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Boy appeared to be a little mixed up yesterday.

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HUNTERF Sat 27-Jul-13 07:54:48

When we were in a café yesterday a boy came and spoke to us and said his father was a plumber and gas man.
A few minutes later he said he was a teacher.
When we spoke to the father a few minutes later it turned out he trained plumbing and gas engineers at a college so in a way the boy was correct.


shysal Sat 27-Jul-13 07:57:06


Ella46 Sat 27-Jul-13 07:58:14

I really don't care..............

Ariadne Sat 27-Jul-13 10:35:52

So what? Why bother to tell us this?

ginny Sat 27-Jul-13 11:30:34

Well, I feel better for knowing that. hmm

henetha Sat 27-Jul-13 11:38:27

I'm confused. Am I meant to gain some understanding of the meaning of life from this ? LOL

sunseeker Sat 27-Jul-13 12:08:09

I am more concerned that a small boy was speaking to strangers! Didn't you advise his father about that Frank

merlotgran Sat 27-Jul-13 12:12:21


whenim64 Sat 27-Jul-13 13:05:26

sunseeker my litte grandsons make it their business to speak to anyone in listening distance when we eat out! grin Usually along the lines of 'what's your name? Are you having a pudding? Is that your dad? (often someone the same age)'

As long as they're polite, and the other diners don't mind, they start up lots of friendly chat smile

Nonu Sat 27-Jul-13 13:15:06

My GS are exactly the same !!

I find it sweet !!


Stansgran Sat 27-Jul-13 14:08:13

I would be pleased if my DGCs could converse with strangers with confidence. Shy children are difficult.

sunseeker Sat 27-Jul-13 14:42:51

My remark to Frank was rather flippant! Of course it is good if children can talk easily to people (as long as a parent/grandparent/responsible person is there to make sure all is well.)

simtib Sat 27-Jul-13 14:46:55

Always nice to hear children talking politely, and also nice to hear adults talking politely, but unfortunately that is not always the case.

Aka Sat 27-Jul-13 15:07:50

True Stansgram it's very hard for shy children.

j08 Sat 27-Jul-13 15:11:54

I like the original post on this thread.

I guess the little boy seemed to be telling porkies but no, he was quite right! smile

j08 Sat 27-Jul-13 15:15:06

Can' t stand kids who start chatting to you when out. I always think they don't get enough attention from their own people.Or too much. hmm

Stansgran Sat 27-Jul-13 16:56:14

Be seen and not heard or brought up to walk with kings nor lose the common touch.

harrigran Sat 27-Jul-13 17:08:59

GDs often tell me things which I laugh at and say " that can't be right, don't you mean such and such " This week elder GD has been talking about going on holiday to Moo house and I kept saying " Mulhouse " turns out it is a very nice rental property, sleeps ten, in Northumberland and called the Moo house.

HUNTERF Sat 27-Jul-13 19:59:31

sunseeker / Stansgran

It turned out his father was about 5 yards away. His father thought the son knew me and he was trying to work out who I was as he thought he had met me before.
We had a chat for a few minutes after and it turned out we had worked in buildings only a few yards from each other so I think he may have seen me going in to work but I can not remember speaking to him before.


Ana Sat 27-Jul-13 20:01:16

Yet another amazing coincidence in the life of Frank! smile