why did you choose to do that?

so today this happened

idiot woman : oh so you work full-time?

hpmcq : yes i work full-time

idiot woman : *scowling face like she just trod in dog shit* why do you do that if you have a child?

hpmcq : to pay the mortgage, buy food, pay the bills…..

idiot woman : but surely if you have a young child you should be at home being…well, you know, a mother at least part of the week?

hpmcq :  surely if you’re an adult you should realise that you are… well, an idiot?

*walks away slowly, mentally punching idiot womans face, repeatedly*


  1. February 15, 2012 / 20:53

    I hate people like that. Yes, I stay at home (and at the moment, we can barely/not at all afford to) but I also worked full time after I had my oldest child. I’m at home because we would have less money if I was working and paying a nursery to watch two children, but that’s our decision and our situation. It would be equally valid if I’d decided to go back to work for adult company and to save my sanity. Some people should keep their nose out.

    • February 15, 2012 / 21:35

      slummy to yummy mummy

      it doesn’t bother me people asking why i work, like it wouldn’t bother me if i didn’t and people asked me why i didn’t. what bothers me is that they think they have the right to asses your life without knowing absolutely anything about it!!! grrrrrrrr

  2. February 15, 2012 / 22:39

    Your seething anger came through very well on Twitter by the way.

    She really is a condescending old bint.

    • February 15, 2012 / 22:44

      micharl cargill

      if it hadn’t been in my place of work i think my response would have be far less controlled

  3. February 15, 2012 / 23:28

    i think my response would be something along the lines of ”do you have children? no, oh well come back with your opinions on motherhood and juggling family life when you do” then smugly walk away 😀

    • February 16, 2012 / 19:09

      jb mum of one

      outside of work i might well have been tempted!

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