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Back when young ScaryDuck worked in the Dole office rather than simply queuing in it, he had to deal with a claimant brought in by his mum. She did all the talking. He was 40 years old.

Have you had to deal with over-protective parents? Get your Dad to tell us all about it.

(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 15:13)
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Until this weekend, I had nothing to add...
So, I was in town, picking up a few bits and bobs shopping. The town is Cambridge, so there are a fair number of delightful little Ruperts and Tarquins fopping about elegantly with their doting middle-class parents yapping at their heels to rush them to ballet etc...

Anyway, walking through the shopping centre, I happened to be following a Mother and her rather bored looking son. The mother seemed to be going through a long list of the things they had to do that day, ".. and we've got to get you some new school-shoes, and then you need some new pens, and then we're going to tea at...". She also seemed to be doing the 'lick-a-tissue-and-thrust-it-in-the-face-of-your-offspring' thing. Because clearly saliva and mouth bacteria is much better than an ink-smudge or two.

In the midst of this whirlwind of fussiness, the little trooper of a kid turns to her, raises his hand to her face resignedly, and sighs "Expelliarmus, Mummy."

Solid gold.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 19:37, 5 replies)
That kid
Is a fucking legend *click*
(, Tue 15 Sep 2009, 9:31, closed)
Was it...
...The Grafton Centre?
(, Tue 15 Sep 2009, 11:09, closed)
That place is surely far too 'common'.
(, Tue 15 Sep 2009, 12:05, closed)
Must be
the Bland Arcade
(, Tue 15 Sep 2009, 13:31, closed)
(, Tue 15 Sep 2009, 13:25, closed)

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