I found out that my best friend had died. She died in her sleep at home (final stages of bone cancer) and her husband rung work as she was due to see HR that day to finally sign off that she was not going back to work (she had remained positive to the end). Her DH was going to ring all friends that afternoon - but by 10am there were posts 'RIP' on her FB page from her work collegues. Crap. I have not been on FB since (this was in June)
Blurry & Sticklebug - How unaware of other people's feelings can people possibly be. I'm also against emails to hear about terminal illnesses, divorce etc. It's just a real blow to have one of those messages come through your in box. So impersonal and detached.