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Mr. & Mrs. Average

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ninathenana Sat 15-Aug-15 08:39:33

Did you see the article yesterday that said Mr. & Mrs. Average live in a 1930's semi, drive a Ford focus and are named Susan & David ?
DH and I know that couple !! It's an exact description of some friends of ours grin they are getting quiet a ribbing from friends smile

janeainsworth Sat 15-Aug-15 09:01:34

Just shows how silly 'averages' are grin

Indinana Sat 15-Aug-15 09:42:47

Now that is funny!

hildajenniJ Sat 15-Aug-15 14:43:11

I know several Susan's, but none of them are married to a David, and none of them live in 1930's semis.
Just shows how "average" they are

tigger Sun 16-Aug-15 12:32:39

Yes, we are the average couple and we live opposite another average couple! However we do not live in a 1930's semi.

Alea Sun 16-Aug-15 12:37:58

All the Davids we know seem to be married to Barbaras!

Greenfinch Sun 16-Aug-15 12:56:12

My cousin David is married to a Barbara.

janeainsworth Sun 16-Aug-15 12:58:55

We know a David and Barbara smile

Nonnie Sun 16-Aug-15 12:59:19

All Davids are accountants!

Know some Sues and don't think they are 'average'

annodomini Sun 16-Aug-15 13:37:16

How boring it would be to be 'average'! Would anyone admit to it?

Anya Sun 16-Aug-15 13:39:23

I know a Dave married to a Sue...will that do?

whitewave Sun 16-Aug-15 14:20:46

Every time I do quizes or read reports we always turn out as average - it so annoys me!

Maggiemaybe Sun 16-Aug-15 18:14:31

I know two Dave and Sues, one couple living in a 1930s semi. I'm not sure what they drive though (dons Hetty Wainthrop snooping attire).

rosesarered Sun 16-Aug-15 20:32:07

We know a David and Barbara, and a couple of Susans. Common names though, so no surprise really.

absent Mon 17-Aug-15 00:28:48

What age are Mr & Mrs Average supposed to be?

Teetime Mon 17-Aug-15 09:40:47

One of us is called Susan or David, we have a Quashqui and live in a modern detached - we think we are average but not ordinary. wink

rosesarered Mon 17-Aug-15 10:07:45

Good question Absent.Although David is a name used both now and back in the day, Susan and Barbara would suggest they are all at least sixty somethings wouldn't it?

rosesarered Mon 17-Aug-15 10:08:34

Teetime, of course you are not ordinary, none of us are!wink

Teetime Mon 17-Aug-15 10:32:21

Aw thank you. Yes I'm 62 and there were four Susans in my class at primary school but it was my grandmothers name so that's why I got it. You don't hear of babies being called Susan now. We had a dog called Dave once.

ninathenana Mon 17-Aug-15 13:47:12

absent I don't remember it mentioning age.

Susan was a very common name when I was young. There were 3 in my form at senior school and one in another that I know of.