Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Don't panic, it's not tonight. Every so often we arrange to meet up online and talk rubbish. Not so different from the day-to-day, but with more people. Yes, it sounds naff, but just you wait... it's also oddly satisfying.

Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby blackberrycrimble » 14 Sep 2010, 20:05

Suggested topics:

- Spending Cuts
- Annabel Karmel (or perhaps not as we don't want to get Aitch sued)
- DP failings
- Health Visitors
- Being tired all the sodding time
My peas are gone as well as my marbles.
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby Disco » 14 Sep 2010, 20:12

great!
I am so sick of hearing about spending cuts as according to everyone in every sector - they are as tight as can go and service/quality/safety will greatly deteriorate if cut.. it actually makes me want to curl up and hide under a rock for 20 years with my hands over my ears
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby Piegea » 14 Sep 2010, 20:12

I'm too tired to rant :? :!:
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby Allium » 14 Sep 2010, 20:13

I saw my HV in the supermarket today!! We ignored each other...although as Squish was on my back gurgling happily, that probably took some work on her part!
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby KatGoldLIN » 14 Sep 2010, 20:17

You know me, I'm always up for a rant!

Things I just don't get:
-why is AK so popular? It seems like so much work.
- why does dp think it's ok to sleep on the sofa every night to get out of night wakings?
- why can't my children just sleep? Is it really that hard?
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby blackberrycrimble » 14 Sep 2010, 20:19

Multi-rant! Excellent.

Allie wrote:although as Squish was on my back gurgling happily, that probably took some work on her part!


Don't they really hate babies though? I thought that was a requisite to be an HV?

discopixo wrote:it actually makes me want to curl up and hide under a rock for 20 years with my hands over my ears


Yep, me too. I'm also sick of hearing that it is all because of the financial crisis. Convenient that that coincides with the tories ideology of small government, isn't it?
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby PerpetualMadness » 14 Sep 2010, 20:21

Apologies for not hanging up my coat but I've been under a cluster feeding snuffly boy who needed help to stay latch leaving no hands for typing.

I'll rant about the paediatric nurse practitioner who admitted b to the nicu and told me to stop crying because it wasn't helping. She needs to revise her bedside manner. Most of the staff we dealt with were lovely but she's the one I won't forget. I've decided I need to write a letter to help me put it behind me. And the receptionist at my chiropractor who, on hearing about b's first few days, said 'well you'll forget about all that drama soon'. Yes, we're fine and yes, it's over but it's not something I'm ever likely to forget.
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby shye » 14 Sep 2010, 20:23

katgold wrote:- why does dp think it's ok to sleep on the sofa every night to get out of night wakings?


Oh no! I was totally planning on using the fact that your DP gets up with E whilst you deal with G as my plan!!!
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby TwinklinGDecorations » 14 Sep 2010, 20:23

Spending cuts - Gah - I'm even dreaming about them and then worrying about my dreams. Best thing though is one curator whose museum is closing has on his email now:

Mr. A. Nother
Deleted Curator
XXX Museum

Love it. That is how he and many found out they were losing their jobs - in an appendix of old and new roles the words 'post deleted'.


IT scares me because soon we will provide a Shite service and when that happens it is easier to remove the service altogether as no one will mind. Rant rant rant rant
So somehow it happened, my weaners are at school,
I'm still here though and people I'll try to fool,
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 14 Sep 2010, 20:24

My HV is actually ok, but can I have a brief rant about how (IME) the NHS totally fails to support BFing, but can produce a leaflet going on about how Breast is Best just to make all us failed BF-ers feel even more guilty?

PM - writing a letter really helped me. And receiving a letter of grovelling apology was good too ;-)

Bananamum wrote:Convenient that that coincides with the tories ideology of small government, isn't it?


Mmmmm, and convenient that Maggie thrashed the unions to within an inch of their lives so the threat of "coordinated action" doesn't really mean much.

Gawd, I hope I find a job soon.
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby blackberrycrimble » 14 Sep 2010, 20:27

toogoodoo wrote:IT scares me because soon we will provide a Shite service and when that happens it is easier to remove the service altogether as no one will mind. Rant rant rant rant


Exactly what is happening to us. Cuts 2 years ago still not properly dealt with, now prime targets to be wiped out.

rosie_t_riveter wrote:Gawd, I hope I find a job soon.


LOL. I am hoping I can leave soon... can't bear it.
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 14 Sep 2010, 20:29

Bananamum wrote:
rosie_t_riveter wrote:Gawd, I hope I find a job soon.


LOL. I am hoping I can leave soon... can't bear it.


Ironic, non? I want Number2 to turn up VERY SOON so have to have a job (preferably with good maternity benefits) before I can stop taking the tablets. Shhhh, don't tell anyone!
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby Disco » 14 Sep 2010, 20:31

Rosie - its too expensive to have MWs or infant feeding specialists sit with women for hours at a time so i leaflet will do instead.... shocking I know. this kind of thing will get worse with more spending cuts. it makes my head hurt.
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby Allium » 14 Sep 2010, 20:32

I'll have a rant about attitudes to fathers. This morning on the radio some female presenter said some celeb was sensitive & showing his feminine side when he said he missed his children when he was away from them for a while :scream NO that would be his fatherly side. Why aren't dads supposed to show their emotions about their children or to their children? & for that to be perpetuated by another woman??? I'm going to make a sweeping assumption & say that I bet she has no children of her own. Hopefully when (if) she does, she will realise that actually dads are just as important parents as mums.
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Re: Drunken rant in the kitchen anyone?

Postby TwinklinGDecorations » 14 Sep 2010, 20:33

However grass roots politics or whatever it is called mighht help with the community centre and the council not building on our bloomin carpark to find the money.

Bananamum - it sucks doesn't it, we are in Phase 1 or 3. Phase 2 and 3 can only require closure as they cannot thin front line staff anymore (there are still more than enough back room left though.......). Far too much talk of volunteers for my liking.
So somehow it happened, my weaners are at school,
I'm still here though and people I'll try to fool,
with tales of advice giving and of wanting to know
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