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To really hate it when people start AIBU's with 'to ask'

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namelessShamechanger Fri 09-Sep-16 16:34:54

More specifically, things like "AIBU to ask if any of you (insert blank) You are basically asking if you're being unreasonable to ASK, not AIBU over the actual problem. I am fully prepared to be told I am BU and people can start their threads as they wish, but it's just a mumsnet pet hate of mine.

DerekSprechenZeDick Fri 09-Sep-16 16:35:23


MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 09-Sep-16 16:36:38

Irritates the living shit out of me, I'd rather people were more honest and put "posting here for traffic".

But I've got a headache and I'm feeling a bit crotchety today.

Queenbean Fri 09-Sep-16 16:39:23

I agree

I hate ones which are like "AIBU to donate money that I can well afford to charity?" HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY BE UNREASONABLE AND WHY WOULD ANYONE TELL YOU YOU WERE

Ego147 Fri 09-Sep-16 16:39:52

Totally agree. I would love to see someone answer the actual AIBU. No one is ever unreasonable to ask a question.

Are they?

Ego147 Fri 09-Sep-16 16:42:03

But AYBU to really hate it?

Lucydogz Fri 09-Sep-16 16:51:22

Totally agree.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Fri 09-Sep-16 16:52:16

Frankly MN should either bin the AIBU section or make the whole site one big AIBU

wasonthelist Fri 09-Sep-16 16:57:33


ButIbeingpoor Fri 09-Sep-16 17:27:19

Don't get the issue. So YABU or I'm a bit thick.

RestlessTraveller Fri 09-Sep-16 19:27:04

I did this the other day because...

1. AIBU is the bit that I'm on the most
2. I needed a quick answer
3. I knew I'd get the most direct advice
4. There is no forum pertinent to the question I was asking
5. I actually don't give a fuck if it bothers you. If you don't like it don't click on it.

BewtySkoolDropowt Fri 09-Sep-16 19:30:57

YANBU. I am always tempted to answer the AIBU question rather than the question they are asking IYSWIM

EnquiringMingeWantsToKnow Fri 09-Sep-16 19:33:20

It's annoying, but not as nails on a blackboard awful as "AIBU that my DH didn't empty the bins" or similar which is just gibberish.

viques Fri 09-Sep-16 19:34:26

Don't get me started on 'recommend me'.

mixety Fri 09-Sep-16 19:37:28

I hate threads that start 'Talk to me about...'

They make me feel the same way as when people say 'and then he turned around and said....'

He so did not turn around.

And don't order people to talk to you.

PuntasticUsername Fri 09-Sep-16 19:42:58

YWBU not to title this thread "To ask if I'm the only one who gets annoyed by AIBU threads starting with "To ask..." smile

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