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    Posted by Dusty Substances (U1474929) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    Dx

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    Posted by E Yore (U1479700) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    Fri, 11 Jun 2010 18:18 GMT, in reply to Dusty Substances in message 1

    Indeed. I thought he was remarkably restrained in the row with Kathy. Who should be strangled sometime soon. If there is going to be a murder in Ambridge come the 60th anniversary, please, please, please let it be Kathy.

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    agreed Dusty. He was very good. What a selfish woman she is. WHy on earth does she need Kenton to trail half way round the world to support her at her exe's funeral. Bonkers or what?

    Maybe Jamie won't want to go either....

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    Posted by Dusty Substances (U1474929) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    Wasn't he just, E Yore. She is being quite unreasonable.

    Dx

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    Posted by Auntie Molly (U14110968) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    I am usually sympathetic towards Kathy, but she tried my patience sorely tonight. Just what is the big deal in her taking Jamie to NZ on her own?

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    Posted by Poorgrass (U12099742) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    I agree, Kathy came over as selfish, completely unthinking, emotional and irrational. Kenton does not need to be there, and she regards his dream of the new business with contempt. Interesting how she didn't even ask Jamie whether he wanted to go.

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    Posted by binocular (U10832169) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    Well, well, well. I don't think I've ever heard Kenton raise his voice like that. Kathy sorry you deserved it.

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    Posted by staircase23 (U10337151) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    Indeed. Fancy taking it for granted that Kenton would go. Far more "shocking" (was that the word they used?) than Jolene's decision which I think was entirely sensible.
    Stairs

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    Posted by annehurd1990 (U14419570) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    Shame he "seethed" quite so much, it slightly took the crisp edge off his anger. Mind you, Kathy would - of late - make anyone rant through clenched teeth and maybe foam at the mouth a little.

    Kathy does seem seem quite unreasonably self-centred; notwithstanding her own preoccupation with her ex it is rather unthinking to presume that your partner/significant other/domestic irritant/whatever would a) be comfortable with that preoccupation, and b) not be the slightest bit uncomforatble flying halfway around the globe for the funeral of his s/o's ex, - particular one so frequently unpleasant and insufferable as Sid.

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    Posted by annehurd1990 (U14419570) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    Ok - he was the father of her child, so she has reasonable concerns but that doesn't excuse her presumption of Kenton's coalescence.
    And this sounds like a heck of an ordeal for Jamie.

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    Posted by toffee (U8026926) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    When Kenton said Jaxx was 'my project' I'm surprised Kathy didn't point out that it was mostly Jim's money that was buying it, so more reason for HIM to look after things.

    But as I said previously, this sounds more and more like a plot device to finish Kathy and Kenton.

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    Posted by Nomadnomore - XNo - Quiz Queen (U3180380) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    I agree with the post about asking Jamie if he wants to go. Kathy is reacting in a quite bizarre way and well done Kenton for standing up to her.

    Of course they can have a memorial service in Ambridge to say goodbye.

    Kathy was quite wrong to have booked the tickets before consulting both Kenton and Jamie. I assume they are very expensive and non-refundable. I'm quite surprised that she has that much credit on her credit card. Maybe the airline will take account of her over-emotional state and allow them to cancel the tickets with a full refund? (Did you see that pig taking off?).

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    Posted by toffee (U8026926) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    b) not be the slightest bit uncomforatble flying halfway around the globe for the funeral of his s/o's ex, - particular one so frequently unpleasant and insufferable as Sid.
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    How many men WOULD want to go to his girlfriend's ex-husband-of-10-year's funeral anyway,even in the same country never mind half way round the world!

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    Posted by JudithL (U14272244) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    Both the SWs and Kathy behave as if Jamie were a small child.
    I'd have talked things over and asked whether or not he wanted to go.

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    Posted by I love Emmett (U14347802) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    In reply to message 9 upthread:

    I do so agree. When an ex boyfriend of mine died many years ago his wife called from some hundreds of miles away to tell me and as soon as I told my OH he said, "So, you'll be wanting to go to the funeral then. Don't worry, I can get a lift to work for a few days, you take the car and drive safely". He had known said ex, but would not have been at all interested in wallowing in all our shared memories. At the same time he knew I needed to say a proper goodbye.

    Kathy was being very presumptuous in booking a flight for Kenton and I think she really has no clue that he is trying to set up a business - views it as a little hobby. As others have said, she didn't even ask Jamie, who naturally seems to be at sixes and sevens with his emotions right now.

    Aunt Lula

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    Posted by typewright (U14048004) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    The clunking plot device to be the last straw for Cathy and Kenton seems right. It's the only reason for having Sid pop his clogs in NZ. Which I've wondered about for a bit (heavy hints having been dropped for a while now).

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    Posted by Now Locking for a house (U3261819) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    Wouldn't most 15 year olds want to go to their Dad's funeral....?

    I guess Kathy sees Kenton, Jamie and herself as a family unit after all this time.... She is obviously wrong..... I'm not sure what they have been...... modern and independent I suppose....

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    Posted by Farewell Fieldpenguin (U2266391) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    I thought it was quite realistic - Kenton hasn't realised yet how much it means to Kathy. In a few days he'll realise his mistake, postpone the grand opening, and catch a last minute flight to be there.

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    Posted by Victorian Fan (U2170971) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    I know. Kathy can go by herself and leave Kenton and Jamie in Ambridge.

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    Posted by La Sharpissima (U1476061) on Friday, 11th June 2010

    This is spooky Dusters, I find myself in agreement with you about Kenton for once, and that is rare!

    I am far from sure that Kathy should be dragging Jamie there either, there will be a funeral in England when the ashes are buried and I am certain that Alan would make that into a service which would give Jamie the chance to say a proper goodbye to his father without being dragged across the world simply because his mother thinks it is all about her.

    Kathy is using Jamie as an excuse, she hasn't even asked him what he would prefer.

    This is definitely another nail in the coffin of Kathy and Kenton's relationship, how long before he moves out and into poor Jill's spare room I wonder? It is of course not possible that he could rent a place on his own in Borchester he will have to bugger up his mother's chance to have a fling with a toyboy.

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