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To need mumsnet to make every single day to day decision for me?

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TheRhubarb Wed 20-Jul-11 13:54:54

Should I buy some hideous dress from ebay? Should I open the door if someone dares to knock on it? How about if the telephone rings, should I answer it? My husband looked at me funny yesterday, aibu to be still upset about it? My leg is hanging off, should I bother the GP?

What did all these people do before Mumsnet? Run around in circles screaming hysterically?

worraliberty Wed 20-Jul-11 13:57:21

YANBU at all

I can't remember which thread it was yesterday that had such an inane question on it, I had to log out before I screamed FFS what did you do before the internet??

GypsyMoth Wed 20-Jul-11 13:57:26

i often think the same!!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 20-Jul-11 13:57:42

What's the point of this thread then?

sausagesandmarmelade Wed 20-Jul-11 14:04:47

Very good point!!

Whilst I can see that some people have real dillemma's which might warrant an objective opinion....I do sometimes wonder how some others would cope (or make decisions) without being able to first consult a bunch of strangers on here.

Whatever happened to common sense?


TheRhubarb Wed 20-Jul-11 14:05:28

No point at all. Just venting my frustration at the active board right now. I think there is more to a thread than the title so I click on it and no, there is nothing more to it than that. They really did just want to know if it would be rude not to answer the telephone.

I worry that thinking for yourself will soon be classed as a specialist skill.

sausagesandmarmelade Wed 20-Jul-11 14:11:47

Maybe there are other reasons...

Maybe they think their thread is funny/entertaining to others...

or maybe they just like/need to post often

OR....maybe they already know the answer but want reassurance that the majority of other posters agree with them.

usualsuspect Wed 20-Jul-11 14:17:21

Maybe they are just bored...

shall I have biscuit with my tea?

peppapighastakenovermylife Wed 20-Jul-11 14:19:44

What biscuits do you have? I need more information...

usualsuspect Wed 20-Jul-11 14:21:30

Shortbread finger or jaffa cake?

OldRedEyes Wed 20-Jul-11 14:23:55

What did all these people do before Mumsnet? Run around in circles screaming hysterically?

i often wonder. Not just MN but all these kind of forums

it seems common sense is dead and buried

TherapeuticVino Wed 20-Jul-11 14:24:10

lol YANBU. Sadly they are probably the same people who post every tiny tedious detail of their day on FB. And post 10 times a day from the holiday where they're having such an AMAZING time that they are online constantly.........

bluesgal Wed 20-Jul-11 14:25:24

Hold on a sec - just need to start a thread to ask if I need MN to start a thread ;-)

peppapighastakenovermylife Wed 20-Jul-11 14:27:49

jaffa cake definitely.

TheRhubarb Wed 20-Jul-11 14:30:13

Oh DO start a thread asking if you should start a thread! <feels mischievous>

Did you see the one about whether or not to open the front door ffs?

Now do you dunk the biscuit or not?

naturalbaby Wed 20-Jul-11 14:31:24

chocolate malted milk biscuits with my coffee.

some of daft parenting ones can be answered with at least a google the answer, or even reading some of the many leaflets and books given out by health visitors and the like.

then they get all offended when they don't like the answer: "AIBU." "yes." "but I'm not really!" what are you doing on AIBU then?

naturalbaby Wed 20-Jul-11 14:33:16

<dunks chocolate malted milk to make a moccacino>

usualsuspect Wed 20-Jul-11 14:34:05

I don't mind if the chatty ones are in chat so much

its when they put them in aibu that annoys me

thestringcheeseincident Wed 20-Jul-11 14:47:44

It's the medical ones that astound me the most. Usually something like I've just been to the doctor. Diagnosed with X. What should I do? Ummm, I dunno, maybe you should of asked your health professional? But sure ask a random bunch of strangers. Good move.

Oblomov Wed 20-Jul-11 15:48:53

oh I like a good banal thread.
should i leave my husband becsue he does a/b/c. You are seriously considering leaving your husband becasue of what WE think ?
good god. save us.

sausagesandmarmelade Wed 20-Jul-11 15:54:03

I sooo agree with the String re the medical threads....

You feel like screaming...GO SEE A DOCTOR!!!WHAT ARE YOU DITHERING FOR...

We are NOT experts!

sausagesandmarmelade Wed 20-Jul-11 15:55:28

Have to say I often add my two penn'orth anyways....

TheRhubarb Wed 20-Jul-11 16:54:25

So what would you say to the one who wondered whether she should answer her door or not?

I don't mind the medical ones so much, it's the ones who post completely banal things asking for advice and it's just so tempting to post that if they have to ask whether or not to answer their own bloody front door perhaps they need therapy.

VelvetSnow Wed 20-Jul-11 17:06:25

<waits patiently for the most amazing thread ever to be started by Rhubarb0) grin

But honestly, yes I agree with you - if you need to ask the "internet" whether or not you should answer your door then you need to be fucking locked up and not have the facility of a door at all!!!!

I didn't see that thread though, I was too busy running around in circles screaming like a banshee because my microwave pinged and I was convinced the food was not ready, I did not have use of the laptop at the time so unfortunately could not ask MN for advice.

Luckily I dialled 999 and a nice fireman type man came to my house, checked the temperature of my food and bobs yer uncle - it was in fact ready to eat, so my microwave pinged correctly!

<rocks back and forth>

TheRhubarb Wed 20-Jul-11 17:08:43

I'd post that for you VelvetSnow but right now I'm too busy being angry as dh is being screwed over for being honest.

Tomorrow though, to cheer us all up, watch out for such a thread!

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