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Couples facebooking when they're in the same house - oh come on!

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Bennifer Sat 10-Sep-11 11:03:54

Anyone else find this irritating. Couples who post their status for the other person to comment on it, and so on, when they're in the same house. Why do it? AIBU?

MrsSatsuma Sat 10-Sep-11 11:08:18

YANBU. I HATE it when I post something (not ever directed at DH) and he comments on it. Just say it to me, I'm in the same house!!! Grr...

whackamole Sat 10-Sep-11 11:08:54

Very, YANBU! I have a couple of friends they are married and have 2 children. Not only do they post nauseating 'gorgeous hubby home in 5!' type posts, but they have FB conversations when they are clearly in the same room not only the same house!

Tee2072 Sat 10-Sep-11 11:09:36

Same house? We do it from the same room.

What's it to you?

Tee2072 Sat 10-Sep-11 11:09:53

Oh we have also been known to text from room to room or even IM. Beats yelling.

usualsuspect Sat 10-Sep-11 11:11:48

I don't care how other people use their own fb tbh

Andrewofgg Sat 10-Sep-11 11:12:19

It's like the phone call in the supermarket: I'm just over by the fish-counter.

CailinDana Sat 10-Sep-11 11:12:22

DH and I do it for the amusement of our friends. We are very witty.

GrownUpNow Sat 10-Sep-11 11:12:39

Sometimes I log myself into both accounts and have conversations with myself too... is funny.

usualsuspect Sat 10-Sep-11 11:12:43

I chat to my ds on fb all the time ,when hes upstairs and I'm downstairs grin

eaglewings Sat 10-Sep-11 11:12:47

Dh and I use FaceTime now if we are in different rooms, are house is too big to shout.

YABU, just ignore it!

tothemoonandback Sat 10-Sep-11 11:13:22

If it annoys you just remove them from your friends list.

StrandedBear Sat 10-Sep-11 11:15:50

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Andrewofgg Sat 10-Sep-11 11:16:07

GrownUpNow You can probably get help for that, although you may be too far gone . . . grin

duckdodgers Sat 10-Sep-11 11:20:09

Well I dont get all the lovely dovey stuff but me and DH have been known to comment on each others posts but its usually in relation to someone elses thread and its like a 3 plus way conversation, posts are generally funny type things as well. We are in the same house but obviously the other people arent!!!

TrillianAstra Sat 10-Sep-11 11:32:41

YABU, because there is a Facebook topic.


CalamityKate Sat 10-Sep-11 11:36:02

I think it's more for the benefit of anyone looking at the page than each other. I know a couple like this; their FB conversations go on for like 30 posts when they're clearly in the same room/house, and it's apparent that they think they're being witty and entertaining, and imagine that everyone else is reading and thinking "Wow, they're just, like, so witty and entertaining!" when in fact it's just a bit sad.

I also go hmm when the female half of the couple posts something like "I love you baby, you always cheer me up, you don't realise how special you are, blah blah blah" and I think "Why not either TELL him face to face, or TEXT him?? Why on EARTH would you want to put it on a public site?!"

It just smacks of attention seeking/showing off. In fact I think in this case she posts an awful lot of slush in the hope that his ex girlfriend will see it.

A lot of FB coupley stuff is akin to a dog peeing up a lamp-post, basically.

OvO Sat 10-Sep-11 11:42:10

I message demands of tea and toast to my DH on facebook. But in a private message so people can't see how bossy and demanding I am. grin

NotJustKangaskhan Sat 10-Sep-11 11:52:30

YANBU. I think some people do need to be reminded that Facebook has a chat option. I use it frequently with my husband when I want to pass him a link or remind him of something that isn't important and can wait until after he's finished what he's currently working on.

I don't get the desire to make a status to him specifically for his comments, he does pop up if I'm discussing what I did today or future plans obviously.

wannaBe Sat 10-Sep-11 11:57:44

I think all the lovey -dovey messages are more about trying to convince each other tbh.

I've recently deactivated my fb account, but I used to have people on there that would post things like "oh, x has the best man in the world," followed by "I love you too baby, so so so much xxx" I mean really! these are 40 something men and women with children of their own... if you love each other, tell each other, but the public declarations are clearly about wanting other people to see... It's blatant attention-seeking.

M0naLisa Sat 10-Sep-11 11:57:54

DH will sometimes comment on something i have wrote as a status but then i only see it later on. ~He doesnt post then say' ahh i just replied to your status' like some couples do.

confusedpixie Sat 10-Sep-11 12:03:29

YANBU but YABU at the same time. I hate it, especially the lovey dovey crap, but I tend to post things to my boyfriend's wall often (normally links to Bob the Angry Flower, Cadbury's Teapots and other shite) even if we're sitting on Skype chatting (currently not living together) blush And when we are together at the weekends we have been known to chat via fb when sitting right next to each other just to wind each other up.

If people watched our interactions on fb they'd think we either a) hate one another because of the amount of 'abuse' we comment or b) think we're nutters for the sort of things we link to one another. Probably both.

BallantyneBird Sat 10-Sep-11 12:08:32

"If people watched our interactions on fb they'd think we either a) hate one another because of the amount of 'abuse' we comment or b) think we're nutters for the sort of things we link to one another. Probably both."

But the thing is, it's not IF people see your interactions, if you are in their News Stream then they WILL see them. Do you actually WANT them to think a) or b) above? confused

Bandwithering Sat 10-Sep-11 12:10:11

I read one comment that made me laugh. Husband's status "these ear phones are so shit". Wife "yeah I know, I can hear your 'music'.

Whatmeworry Sat 10-Sep-11 12:17:14

The ones on Twitter are even worse IMO

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