wibu to call Dh common for sitting on the front door step. in the sun

(107 Posts)
waikikamookau Mon 07-Oct-13 15:05:21

tis a council house thing, imo. I wouldn't do it, <<didn't grow up on council estate, but DH did>>

Edithmark Mon 07-Oct-13 22:34:09

I know! But is Ok we are def. middle class got masters degrees from posh universities and read The Guardian. Also go to the opera a lot. And have actually truly been to tea with the Queen (ok, a garden party, but even so...). It was Her Maj wot gave us speshul dispensation to drink beer in our own garden and never mind what the neighbours think. That's what she and Phil do of an evening. Then they ring for a kebab. It's traditional English life.

Salmotrutta Mon 07-Oct-13 20:06:57

A beer in your hand??? shock

What would Her Maj think? shock

Edithmark Mon 07-Oct-13 20:01:30

And me and DHT always sit on our back step despite having a table and chairs outside. It's companiable...we wedge ourselves in the door way that way you can be warmish and hear the DCs but still be outside with a beer in your hand enjoying the sunset.

Salmotrutta Mon 07-Oct-13 19:04:43

Does he eat in the street as well?

<tut>

littlewhitebag Mon 07-Oct-13 19:03:25

I would never sit on my front step. My house is north facing and it is always cold.

The back door however is lovely. I like to sit positioned just inside the doorway out of the draught. My DH has put a table and chairs plus a bench in the garden, but i prefer the doorway.

I grew up in a council house grin. My current house is proper posh.

I'm in a council house and I have been doing this while toddler played out and my neighbour was in her garden.

Couldn't give a diving pope if its common.

Preciousbane Mon 07-Oct-13 18:03:13

I love sitting on my front step, I have a little garden which is basked in late afternoon sun. Reminds me of being small, I used to be sat out on the front step for hours at the age of 2. Can you imagine that these days.

Badvoc Mon 07-Oct-13 17:59:40

Wow.
You're a charmer, aren't you?

Edithmark Mon 07-Oct-13 17:58:08

grin at Mrs Devere.

Bertrude Mon 07-Oct-13 17:54:29

I have a table and chairs in my front yard.

I have even been known to drink wine from a box whilst sitting there.

If I'd been able to get special brew, husband would have sat drinking that for comedy value

I can assure you, it is not a council house 4 bed, sea view, very swanky estate and we are both high earning professionals. But we are most definitely common grin

Llareggub Mon 07-Oct-13 17:44:39

Everyone sits out the front in our street. We live on a hill overlooking the sea. We sit where the view is.

The only people who worry about what others think are insecure.

YourMaNoBraBackOfMyHearse Mon 07-Oct-13 17:36:40

I dont mind it when you see someone just sat there having a brew or a fag and just relaxing. But my neighbour across the road lets every teenager in the area congregate in her garden and they either shout abuse at passers by or go completely silent and burst into laughter after you pass. Not nice for anyone. Had i seen that when viewing our house I wouldnt have bought it. I love bad weather. They all fuck off and take their surliness and faces like slapped arses elsewhere. The house attached to hers has been upv for sale for 8 months. I dont think her neighbour has the guts to ask them to move.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Mon 07-Oct-13 17:19:17

You see more of sitting on front steps on council estates than you do elsewhere, imo. That does not make it an undesirable trait though! I enjoy sitting outside the front of my 'executive detached' grin as the front is south facing and even at this time of year can be nice. I sat out this morning in fact and enjoyed a cuppa.

usualsuspect Mon 07-Oct-13 17:15:09

My back garden backs onto a busy road, it's actually quieter on the front.

5madthings Mon 07-Oct-13 17:10:47

I live in a very quiet cul de sac and have a driveway so not right in the street but its nice, the neighbors all say hello etc, kids play out, its one of the reasons we bought this house.

waikikamookau Mon 07-Oct-13 17:07:10

I would have to talk to people as they went by wink

it is too noisy though, not pleasant imo.

noddyholder Mon 07-Oct-13 17:05:18

Can I ask those who say no they wouldn't so it Why?

I wouldn't do it. And I actually do live in a council house.

5madthings Mon 07-Oct-13 16:56:46

I am currently sat in my front garden having a fag, I would sit on the bench we have but rather annoyingly I have no WiFi signal if I sit there,my daughter is on her scooter in only a pair of knickers and a top, that's pretty well dressed for her and my house is an ex council house grin

JessePinkmansBitch Mon 07-Oct-13 16:55:10

Oh, come on! My dad loves sitting on his front step in the sun, usually with a bottle of Bud in one hand shock and his Kindle in the other. He owns his house outright, btw, hth.

Jux Mon 07-Oct-13 16:54:14

Gosh yes, I'd sit wherever the sun was, and have done so on many occasions. It's nothing to do with class, upbringing, council estates. I was brought up in a very posh suburb, went to prep school etc. We all sat in the front if that was where the sun was and we wanted to. Nothong wrong with it at all.

Think there's a bit of Hyacinth Bucket hanging around here grin

noddyholder Mon 07-Oct-13 16:53:24

He sounds cool.

waikikamookau Mon 07-Oct-13 16:51:30

tbh you couldn't chat on our doorstep. the noise from the passing traffic would stop that.
but dh doesn't care, he was reading, he just nods

noddyholder Mon 07-Oct-13 16:49:01

Mogz I agree I would hate to live somewhere where people felt they had to stay in their little boxes. People sit out everywhere where I live and its great to walk home in summer and stop and chat

JakeBullet Mon 07-Oct-13 16:46:16

I live in a cul de sac which is all housing association properties. When the weather is nice ALL my immediate neighbours sit out the front in deckchairs etc and drink lager. It drives me nuts but on the other hand everyone is very good natured and good hearted. If I was in trouble they would be there in a heartbeat.

The noise level irritates me at times but I just try and ignore it as much as possible.

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