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to hate it when people check in at hospital

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iamdivergent Sun 24-Apr-16 19:09:21

You're on fb to check in ffs then go with your "oh I'll pm you" - it's just so attention seeking! angry

19lottie82 Sun 24-Apr-16 19:11:24

Facebook? Attention seekers? Never!

That's why I deleted my account about 4 years ago and I don't regret it one bit.

SweetieDrops Sun 24-Apr-16 19:11:56

YANBU. Also see people who check in at the gym every sodding day. I don't give a shiny shite how many classes you've been to this week.

FedupofbeingtoldIcantusemyname Sun 24-Apr-16 19:12:24

Yanbu, I always think that people doing it should be more concerned with their/their loved ones health rather than updating randoms on the internet about their movements that day!

iamdivergent Sun 24-Apr-16 19:14:26

Yes, person in question is there with their child. They have checked in with said child, husband and another child hmm

Minisoksmakehardwork Sun 24-Apr-16 19:14:29

I checked in last week for a scheduled day operation with my son. We should have been coming home but unfortunately ds2 liked sleep a little too much so he was admitted. Checking in and explaining on FB saved a lot of friends and family messaging me/dh to ask how things had gone when they didn't hear back from polite enquiries.

But I'd not check in for an A&E trip or outpatient appointments as for the former I'd like to think I'd be more worried about whatever was going on and the latter quite frankly usually involve a lot of waiting around.

PennyDreadfuI Sun 24-Apr-16 19:16:20

YANBU. What a load of old 'look at me' bollocks.

If you were genuinely ill you would be in no fit state to 'check in' anywhere, so grow the fuck up and stop being such an attention seeking arse.

iamdivergent Sun 24-Apr-16 19:17:27

Mini I could understand in your example but they are at A&E.

yorkshapudding Sun 24-Apr-16 19:20:16

YANBU. I have a relative who has a habit of 'checking in' at hospital and tagging one of her DC's. She then ignores the inevitable flurry of comments asking "what's wrong?" and "are you OK?" for several hours until eventually posting what was wrong, which is always something extremely trivial that could easily have been addressed by a GP. I feel it's extremely insensitive to raise people's anxieties like this, especially as there has been a lot of genuinely serious illness in the family over the last few years. She also does the thing that thing where she will post something very cryptic and mysterious designed and when people ask what's wrong responds "don't want to talk about it on FB hun" hmm

EatShitDerek Sun 24-Apr-16 19:20:18

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EverySongbirdSays Sun 24-Apr-16 19:20:46

YANBU it seems this more common than I'd realised. I swear to God these days I'm surprised people don't put up snapshots of the inside of their knickers, they happily share everything else

SoupDragon Sun 24-Apr-16 19:22:27

I've checked in whilst hanging about in A&E with assorted combinations of boys and rugby injuries. they have never been serious and I've always been upfront about the nature of the visit, none of this mysterious nonsense. It's tedious hanging about in the waiting area, especially when there's no real worry for the health of the person.

yorkshapudding Sun 24-Apr-16 19:22:58

sorry typing fail should have been designed to make everyone wonder what's going on with her.

ShatnersBassoon Sun 24-Apr-16 19:24:23

One of my friends checked in to hospital today. Her daughter was very unwell and my friend is on her own with no family support. Of course she was looking for attention, and understandably so. She was stressed to the hilt.

I forgive friends for doing daft things when they're in a flap.

Onlyicanclean10 Sun 24-Apr-16 19:24:40

Totally agree op boring and attention seeking bollocks

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Sun 24-Apr-16 19:25:38

I feel the same.

Also hate cryptic FB posts in general.

Though I do, in a way, also feel a tiny bit sorry for the people who feel they need to fish for attention by doing it.

sharknad0 Sun 24-Apr-16 19:26:24

then scroll past it if it bothers you?

I don't understand the anger against other people's life. If you don't like it, ignore it, who cares. If you only have real friends and family on Facebook, you would feel a lot more interested for a start. I can't say I am massively interested about people checking in at the gym every day, but if that helps them and motivates them to keep a regular activity, good for them.

I would be more annoyed to discover my sister has been in hospital than seeing it on Facebook. Of course, she could call or text, but then she would have to call or text 50 people instead of writing one post. If it bothers someone, too bad. They should defriend her.

Owllady Sun 24-Apr-16 19:26:36

The last time I was in a&e someone was taking selfies of themselves next to the signs confused
I thought it was vulgar tbh when there is blood all over the floor and people sobbing in pain
I gave her my best death stare

Muskateersmummy Sun 24-Apr-16 19:26:44

Have no issue with checking in at hospital... But the I'll pm you bit is silly. I checked in when I broke my back principally because it was a quick way of notifying people where I was and why, and well frankly I was bored and pretty fed up! My phone was my soul entertainment for a short while as visiting was only in the evening!

Hulababy Sun 24-Apr-16 19:27:33

I have checked in at a hospital before - can be a quick way of letting people who want/need to do an update after a scheduled appointment. I don't always remember to make it only viewable to those select people. Also did it a long while ago when I was in for a few days, to update people.

I also did it recently after laser surgery appointments - mainly as I was rather excited!

However, they are not emergencies , nor serious occasions as such, and they have all the necessary information in there. There is no ambiguity or phishing for "what's wrong?" type comments. I put the facts in there - the bits of details so no-one would need to ask what was wrong.

ConfuciousSayWhat Sun 24-Apr-16 19:28:44

I tend to check in once I'm being discharged or when I'm being admitted (if I'm stable) it's easier to post a "been to hospital again, all is well" or "been admitted again" status then text/ring those concerned at silly o'clock

Hulababy Sun 24-Apr-16 19:29:18

And yes, sometimes it is to while away the time - I have spent plenty of time sat waiting in hospital waiting rooms for delayed appointments, etc. and not many areas in hospitals require phones to be off these days.

SmallBee Sun 24-Apr-16 19:32:00

I don't really like the idea of checking in anywhere, especially for things like holidays. Nothing says 'hey Facebook! My house will be empty for the next X hours/days' which just seems dumb to me. I have tight security on my profile but most people don't.

BrienneofQarth Sun 24-Apr-16 19:34:45

Dh checked me in when I was pregnant with dd. To the maternity hospital, when I was 5.5 months gone. Loads of people asking what was wrong, me bit delirious posts 'oh no, baby is fine, it's just me!' Didn't elaborate. Felt like a bit of a tool to be honest but was too sick to do much about it!

expatinscotland Sun 24-Apr-16 19:35:08

Here is a tip about FB posts that you find annoying or the people who post them: unfriend, hide, or logout.

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