A FB friend of mine has just posted a sad face as their status.

(66 Posts)
kim147 Fri 13-Sep-13 23:33:50

AIBU to just ask them why they needed to do that instead of just saying what's wrong?

She's already had 4 "What's up, hun?" replies.

Lilacroses Fri 13-Sep-13 23:44:37

Hilda! Good suggestion!

tanfastic Fri 13-Sep-13 23:44:38

There are hundreds of people on Facebook who are friends with people they've never spoken to or even met. Some of my nieces have hundreds of "friends". Worries me silly.

kim147 Fri 13-Sep-13 23:45:44

We've emailed and messaged each other. We have certain things that bond us.

How did you discover this bond then, if you have never met?

kim147 Fri 13-Sep-13 23:48:34

That would be telling. But I'm not going to.

Let me guess, you "met" here.....

YouTheCat Fri 13-Sep-13 23:51:59

I have tonnes of friends on facebook that I've never met. I met them on a parenting forum. Some of them I've 'known' for 8 years.

However, none of them would post 'sad' with no other explanation because that is just attention seeking crap imo.

TSSDNCOP Fri 13-Sep-13 23:54:44

12 hours ago a FB "friend" posted 'at X hospital'

Why?! Just, you know, why?! Umpteen ?'s posted, no reply. Coud be catastrophic hideousness, could be fuck all.

DuelingFanjo Fri 13-Sep-13 23:56:02

If a friend of mine was in hospital I would ring or text them. I'd be quite worried to be honest.

numbum Fri 13-Sep-13 23:56:50

I posted things like that after I lost DD and my real friends would have understood. However, I assume you would have mentioned anything like that and therefore YANBU

kim147 Fri 13-Sep-13 23:57:13

No more updates.

I'm sure she'll update in the morning.

I can't stand cryptic statuses. It took me a few months to realise a friend of mine had separated given her updates were so bloody vague. How can you make separation cryptic?

I'll update in the morning. If it's interesting.

You could send the others in to overdrive by writing - "OMG are you ok ater what happened? No wonder you are so sad. Here for you hun xxxx"

Mwahahahaha <evil>

YouTheCat Fri 13-Sep-13 23:57:41

I have friends who'll post they are at X hospital. It invariably means one of their kids has gone and done something daft again though and they always update with details.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Fri 13-Sep-13 23:58:03

sad

kim147 Fri 13-Sep-13 23:58:08

I think it might be because Tony Benn is in hospital. She's very left wing.

ZingWantsCake Fri 13-Sep-13 23:58:29

maybe she meant to do smile but it got autocorrected

YouTheCat Fri 13-Sep-13 23:58:59

Well that is fair enough and makes me sad.

Though not sad enough to post sad

ZingWantsCake Sat 14-Sep-13 00:01:32

it's that drawing game!

answer:

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ad the next person who posts

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wins!

sad
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kim147 Sat 14-Sep-13 00:02:16

smile

elcranko Sat 14-Sep-13 00:03:27

Irritating. Hide or delete.

ZingWantsCake Sat 14-Sep-13 00:05:34

or you could post : shock hmm confused thanks ?wine ?brew ?biscuit ? cake ? tennis ?

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grin
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HildaOgden Sat 14-Sep-13 00:11:39

A sad face because a politician she doesn't personally know is in hospital???

Ah God love her,she must have no life.

RiffyWammal Sat 14-Sep-13 00:17:36

One of my fb friends (an old schoolfriend who I never see in RL) posted a cryptic status this week, about what a heartbreaking week she'd had...I didn't feel I could ask for details as I don't know her well enough. Someone else asked 'what's wrong hun' and she replied with the inevitable 'I'll inbox you hun'. GAH for God's sake woman, tell us all of it or don't tell us anything at all, you attention-seeking tit!

Bogeyface Sat 14-Sep-13 00:22:14

Post the last line of Riffys post

GAH for God's sake woman, tell us all of it or don't tell us anything at all, you attention-seeking tit!

Oh god Riffy, I had exactly the same scenario with a cousin a while back, except I was the fool who expressed concern. In the promised PM there unfolded the heart-wrenching story of how a woman in a charity shop had been quite rude to her teenage daughter. Nowadays I periodically repost the "If you don't want to talk about it, don't post vague Facebook statuses fishing for people to ask what's wrong" meme to remind myself and others that I am a hard-faced cow.

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