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Billy NoMates - Party Etiquette

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6307877/Arizona-boy-6-showered-support-no-one-showed-birthday-pizza-party.html

Right, Im a couple of yers beyond the whole kids party now, thank god.

My thinking:

1) Either the kid and his mum, or both, are a total pair of cunts that no kid ortheirparents will go anywhere near.

2) Mums an idiot/cheap/ - orgnaisng the party at a cheap ime i.e. when they are emant to be at school. Ive had that twice -'Cant you just take them out of school? No'

3) The number of invites are suspisovculy high -32. Any more than 10 its hell. So it might be a scam to have the cheaptest aprty, invite the enitre class and try and get parents to pay more for prestns than the party costs. We've had that twice, same bitch mother. Standard party prene is £10. She laid on a party for the entire year - ~100 kids, at the local drinkman club. Food was dire and limited - sandwiches for ~30 kids and bottles of squash. Plan was spend about ~50 quid (she was meant to be clenaign the club at the time, pay ~100 for cheap food, then get 100x10 = 1K in presents.

 

 

 

 

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If your mum invites 32 kids to a party and none of their parents get back to you it means the mother is very odd, I suspect. She must have known that nobody was going to turn up (or at least, it would be very low turnout). These things are suspiciously common now and I'm concerned that it's just for some media coverage for the mum.

This comment reminds me why I really don't fancy being a parent:

" We have taken our kiddo to two birthday parties last year in which she was either the only guest or one of two. Both sets of parents were isolated from the other parents. It seems to be that under a certain age it has nothing to do with the kid but everything to do with whether the parents have made acquaintances or friends with the other parents. "

Sod that. I don't want to have to socialise with a load of tedious parents just so my kids don't feel lonely on their birthday.:Old:

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Party was on a Sunday afternoon so no reason no one would go.

Could be something really obvious,   like another kid had already invited everyone to another party on the same day so there was inevitably going to be a problem.

Or the kid forgot to distribute the invitations (or lost them).

Or..  any number of reasons.

The mother was silly for not confirming beforehand,  cancelling the venue and having a family Birthday Party at home or a trip to a theme park etc..

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Someone online made the comment that this is Arizona and that it now has a very transient population. Said that lots of families move to Arizona, stay around 2 years and then move on. 

It is supposed to be one of the fastest growing states - not sure why. Perhaps the exodus from California or an influx from south of the border. Not sure why people stay such a short period though - perhaps the climate is too harsh. I have read that the heat is unbearable there in summer now and air conditioning costs have soared.

Anyhow, the person said that people do not bother making friends now as they move on so quickly.

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found a typo, maybe more

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15 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Party was on a Sunday afternoon so no reason no one would go.


Ahhhhhhhhhh they do proper 'kids' parties on my street. At least half a dozen cars turn up, park all over the grass verges, unload loads of presents, kids, and booze and then the parents stay up late drinking.

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26 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Someone online made the comment that this is Arizona and that it now has a very transient population. Said that lots of families move to Arizona, stay around 2 years and then move on. 

It is supposed to be one of the fastest growing states - not sure why. Perhaps the exodus from California or an influx from south of the border. Not sure why people stay such a short period though - perhaps the climate is too harsh. I have read that the heat is unbearable there in summer now and air conditioning costs have soared.

Anyhow, the person said that people do not bother making friends now as they move on so quickly.

I've been there and it's just as hot as the neighbouring states presumably. Think it's the appeal of wide open spaces which draws people in, national parks and so on... and there's shit loads of development going on, but not as expensive as California. Problem is that it's still 99% desert, really hot, and in the middle of nowhere. It went up to 46C in Nevada when I was there.

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A pizza party? no wonder no one turned up, had it been bowling, trampolining, spy masters, football, nerfgun ... pretty fucking much any other activity, kids will have turned up. The pizza is for after the activity.

being Arizona, another kid probably had an AK47 party, who would miss that for a pizza?

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2 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Someone online made the comment that this is Arizona and that it now has a very transient population. Said that lots of families move to Arizona, stay around 2 years and then move on. 

It is supposed to be one of the fastest growing states - not sure why. Perhaps the exodus from California or an influx from south of the border. Jot sure why people stay such a short period though - perhaps the climate is too harsh. I have read that the heat is unbearable there in summer now and air conditioning costs have soared.

Anyhow, the person said that people do not bother making friends now as they move on so quickly.

I'm calling BS on this as a reason.

Simple reason. We're your typical expat family. By definition, transient carpetbaggers.

We did kids' birthday parties, our kids were invited to other kids' parties.

Kids - by nature - have "best friends". OK, they may not stay best friends for long, and they may have more "best friends" than they have fingers they are able to count on when young. They may have only known the kid for a few months. Their family might be moved on by their employer at the end of the year - but that's not the point. They are on the "best friends" list at that point in time. So they get an invite.

Here's some observations from the photo without looking at any other detail.

It looks like it's being held in one of those purpose built "party venues". Indoor play area with huge multi-party eating facility attached. Soulless places. The BotLets were invited to a couple by banking families (dull, unimaginative people). It treats what should be an intimate, joyous celebration as if it's just another widget on an assembly line. Oh, and there's a giftshop too in case you left getting a present to the last minute.

You can have free play until 4:30pm precisely, and then you'd better be at the feeding zone because that's your allotted time for pizza and cake (one of those foam-covered monstrosities with a photo printed on top). But you'd better be finished by 5:00pm, because the next booking needs that space... 

My kids weren't impressed. They talked a couple of friends out of holding their birthday parties there.

