to not understand or find 'drunk' threads funny?

(279 Posts)
ScarlettBelle Tue 01-Jan-13 04:30:21

I really don't understand drunk threads....

When I've been out drinking and I get home I either go straight to bed (without taking my make-up off eww) or chuck a pint of water and then go to bed.

I have no effort to do anything, but crash out in bed.

I have to gather the will power to brush my teeth nevermind switching on my laptop and starting a thread. As it really is the furthest thing from my mind.

Also I do realise that people use their phones to start threads. But when I'm out having fun with friends or my partner drinking, thats generally exactly what I'm doing. I don't think - hang on a second and whip my phone out and start a thread on mumsnet.

And I just don't find posts such as -

weifjwp uwrh fvh i ma soooooo durnk!!! wefpwehf

Funny.

Aibu?

BellaVita Tue 01-Jan-13 08:35:06

You sound really lovely Scarlett.

scott2609 Tue 01-Jan-13 08:42:08

I'm with you Scarlett!

juneybean Tue 01-Jan-13 08:47:47

Yanbu but the level of double standards on mumsnet is ridiculous

Fakebook Tue 01-Jan-13 08:48:19

I don't find them funny either, because I don't drink. When I sometimes read posts like that I can feel their level of drunkenness and feel sick vicariously through their posts.

As for updating and stuff, I have my mobile to hand all the time. Since Dd's holidays started I have more time to come on here and check my email every hour or so. I suppose you can't get out of that habit whilst drunk either. I wouldn't know though.

EIizaDay Tue 01-Jan-13 08:53:54

OP - I think you've been unfairly treated here but don't take it to heart. Expat in Scotland saying you sound like a "mean nasty drunk" is completely uncalled for. Why was she so horrible to you??

TheHoneyDragonsDrunkInTheIvy Tue 01-Jan-13 08:57:26

I much prefer people posting pissed on here are Fb as I can choose to engage.

I loathe drunk texters/callers. Drunk texting is self indulgent wankery and a rude invasion on others time. It is not down to you in your inebriated state to decide someone wants to read your shite.

I don't drink so I just hide the drunk threads - maybe you would feel better if you did the same OP?

For a lot of posters Mumsnet is a community, we have made friends here. I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't understand why MN is my first thought when I'm struggling but to me it makes perfect sense. So what?

DrRanj Tue 01-Jan-13 08:58:54

Why do you care?!

MaryAstor Tue 01-Jan-13 09:05:53

YANBU. I hate it in RL too, and on FB and Twitter. Drunk people showing off about how drunk they are is dull and childish.

Really? You bought some wine?! Really, you drank it?! Really, you are going to have another "cheeky" glass?! Really, everything is spinny?! Really, you have a badly spelled ramble about something hilariously inconsequential, or am innuendo about sex?! Hahaha, it's so funny!

I mean, whatever, I just avoid those threads. Who cares? But seriously, no one is honestly reading those threads now and thinking "yep, MN at its best - put it in classics" are they? Unless they're actually sixteen.

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 09:08:48

' I'm not a misery guts '

Yes you are.

Just don't go on the bloody thread. Easy peasy.

The drunk thread is usually folk at home getting pissed and having a laugh/chat. So what.

I don't get you or why you'd start this thread tbh. Weird.

Pagwatch Tue 01-Jan-13 09:12:34

I honestly don't think I have ever opened one. So I would recommend that if you are uncomfortable/not interested.
And I don't say that to be snarky - there are lots of threads that I know from the title will not interest me. Some, like ones with pus in the title, are unfathomable to me so I don't even open them.

There are things that people post about which I find uninteresting and unfunny. I am sure everyone feels the same way. But it is easier to let people get on with it isn't it.

I have a list.
Daily mail shite with 'apologies' in the title
Mawkish 'look at this tragic story. Let's discuss in for days in minute detail but with lots of sad so we don't appear to be rubber necking.
Pus porn
Threads about d-list celebs

I don't understand them at all. So I just on't open them rather than question the people who do like them

Sirzy Tue 01-Jan-13 09:16:12

why does it matter? It isn't going to harm anyone and can be quite funny

Canyou not just hide the thread? Problem solved!

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 09:24:41

I wonder if the OP was pissed when she started this thread grin

Pag I hate those pus threads. In fact they annoy me a bit but I just ignore them. If people get off on that sort of stuff good for them <shrug> it's just not for me..

IsawFoofyShmoofingSantaClaus Tue 01-Jan-13 09:31:38

I think you've opened a drunk thread and made your assumptions based on one or two posts that back up the conclusions you'd already jumped to on reading the thread title.

if you'd participated in a drunk thread you would know that they are usually started early evening, a lot a few of the participants aren't actually bloody drunk and it's more like a evening down the pub or at a mates house. Except it's on here.

So, my giant assumption about you would be, that you desperately wanted to started a whingy inflammatory thread about something that irks you but that you know stuff all about.

IsawFoofyShmoofingSantaClaus Tue 01-Jan-13 09:32:45

Happy New Year smile

Arthurfowlersallotment Tue 01-Jan-13 09:33:30

Ooh check out the nasty people on here.

I'm with you OP. YANBU.

Pagwatch Tue 01-Jan-13 09:33:36

I am glad i am not alone Everlong. They are baffling to me. But then I remember it is mumsnet not pagsnet grin

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 09:38:11

grin true pag still frigging disgusting though

I remember a few years ago ds showed me and dh a clip on YouTube ( just when sporn became massive ) dear god we were screaming and nearly crying.. scarred me it did!

Tee2072Thing Tue 01-Jan-13 09:40:07

I coulda sworn it was Teesnet and therefore all puss threads immediately deleted.

Or perhaps I just hide them?

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 09:43:12

Yep hiding is the answer if you need to.

I can just blank the title out. I very rarely hide a thread. If I do it's one that I've been on arguing and it's started to get me down. Nice that we have the option I suppose.

Loveweekends10 Tue 01-Jan-13 09:48:56

Ah if we were all so perfect. At least they are being harmless.

dontwanttobefatandforty Tue 01-Jan-13 09:57:21

wow have a lot of people decided nasty is the way to start the New Year? I actually agree with OP, drunk posting, texting, facebooking is odd.

Yes if started early and had a drink while posting - different
Coming on here (or any forum) while out - rude

Maybe OP gets more drunk when out and can only think of getting into bed, but someone who goes out gets tipsy home for 11 just may go on-line, but they wont be doing the nonsensical postings either.

I do think you - unfortunately seems a lot of you lately need to stop being so nasty!

SayMama Tue 01-Jan-13 10:07:42

Just checking this is AIBU...y'know, for silly complaints that are silly...yup.

YANBU OP. don't understand the nastiness at all sad

McNewPants2013 Tue 01-Jan-13 10:16:01

I can never just come home then go straight to bed, I need a limitless down time and a big glass of water. Sometimes I come on mumsnet drunk or Facebook ect.

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