't me...!

yeah, i'd have told them the same, cheeky sods...

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definitely would have told them to wait their bloody turn!

pity we can't do the same when locals push to the front of the queue in banks :curse:
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pity we can't do the same when locals push to the front of the queue in banks :curse:
why not??
i have many times....

not using the approach i mentioned above of course..
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Old Sep 18th 2008, 8:37 am
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Jumeirah Jane

I would have told them to butt out
oh thought he must have meant a local couple,

oh jesus no, she would have got an elbow to the ribs to get out the way and the husband would have got 'the stare',

cheeky twats.
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If they could walk/scurry away you where too kind IMO. I'm not a confrontational person by nature however. I like to scheme and plot usually doing far more damage in the long run.
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
Interested to know what you lot would have done in this position, as I got a rollicking from my OH for my reaction......
So what exactly did you do to earn the rollicking? Hopefully it wasn't a boot up the ass!
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
I got a rollicking from my OH for my reaction......
Was that a "lack" of reaction on your part...as your story doesn't say what you actually did ?

If the couple were not Emiratis, I would have spoken up..."Excuse me, we are talking to the teacher at the moment and we will be finished shortly" or words to that effect.

Toujours la politesse.
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Was that a "lack" of reaction on your part...as your story doesn't say what you actually did ?

If the couple were not Emiratis, I would have spoken up..."Excuse me, we are talking to the teacher at the moment and we will be finished shortly" or words to that effect.

Toujours la politesse.
what if they WERE emiraties?
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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad View Post
what if they WERE emiraties?
Same as TGFKASE did...grin and bear it. You've been here a while...so you should know.
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Same as TGFKASE did...grin and bear it. You've been here a while...so you should know.
I doubt the old fellow did nothing! there is probably a JJ walking around Dubai with her Husbands head stuck up her arse!
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Old Sep 18th 2008, 10:28 am
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I doubt the old fellow did nothing! there is probably a JJ walking around Dubai with her Husbands head stuck up her arse!
Well, to put MacScot et al. out of your misery....

I actually got beaten to the punch. The teacher went from looking really embarrassed to announcing in a not so quiet voice that their lil darling Fabio was the most disruptive member of the class and he was lacking in basic courtesy and politeness. He went on to suggest that their parents tackle this problem or else the school would have to decide whether the kid would be allowed to remain there...

You could have heard a pin drop... I had to head for the door, claiming a need for a cig, or else I would have pissed myself there and then....
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