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to absolutely hate this phrase...

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Yeasayer Mon 04-May-15 09:02:34

......Feeling blessed.

It seems to be a favourite status update for the majority of facebook friends. Whilst I'm happy they're happy with their lot in life surely there's another way of expressing it?

Completely irrational but I can't stand it! I can't be the only one?!

pictish Mon 04-May-15 09:06:17

No you're not alone. I've heard a bit of carping about people 'feeling blessed'. It's twee and self congratulatory so it gets up people's noses.

Personally I just find it a bit daft...but harmless. Our culture doesn't take well to out and out expressions of pleasure in one's own life. We far prefer self deprecation and sarcasm - we know where we are with that.

AlpacaMyBags Mon 04-May-15 09:06:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-May-15 09:19:36

I don't have FB, but have seen it on DS's. Is there a drop down menu of possible feelings?

Andrewofgg Mon 04-May-15 09:20:40

Pass the sick-bag and make it a big one.

ImperialBlether Mon 04-May-15 09:22:17

Ooh can we all say what we hate?

I hate:

"Enjoy" Grrr - enjoy what, ffs?

That passive aggressive "No?" at the end of an MN posting, eg "But you do shop at Waitrose, no?"

Bursarymum Mon 04-May-15 09:22:25

YANBU usually the ones on my feed are associated with Forever Living. 'Work for me is about coffee and biscuits with awe inspiring like minded people.....feeling blessed' pass the sick bucket!!

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-May-15 09:25:30

'Enjoy' as an instruction is just awful. I can't bear it when people say that.

Forever Living=scary cult IMO.

ssd Mon 04-May-15 09:33:01

the people who continually post that they are feeling blessed on facebook usually have lives that resemble a long slow car crash on the M6.

ImperialBlether Mon 04-May-15 09:33:45

It puts me off my dinner, Sparklingbrook!

HellKitty Mon 04-May-15 09:34:57

Just post a photo back of Brian Blessed and ask 'really?'

Rainicorn Mon 04-May-15 09:36:33

Yes, I hate it too. Glad it's not just me. A friend uses it all the time, for everything.

Kids finished their homework - feeling blessed
Just ate a cake - feeling blessed
Off to bed - feeling blessed

Drives me potty.

VelvetRose Mon 04-May-15 09:38:56

Agreed and also "enjoy". Another recently overused phrase that I hate is "I know, right?" Aaaaargh!

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-May-15 09:42:01

Me too Imperial. sad

iggymama Mon 04-May-15 09:43:05

I was reading along, nodding in agreement and feeling quite bitter that my own life is far from blessed when I read Hellkitty's post.

Thank you Hell kitty for giving me a chuckle at the thought of the smug folk copping a feel of the big man and jolting me out of feeling sorry for myself.

HellKitty Mon 04-May-15 09:46:59


ToastMakesMeHappy Mon 04-May-15 09:55:05

YY to 'enjoy'
Well actually I was planning on crying the entire time at my favourite restaurant and punching the waiters whilst telling DH how much I hate him. But now you've told me to 'enjoy' I will most definitely have a great time angry

maggiethemagpie Mon 04-May-15 09:57:47

For some reason it really grates on me when people put photos on facebook and caption it 'good times'. I've no idea why this irks me so much but it does!

katiegg Mon 04-May-15 09:58:50

the people who continually post that they are feeling blessed on facebook usually have lives that resemble a long slow car crash on the M6.

100% this!

'Enjoy' doesn't annoy me though, I'm guilty of saying it myself sometimes. Like if I see on fb some friends are going out for dinner, to the cinema etc I might post 'ohh enjoy! smile' or something similar...

MalletsMallet Mon 04-May-15 10:01:02

I don't mind 'enjoy' so much as DM always says this when she's cooked a meal for us.

What I hate, for no logical reason whatsoever is "Happy days". Usually found as a caption under some smug, boastful, or just plain mundane post on twitter or instagram.

I don't know why it just angers me when I see it.

"Sitting with a coffee on Mumsnet....Happy days!" wink

MalletsMallet Mon 04-May-15 10:02:10

Maggie YY to 'Good times'. Almost as bad as 'Happy days' imo.

TalcAndTurnips Mon 04-May-15 10:05:15

He's lovin' it


Trills Mon 04-May-15 10:05:15

It SHOULD be an expression of recognition that you are lucky and that not everyone is so lucky.

But it never FEELS like that.

BallsforEarrings Mon 04-May-15 10:05:31

'Enjoy' should be banned it makes me want to hurl unless accompanied by 'yourself'!

Sparkling - there is a drop down menu of possible feelings! I've just discovered this myself as I have a friend who adds a 'feeling' to every status he posts and it got on my nerves so much I had a look into it!

I almost never post a status on fb so I don't know these things!

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Mon 04-May-15 10:08:02

Argh! Yanbu! Its so twee. Get rid of it fb!

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