What I really mean

I haven’t blogged much this week as Ive been busy writing threatening letters to Waitrose; ‘I would like to make a complaint about your toddler trolleys. Should they not be removed, at the very least to a location away from the main door, I shall be doing all my shopping at Sainsbury…’ In my mind, I actually wrote ‘I hate your f****ng toddler trolleys, they make my life a misery, if you don’t do something about them I will let my toddler run rampage through your store without me and merely meet him at the exit after he has destroyed all your products, maimed several pensioners and caused himself an injury, for which I shall be contacting Claims Direct about. As I hold you personally responsible.’ I hope they understand what I meant when I phrased it politely.

There are an increasing number of incidents whereby I find myself saying one thing and thinking another. Some examples follow;

  • No, its really fine; I feel a little bit distressed about this, but I’m being a martyr
  • He has beautiful red hair; not sure the ladies will think this when he is older
  • Do you really think; I don’t think
  • Thanks, he loves In the Night Garden; That was last years thing, keep up!
  • Any book is just fine by me; He already has seventeen copies of this, why don’t you just buy what Ive asked for!
  • Ive given up disciplining every little thing, its counter-productive; I cant be bothered

There are of course, many many more, but they involve far too many swear words to write here. Te- he he


7 Responses

  1. clareybabble 22nd May 2009 / 8:02 pm

    I get the 2nd one all the time (mainly from little old ladies!) as my son also has red hair! I'm secretly praying it stays the shade it is now! 😉

  2. Rebel Mother 22nd May 2009 / 8:55 pm

    Love the threatening letters – made me laugh.<br><br>In polite society we must never speak the truth – lips must be zipped!<br><br>However, I find that becoming older I have less restrain and tolerance and somehow the truth just slips out…oops!<br><br>People are often shocked but it actually makes you feel better! No tight knots in the tummy…<br><br>Better go now or I&#39;ll end up writing a

  3. Thames 23rd May 2009 / 6:29 am

    OMG, I hate Waitrose trolleys as well. I&#39;ll sign your letter. -A Modern Mother

  4. New Mummy 25th May 2009 / 4:33 pm

    There is an award for you at mine x

  5. Muddling Along Mummy 27th May 2009 / 12:17 pm

    I&#39;m coming around to the view that just saying it as it is might reduce my blood pressure to reasonable levels and mean I don&#39;t spend half my life having an alternate conversation in my head …<br><br>Haven&#39;t noticed these trollies at our waitrose and nor has Toddlergirl … !

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