 

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53 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Party was on a Sunday afternoon so no reason no one would go.

Could be something really obvious,   like another kid had already invited everyone to another party on the same day so there was inevitably going to be a problem.

Or the kid forgot to distribute the invitations (or lost them).

Or..  any number of reasons.

The mother was silly for not confirming beforehand,  cancelling the venue and having a family Birthday Party at home or a trip to a theme park etc..

Agreed. Either 1) the Mum's behaved horrendously and alienated all the parents, or 2) the kid/teacher didn't give out the invites. 

To be honest, if the kid was just a horror, or there was another party on they would have got sufficient "Thanks, but no thanks" type messages to be alerted that it wasn't happening.

Judging by the Mum's reaction to the situation of going straight to the papers, in a move that can only be calculated to alienate them further, I'm leaning towards 1.

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2 minutes ago, Hail the Tripod said:

Agreed. Either 1) the Mum's behaved horrendously and alienated all the parents, or 2) the kid/teacher didn't give out the invites. 

To be honest, if the kid was just a horror, or there was another party on they would have got sufficient "Thanks, but no thanks" type messages to be alerted that it wasn't happening.

Judging by the Mum's reaction to the situation of going straight to the papers, in a move that can only be calculated to alienate them further, I'm leaning towards 1.

Kids a boy too, short hair, so unlikely to have nits - the only other reaso nto avoid kids socialising.

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1 hour ago, spunko said:

Sod that. I don't want to have to socialise with a load of tedious parents just so my kids don't feel lonely on their birthday.:Old:

We don't socialise with the other parents, but their kids mostly came to daughter's party, she's a friendly lass and gets on well with the other kids on the whole, that's the key thing IMO.  Kid must be a bit weird if none of the other kids badgered their parents to be able to go to the party.  

The only thing we do is ensure the party isn't on the same day/time as a classmate's party, there are a couple of Whatsapp group chats for that kind of thing. So while I'm not necessarily recommending parenthood to you, having to socialise with other parents isn't a reason to not do it.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Happy Renting said:

No beer or fags on the table. No self-respecting kid would bother going.

If this had happened in Airdrie you would have a hoard of wee scum turning up to jib the fucker. :Old:

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Narcissistic Mum.

In the old days, when embarrassing stuff happened to you as a kid, it would be forgotten in time. Now you've got to worry about your ma taking a photo of your embarrassing moments and using them to get attention on social media. Nice one Mum.

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8 hours ago, spunko said:

 

Sod that. I don't want to have to socialise with a load of tedious parents just so my kids don't feel lonely on their birthday.:Old:

im just comeing up to 6 years where i live,i dont know a single persons name,i wave to one person thats it.never mind a kids friends parents.unless mum regualy wears thongs with tight leggings or jodphurs .

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My son came home once... "Lewis has organized his party on the same day as mine, kids are torn as to which one to go to as Lewis has a pool"

Fuck-it I said to the boy, I'll go and talk to your mates when i drop you off tomorrow.

"Kids, we're going to have a fucking huge bouncy castle, a magician, more coke than you can snort a wii with a large screen TV and a goody bag".

No-one went to Lewis' party, his parents never spoke to us again (every cloud)... in fact the kid in the photo looks a lot like Lewis.

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16 minutes ago, Dave Bloke said:

My son came home once... "Lewis has organized his party on the same day as mine, kids are torn as to which one to go to as Lewis has a pool"

Fuck-it I said to the boy, I'll go and talk to your mates when i drop you off tomorrow.

"Kids, we're going to have a fucking huge bouncy castle, a magician, more coke than you can snort a wii with a large screen TV and a goody bag".

No-one went to Lewis' party, his parents never spoke to us again (every cloud)... in fact the kid in the photo looks a lot like Lewis.

You’re hosting the inaugural DOSBODS party.

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9 hours ago, spygirl said:

5327106-6307877-image-a-1_1540309435330.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6307877/Arizona-boy-6-showered-support-no-one-showed-birthday-pizza-party.html

Right, Im a couple of yers beyond the whole kids party now, thank god.

My thinking:

1) Either the kid and his mum, or both, are a total pair of cunts that no kid ortheirparents will go anywhere near.

2) Mums an idiot/cheap/ - orgnaisng the party at a cheap ime i.e. when they are emant to be at school. Ive had that twice -'Cant you just take them out of school? No'

3) The number of invites are suspisovculy high -32. Any more than 10 its hell. So it might be a scam to have the cheaptest aprty, invite the enitre class and try and get parents to pay more for prestns than the party costs. We've had that twice, same bitch mother. Standard party prene is £10. She laid on a party for the entire year - ~100 kids, at the local drinkman club. Food was dire and limited - sandwiches for ~30 kids and bottles of squash. Plan was spend about ~50 quid (she was meant to be clenaign the club at the time, pay ~100 for cheap food, then get 100x10 = 1K in presents.

 

 

 

 

If this is IS true (very doubtful), it's better that the kid learns at 6 that most people are total cunts. Took me many more years than that to learn THAT lesson.

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He looks like the kid from Sixth Sense. Was gonna post a pic from the film but a later one us funnier. Also the bird in the dress in the background seems like a pretty good DOSBOD catch.

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3 hours ago, stokiescum said:

im just comeing up to 6 years where i live,i dont know a single persons name,i wave to one person thats it.never mind a kids friends parents.unless mum regualy wears thongs with tight leggings or jodphurs .

Stokie, spelling the word "jodhpurs" correctly? Wtf?!

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