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Ask me anything

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LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 19-Jul-18 12:53:41

Have you seen the Ask me anything threads on Mumsnet? Users have been posting about their unusual jobs/experiences and opening up the floor for others to ask them anything at all about them.
Obviously gransnetters have equally fascinating things to share so we thought it might be an idea to do our own version. Would you be interested in doing something similar on here too? If you're worried about anonymity you could always use the 'second username' reserved for more sensitive posts.

Here are some examples of our favourites so far:
I'm a footballer's wife.. ask me anything???'
I'm a retired lap dancer
I'm a priest
I'm an ex-ambulance 999 handler

Even superheroes have taken part... grin

If anyone wants to kick it off, feel free to. Perhaps in Chat?

MissAdventure Thu 19-Jul-18 13:04:46

I saw the 'ask me anything' threads.
Absolutely intriguing to read.

Jane10 Thu 19-Jul-18 13:26:01

I'm a professional liar. Ask me anything.

Greenfinch Thu 19-Jul-18 14:09:39


kittylester Thu 19-Jul-18 14:28:05

I'm a professional gran - don't ask me anything, I'm either too tired or I've forgotten.

M0nica Thu 19-Jul-18 14:34:57

How about 'I'm bored stiff', ask me anything?

Pittcity Thu 19-Jul-18 14:53:22

Was that a lie Jane10?

jenpax Thu 19-Jul-18 16:16:13

Jane10 Are you telling the truth😂

Jane10 Thu 19-Jul-18 16:23:08

No it's a complete fabrication wink

gerry86 Thu 19-Jul-18 16:39:01

How long have you been a professional liar Jane10?

LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 19-Jul-18 17:03:09

Jane10, thanks for kicking it off grin.

Jane10 Thu 19-Jul-18 17:32:57

I've been a professional liar since I was a boy.

Cherrytree59 Thu 19-Jul-18 18:00:33

Ask me anything...
We were so poor we all lived in a cardboard box no sellotapesad

I have actually found some of the Mumsnet Ask me anything threads very interesting

MiniMoon Thu 19-Jul-18 18:02:04

Have you lied for anyone important Jane?

MissAdventure Thu 19-Jul-18 18:04:05

grin Jane

Cherrytree59 Thu 19-Jul-18 18:05:21

Sorry Jane10 got carried awayblush

Have you told any whoppers to your cat?

Jane10 Thu 19-Jul-18 18:35:03

I supply custom designed whoppers to a wide range of high profile people. I have a royal warrant.

Luckygirl Thu 19-Jul-18 18:38:21

Do you have an office at Westminster?

Jane10 Thu 19-Jul-18 19:11:50

It's in the Elizabeth Tower actually. Noisy but nice.

rascal Thu 19-Jul-18 20:47:54

Oh what a laugh! 😂

Jane10 Thu 19-Jul-18 21:26:42

No it's not! angry

MissAdventure Thu 19-Jul-18 22:09:46

Do you have any tips for aspiring liars, Jane?

Bathsheba Thu 19-Jul-18 22:19:42

Do you lie for a specific reason, e.g. to avoid trouble, or are you just a compulsive liar, i.e. your whole life is one big fantasy?

Chewbacca Thu 19-Jul-18 22:27:40

Jane.... does my bum look big in this?

Batty61 Thu 19-Jul-18 23:25:33

I'm not a gran but wanted advice on any youngish denture wearers out there. I'm so devastated to be losing 4 teeth in 3 weeks. I'm 57 and a voice coach,drama teacher. I'm terrified that I'm going to lisp and that my teeth will fly out when I'm teaching students tongue twisters. I'm worried about how long it will take to feel like I don't have a bus in my mouth. I know there's much worse could happen but I'm miserable. Help and and advice please