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To email from friends on holiday plain weird?

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carocaro Mon 22-Oct-12 18:28:56

A friend of mine is away for half term, I say friend as we have barely seen each other in the last few months and she is away on holiday with her family for half term. In the past three days I have had two long emails, from 'the poolside' going into great detail about the Club Class flight and the hotel and excursions the family have been on, including 'experience of a lifetime everyone should have'

She also says she hopes 'we have managed to get away' This is the same friend who called me at 10pm on a Friday night to ask if I wanted to look after her dog as 'she thought I could do with the money' I politely declined.

What's with this need to email and quite frankly show off? I'd love to hear all about it when she got back, face to face, over a coffee/drink, but could do without the emails!

Would you email people from holiday? I wouldn't! AIBU?

Annunziata Mon 22-Oct-12 18:32:12

She's just showing off, horrible. As for that phone call! I wouldn't call her a friend!

I'd maybe email my sister or whatever to say 'we're here, having fun, miss you, hope you're alright, see you later,' but nothing more than that!

shrimponastick Mon 22-Oct-12 18:34:00

Maybe she is bored?

LynetteScavo Mon 22-Oct-12 18:36:21

Well she can't be having that good a time if she's sending long emails. hmm

Odd.

FunBagFreddie Mon 22-Oct-12 18:36:28

Your friend sounds a bit odd!

Shakey1500 Mon 22-Oct-12 18:36:42

I'd be tempted to email back saying "Oh dear...I'm sorry that you are obviously so bored you have nothing else to do except type long emails. Here's looking forward to the Club Class return journey eh? Ciao!"

Floggingmolly Mon 22-Oct-12 19:13:38

She does sound bored. What the hell happened to the "Wish you were here" postcard? grin

SmellyFartado Mon 22-Oct-12 19:28:41

She's a fecking arse, plain and simple. No true friend does or behaves like that.

And it must be a pretty shite holiday if she's got that much time on her hands to be sending stealth emails bragging about what a good time she's having. What, writing 3hour emails by the pool, yeah right. 'Experience of a lifetime', her arse.

BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:32:08

i go on holiday to get away from everyone and everything at home. tehre is no way i would be composing long emails to send back to friends at home. no way. she must be having a crap time.

ChickenFillet Mon 22-Oct-12 19:32:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:34:56

Email her back "wow, you must be really bored if you have time to write such long emails"

TiAAAAARGHo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:38:32

She's definitely bored. I'd email asking if she was OK and was there really nothing to do all day too.

FizzyLaces Mon 22-Oct-12 19:41:53

I have a friend like this and she is doing my head in. I would like to defriend her for her vile political views but I am not sure how to.

spondulix Mon 22-Oct-12 19:43:33

"Long story short she said sorry as she was transferring a hundred thousand pounds between her 2 bank accounts."

Classic! I'm going to use that one - far better than "I was scraping shit off the floor/trying to catch DD so I could wipe the boogers from her nose."

I agree with the others, OP - she is having a terrible time and is probably emailing from her grubby hotel room as the rain pours down outside.

iklboo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:52:20

She's sat in a leaky caravan in Skegness & making it all up so she feels better. grin

iklboo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:52:45

Disclaimer - nowt wrong with Skeg!

ZenNudist Mon 22-Oct-12 19:57:05

Is she somewhere particularly exciting?

I'd laugh if she'd gone to canaries or similar.

Go on, what is her idea of an experience of a lifetime?

VBisme Mon 22-Oct-12 20:00:46

It's so obviously boasting it's just stupid.

She's clearly bored.

eBook Mon 22-Oct-12 20:07:10

Maybe now she's on holiday she has more time to catch up on emailing friends. Perhaps she thought you'd like to hear about her holiday.

ENormaSnob Mon 22-Oct-12 20:08:07

She is a boring cunt.

FunBagFreddie Mon 22-Oct-12 20:10:24

If you're emailing people from holiday to tell them how great your holiday is, it must be a fucking boring holiday.

Iheardthatpardon Mon 22-Oct-12 20:17:48

She's dine a round robin email to "ketch up" with y'all! grin

Iheardthatpardon Mon 22-Oct-12 20:18:43

Done even!

BegoniaBigtoes Mon 22-Oct-12 20:24:38

Did she maybe mean to email another friend with the same name as you and your name autofilled and she hasn't noticed?

Which wouldn't be that nice either, but it might be some colleague or something she wants to inpress.

GhostofMammaTJ Mon 22-Oct-12 22:25:55

She is not having such a good time if she is making sure to contact you. That is all you need to know.

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