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I think I'd better be upfront and honest as really I have a love hate relationship with the citizens of Ambridge and if I'm being really honest its mostly hate. The sooner Shul-ugh ends up at the bottom of a slurry pit the better for me and don't get me started on Roooth. I really cannot abide her and wish she'd followed through at that travelodge in Oxford and run off with the cow-man.

Aside from having to listen to Dopey David wailing on and on about it - it would be so much less painful listening knowing I'd never have to hear her strangulated tones ever again.

But I digress - back to Peggy. I cheered her on when she threatened to horsewhip Brain for doing more than just translating with Siobhan but aside from that memorable time all I've wanted to do is slap her - metaphorically speaking of course.

I know its completely understandable to not want your husband to go into residential care but I do think she's behaving really ungratefully to her family who have done a pretty good job of sorting out some decent care for Jack and some respite for her.

What do you think?  

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land_girl
Oct. 30th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
Absolutely the same. I have always loathed Peggy who seems to be the Queen of the Smallminded Folk in Ambridge. The only time I think I sided with her was when she helped Tom out with his business (and Pat and Tony wouldn't). I dislike Pat and Tony almost more than Peggoi.

For a day or two around the time of her stroke I was sympathetic (although not with the martyrdom and sacking of the nice home help which led to that episode). My own mother almost died of stroke last year and I found the story line very realistic. Was this the time, I wondered, where I started to change my mind at last about Peggy?

I find I haven't changed my mind at all. I think she is being loathsome and unrealistic to Lillian and Jennifer and all the people who put themselves out to help her and Jack. I think it is one thing to martyr yourself to look after somebody who can't remember who you are; quite another to expect everybody else to do the same!

And it's not as if I am unsympathetic to Jack, either, but he has been well cared for and happy.

It's a bit like supporting a bad football team, isn't it? One where your side almost never wins, and you can find a million faults with it, but if you didn't have that outlet for channeling all your bad feelings, where would you go?!
karamina
Oct. 30th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, all of this. I found I could cope with Peggy when she was ill, and now I loathe her again.
ms_siobhan
Oct. 30th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Completely agree with you about Peggy's martyrdom complex - with any luck she'll be such a burning martyr she'll set herself on fire and that will be the end of her.

The bad football team sums up my feelings about Ambridge exactly - I think I've said before I mostly read the synopsis each night rather than listen to it or else I shout at the radio in the kitchen.
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