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to tell my mum to stop emailing me this shit

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CatchTheFox Sun 30-Dec-12 18:58:06

my mum keeps emailing me generic, nauseating and frankly depressing snippets of BS she finds on Facebook. I am not on Facebook, partly to avoid this kind of nonsense. Today she sent me this:

?There comes a point in life when fun no longer means clubbing, drinking or being out till 2am, or thinking about yourself! Fun means Disney movies, family dinners, bedtime stories, long cuddles, a messy house, sleeping by 10pm and hearing little voices say ?I love you.? Becoming a parent doesn?t change you, it makes you realize that the little people that YOU created deserve the very best of your time ♥ Repost if you get it. I hope I see this on the wall of every Mom & Dad I know?

She prefaced this by saying 'saw this and thought of you'. What she should have thought was 'this is exactly the kind of thing that catchthefox would fucking hate, i'd better not send it her in case she drinks all the trifle sherry and smashes a window'

i have told her before that these things get right up my cuff. she's known me for 38 years FFS. i am desperate to tell her to stop but i have a history of being a knobhead so AIBU?

Trills Sun 30-Dec-12 18:59:18

Best not to call it "shit" but fair enough to ask her not to email you anything that is:
copied and pasted
"forward this if you love xxx"
taken from Facebook

FutTheShuckUp Sun 30-Dec-12 19:01:22

Could be worse- could have my mother emailiing you what your faults are where you've failed and how lucky I am to have a mother like her hmm

uptheamp Sun 30-Dec-12 19:02:51

there is some mawkish crap on the internet isn't there, i'd tell her to stop, why have you a history of being a knobhead? grin

LittleBairn Sun 30-Dec-12 19:04:13

YANBU I don't do FB for this reason too ( well one of them) and made it clear to my mum and sis to stop sending me such bull otherwise I delete their emails without readind so will miss any news of themselves they send me.

LittleBairn Sun 30-Dec-12 19:05:28

And what the hell is wrong about thinking about yourself once in a while! Total matrish shit!

DunderMifflin Sun 30-Dec-12 19:05:38

Just wanted to say how funny your post is Fox - I hate this shite too. It's toxic and mawkish, a heady concoction.

MargeySimpson Sun 30-Dec-12 19:05:59

I saw this on facebook today! My mum emails me walmart photos. They're hilarious. See here www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/

MrsMargoLeadbetter Sun 30-Dec-12 19:06:32

I asked my mum to not include me in her forwarded group joke/"funny" emails and she stopped. I struggle to keep on top of emails as it is. She took it ok.

Can you not ask her to stop?

balia Sun 30-Dec-12 19:06:35

I feel your pain - my oldest friend sends me this kind of debilitating sentimental nauseous wank every 10 minutes. I've had fairies of fucking delight, guardian pixies, and that fucking awful 'if you are my friend you will send it straight back' bollox complete with custesy puctures of kittens.

But - I think you have to just see it as there way of saying 'I'm thinking of you' and just delete and ignore.

catgirl1976geesealaying Sun 30-Dec-12 19:06:36

eeeeeeeeew YANBU

But do it nicely.........maybe lie tell her some of them have viruses attached and, as much as you love them, just to be safe etc

That should do it grin

AngelsWithSilverWings Sun 30-Dec-12 19:08:54

I hate this too. I had to ask my MIL not to send that sort of stuff to me as it was clogging up my inbox.

Luckily she now has her Facebook page to post all this rubbish on.

Unfortunately she does still cut things out from magazines and The Daily Mail that she thinks I should read.

Needless to say they go straight in the bin as soon as she has gone home.

FromEsme Sun 30-Dec-12 19:09:19

Oh God that stuff makes me puke. Especially the implication that EVERYONE has to have kids and that there is somehow more worth in being a parent than in going out having fun.

It just sounds like people are about to burst into tears because they REALLY fucking want a martini instead of having to watch Harry Potter.

PartridgeInASpicyPearTree Sun 30-Dec-12 19:10:01

YANBU - that kind of shit on my news feed gets you immediately unfriended. I'd be sending her to spam!

SantasNaughtySack Sun 30-Dec-12 19:10:14

My mum forwards me all of the WARNING! THIS IS 123% TRUE bollocks.
I've just started emailing her the Snopes link that disproves it each time... It's rather good fun actually grin

peaceandlovebunny Sun 30-Dec-12 19:10:46

'mum, don't forward me anything from facebook'.

LetsFaceThePresentsTheyrePants Sun 30-Dec-12 19:11:49

Ok who can come up with a piss-take email to send in reply?

I have a lovely friend who does this sending of crapola. And she falls for every 'warning' and 'send this to 10 others' nonsense going.

Come on, there must be a way.

MisForMumNotMaid Sun 30-Dec-12 19:12:53

Create a stuff for a miserable day when i've nothing better to do folder and then write a rule so forwarded mails or mails with a facebook reference go straight to this folder.

travellingwilbury Sun 30-Dec-12 19:13:18

I would rather get pissed and stay up till two .

evilgiraffe Sun 30-Dec-12 19:18:14

"I'd better not send it her in case she drinks all the trifle sherry and smashes a window"

Oh, this is too funny, I am giggling so much DH is giving me funny looks grin

FellatioNelson Sun 30-Dec-12 19:19:13

OP, are you me?

I CANNOT stop laughing at this. I've just read it all out in an irritating strangulated voice (due to laughing so much) to my DH. He doesn't find it very funny but then he doesn't really get MN and has very little sense of humor generally.

OP, YADNBU. And I think I love you.

WeWilsonAMerryChristmas Sun 30-Dec-12 19:19:53

I love that you are deliberately not on Facebook, and yet your DM still copies and pastes shit like this so you don't miss out. grin. Can you change your email address?

WeWilsonAMerryChristmas Sun 30-Dec-12 19:20:39

Or set up catch@sendmealoadofmawkishshit especially for your DM?

meddie Sun 30-Dec-12 19:23:56

Can't stand it either. Along with the ones that have a caveat at the end saying 'true friends would repost this on their wall. If you are my friend repost'.

Big pet peeve though is the ones that involve a sick child telling people to share and repost to 'get this child a heart' etc. Not only are they usually pictures pinched from the internet and posted without the child or parents permission. But they are no better than chain letters. They don't achieve anything at all. Do people really believe Facebook will find a matched donor if 200k people click 'like'

crazycanuck Sun 30-Dec-12 19:25:16

My friend must be so thrilled her mum doesn't have Facebook, as she gets ominous newspaper clippings whenever she announces she is so much as walking out her front door. She booked a last minute trip to Nepal over the holidays and received an article about how 2 girls were drugged and died in their hotel room in Nepal. When she mentioned she'd be working offshore(she works in the oil industry) her mum sent her an article about a woman who had been gang raped on an oil rig. When I was going to Australia her mum sent her articles (to pass onto me no doubt) about people who had died of dehydration down there.

Be thankful you get the mawkish sh*t. grin

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