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People asking why people care about trivial stuff on mumsnet

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BrendaandEddie Sat 02-Jan-16 20:00:42

WHY? Surely its the nature of the whole site that people care about trivia?
If no one did we wouldnt have anything to talk about!

Seeyounearertime Sat 02-Jan-16 20:01:25

Why do you care?


BrendaandEddie Sat 02-Jan-16 20:02:30



SaucyJack Sat 02-Jan-16 20:24:26

I take it this thread is aimed at me?

I just thought that other thread was unbelievably petty and sneery- even by MN standards.

Why do people care about that sort of shite? Bloody curtain twitchers. Go and read The Day Of The Jackal if you're that bored.

ArkATerre Sat 02-Jan-16 20:28:21

Can I watch it instead? The young Edward Fox is pretty dishy.

rosewithoutthorns Sat 02-Jan-16 20:28:36

I personally love a bit of trivia.

rosewithoutthorns Sat 02-Jan-16 20:29:41

when it starts getting pc heavy I fuck off grin

VertigoNun Sat 02-Jan-16 20:29:43

Is this about the throat biter?confused

ArkATerre Sat 02-Jan-16 20:30:26

That was just odd. <shudder>

BadgersNadgers Sat 02-Jan-16 20:34:05


wickedlazy Sat 02-Jan-16 20:35:53

Isn't that what makes threads like the boring thread so brilliant? The random trivia. grin Haven't seen it for a while actually.

Anniegetyourgun Sat 02-Jan-16 20:45:44

YANBU. Life can't be all serious and important. It would be too depressing. It's full of big stuff and small stuff, and we can talk about the small stuff if we jolly well want to. It doesn't mean we've forgotten or don't care about the big stuff. However many people got blown up/washed away/kidnapped by aliens, life goes on in all its petty and sometimes hilarious detail. Otherwise we might as well give up and climb into our coffins to save time.

Seeyounearertime Sat 02-Jan-16 20:47:17

I reckon I'll post a thread about other peoples belly button fluff and how it mysteriously angers me for no reason. grin

Coldlightofday Sat 02-Jan-16 20:49:13


It was the pesto thread, OP, right?

MuchasSmoochas Sat 02-Jan-16 20:52:34

I love the trivial shit. Heavy stuff is too heavy. Keep it light ..

TriIls Sat 02-Jan-16 20:54:26

People who say "why do you care SO MUCH?"

Do they find typing difficult?

Or is it stringing a sentence together that they consider time-consuming?

I personally only need to care only a very little in order to start a thread.

ShatnersBassoon Sat 02-Jan-16 20:54:32

I wonder why that person cares about dull shit. I wonder so much I'll demand they fully explain their interest. That will make great reading for everyone.


knobblyknee Sat 02-Jan-16 20:54:41

Is this about the throat biter?

Wat? You cant do that. You cant dump and run without posting a link.

knobblyknee Sat 02-Jan-16 20:55:58

wat? Where? Stop teasing.

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Jan-16 20:56:55

There's trivial, then there's WTF trivial.

Novembercocoa Sat 02-Jan-16 20:59:05

I never understand those idiots. Do they go up to people at parties discussing the Kardashians or Downton Abbey and ask if they've 'nothing better to worry about?'


ShatnersBassoon Sat 02-Jan-16 21:01:28

Oh yeah, but grumpily trying to make someone explain why they can't decide between a butter knife and a cheese knife for putting Boursin on their crackers is definitely more WTF than the original quandary. That's not even slightly, head-scratchingly funny.

wickedlazy Sat 02-Jan-16 21:02:08

I can't imagine the type of trivial some of you mean. Like asking op what colour the other womans knickers were? Or asking op what her dp had for dinner before he slapped her face? <intrigued>

wickedlazy Sat 02-Jan-16 21:03:19

Or maybe I can grin

AuntieStella Sat 02-Jan-16 21:03:31

It's because it's just not possible for MNetters and their pretty little heads to care about more than one thing at a time, and need to be told what's worthy

That said, I did see a WTF trivial and vapid thread the other day (I didn't post my opinion on it, as a I though it would be unkind, so won't specify which one).

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