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to think this is not funny. sorry facebook.

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yorkie84 Wed 19-Mar-14 17:19:46

So a person posts on a local page asking an innocent question re how much something is.
She gets a reply MasterCard style.
time taken to do x
Time taken to do y
Time taken to wait for response
Time taken to phone organisation direct
Using the internet for what it is designed for, priceless.
Paraphrased but you get the idea.
Aibu to think this is more rude than funny or do I just not have a sense of humour.?

MaidOfStars Wed 19-Mar-14 17:22:34

Paraphrased but you get the idea

Um, not really. Was the seller being really sarcastic about how their costs are broken down?

Or did the potential buyer ask for the info instead of simply Googling (which I assume would be "using the Internet for what it is designed for")?

Smilesandpiles Wed 19-Mar-14 17:23:51

To be honest I think the reply was fine.

A hell of a lot on MN can be solved with a quick search. It's just that others want people to do it for them.

For the time it took for that person to post that question, they could have just as quickly googled it and found the answer themselves.

Objection Wed 19-Mar-14 17:24:44

Depends. I get very tempted to post something sarcastic when someone creates a thread to ask a question on MN that could be easily googled.
Sounds like a similar situation but on FB.

ilovesooty Wed 19-Mar-14 17:26:13

Were you the person who asked the question OP?

MamaPain Wed 19-Mar-14 17:27:53

It's not exactly laugh out loud but I don't think there is anything wrong with the response.

WorraLiberty Wed 19-Mar-14 17:28:50

If it's because the person was too lazy to Google, I think the reply is fair enough.

Logg1e Wed 19-Mar-14 17:29:37

What MamaPain said.

JazzAnnNonMouse Wed 19-Mar-14 17:34:20

I don't know what you're saying?

arethereanyleftatall Wed 19-Mar-14 17:44:54

the answer isn't rude. What is really rude and lazy is asking a question that you could find out the answer to by googling.

arethereanyleftatall Wed 19-Mar-14 17:46:59

I once responded to one of these questions with a screenshot of me googling the same question, and the answer below. Too subtle for the original poster, who just said thanks....

JessieMcJessie Wed 19-Mar-14 17:55:53

I believe the correct response is "JFGI" - Just Fucking Google It.

Amusingly a friend once put that on FB in response to a question. Another friend came on sheepishly a few comments later admitting that she'd just had to Google "JFGI" grin

Tabby1963 Wed 19-Mar-14 18:06:47

Jessie grin

LEMmingaround Wed 19-Mar-14 18:09:08

But mnet would be really quiet if lots of us just fucking googled it!

IneedAwittierNickname Wed 19-Mar-14 18:11:25

Jessie grin

I've also seen GIYF which means Google is your friend or Google it you fuckwit grin

StealthPolarBear Wed 19-Mar-14 18:14:35

I often post somethibg on mn I probably could google. Like the chat

RustyBear Wed 19-Mar-14 18:20:04

Thing is, if you google the price/details of a local service/attraction/whatever, you get the info you ask for - that's it.
If you ask on a decent local FB group (some are better than others of course) you get responses from people who have been there/done that, who can tell you if it's good/shit/etc, suggest alternatives, tell you how you can get a discount and all sorts of other useful stuff.

Same on MN, though not necessarily the local bit. It can also be faster than sorting through google results if you post at the right time and depending on what you're asking about.

yorkie84 Fri 21-Mar-14 16:51:58

No it wasn't me. And yes I think the person was actually looking for tips. She did get them in the end as another kind person suggested an alternative which was cheaper.
The person who replied with the response has rubbed me up the wrong way with a post before so maybe I am biased.

yorkie84 Fri 21-Mar-14 16:54:27

I think he was being sarcastic. Basically saying it would have been quicker to google. Yet google would just give price but not suggest alternatives.

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 21-Mar-14 17:03:59

Well if everybody put Just fucking google it on MN it wouldn't be a chat forum would it?
Some people want answers from people who have experienced it and you know, to discuss stuff?

Pigletin Fri 21-Mar-14 17:17:11

It depends on the question really. If it is the price she was looking for, she should have googled it herself. If she was looking for alternatives or tips from other people, she should have made that clear.

halfwildlingwoman Fri 21-Mar-14 17:25:34

I hate that kind of sarcasm. If you are irritated by the question because someone is being lazy, why not ignore? They'll soon work out they can find the answer differently, or someone that wants to will say something nice and helpful, because they've got the time to.

While we're on the subject of internet things that annoy us, I hate it when people say - on MN - "Why did you have DC/more DC/a baby with this man if you knew he was like this?"
How fucking insensitive is that? Yes, we're all thinking it but why say it? It's not like the poster can go back in time and not get pregnant! Grrrr. Every time I see it it sets my teeth on edge..

usuallyright Fri 21-Mar-14 17:27:30

I saw this on my local Facebook page (wonders if its the same one...)

TooWetToWoo Fri 21-Mar-14 17:34:06

they should have used this grin

LividofLondon Fri 21-Mar-14 17:37:46

It never ceases to amaze me how often people would rather post a message on a forum than do a quick Google search for what's often a very straightforward answer, eg what's a cockapoo? Is it laziness?

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