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Is this Facebook update reasonable or unreasonable?

(30 Posts)
womblesofwestminster Sun 13-Apr-14 19:29:02

"About to see the Mother In Law who I haven't seen for 2 years. Alert! Alert! Help! Road to hell!"

WooWooOwl Sun 13-Apr-14 19:30:49

Neither, it's just a bit shit in that it sounds like it's trying to be funny and failing.

mangomodellingclay Sun 13-Apr-14 19:34:15

Don't say anything on facebook that you wouldn't stand in a football stadium with a megaphone and shout. So I think it's unreasonable - those types comments are best texted to close friends.

Deftones Sun 13-Apr-14 19:35:15

Depends who you are in relation to the statement...would be shit if you're the MILwink wink

ThreeLannistersOneTargaryen Sun 13-Apr-14 19:46:11

Appropriate for a text.

Appropriate on an anonymous forum, like this one.

Not appropriate on a social media site, unless the audience is a very small number of people, for example post is visible to only half a dozen people.

TheReluctantCountess Sun 13-Apr-14 19:48:51

Sounds fine to me. I would use it, except I haven't seen my (step)MiL for about four years. Four glorious years.

SnagglePuss37 Sun 13-Apr-14 19:50:46

Unreasonable: potentially hurtful on Facebook where real people know families and extended families. Out of order in my book

Topaz25 Sun 13-Apr-14 19:58:28

Not appropriate for Facebook if she has the in-laws or anyone who knows them on her friends list. People who share their drama on Facebook shouldn't be surprised when they end up with more.

junkfoodaddict Sun 13-Apr-14 20:18:25

Not really for us to say whether appropriate or not - depends on the audience on FB; as someone said, the audience could be small and people who have no relation to the MIL. It would be no different to texting someone or a group of the same people who are on FB. The only difference is, it's a message with a photo attached to it.

RedRoom Sun 13-Apr-14 20:22:57

Inappropriate if more than a handful if people can see it. Potential for hurt and embarrassment. Not sure why anyone would post something like that tbh- you'd say it privately, surely?

Bitchplease Sun 13-Apr-14 20:47:09

You were being unreasonable.

HolidayCriminal Sun 13-Apr-14 21:05:53

risky; I don't want to play R or U, just risky.

Pagwatch Sun 13-Apr-14 21:07:44


Unfunny in a Colin Stunt way. So zero upside.

sunshinysummer Sun 13-Apr-14 21:19:23

Not very kind, no.

Brabra Sun 13-Apr-14 21:20:43

Are you the MIL wombles? I think it is horrible

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 13-Apr-14 21:23:53

Since the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, I'd wonder about the back-story to the post.

Unreasonable to put up as a FB post though, as it invites questions from FBfriends unfamiliar with the back-story.

WestieMamma Sun 13-Apr-14 21:30:53

Is this something you've written Wombles? If so, given the issues you are having with your DH and ILS I think it's really out of line and only going to make things worse for you.

NatashaBee Sun 13-Apr-14 22:37:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MomOfTwoGirls2 Sun 13-Apr-14 22:45:41

Not very nice. Inappropriate for Facebook, too public. Too high a risk of being very hurtful if it gets back to MIL,

ladymariner Mon 14-Apr-14 00:25:49

Don't understand why anyone would want to put hurtful rubbish like this where everyone can see it.....far from everyone thinking how funny the poster is, they will just be thinking how pathetic they sound. Either say it to someone's face or keep quiet, nobody likes a keyboard warrior....

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 14-Apr-14 07:22:16

Unreasonable immature idiotic

CaptWingoBings Mon 14-Apr-14 07:28:00


winkywinkola Mon 14-Apr-14 08:44:37

Stupid. Not unreasonable.

winkywinkola Mon 14-Apr-14 08:44:57

As in the person shouldn't have done it.

Legologgo Mon 14-Apr-14 08:45:43

Who really cares?

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