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Aibu...... To hand out grips

(172 Posts)
Lewwat Wed 09-Nov-16 11:28:03

From reading MN this morning I fully expected on leaving the house to see people rushing around in a state of hysteria. To see sobbing, devastated people unable to look their daughters in the eye on the school run.


Have a grip

PurpleDaisies Wed 09-Nov-16 11:28:54

YABU to start yet another thread on this...

ProudBadMum Wed 09-Nov-16 11:30:05


MN is hysterical and full of drama queens.

BastardGoDarkly Wed 09-Nov-16 11:30:19


People can feel how they want.

<Offers grips right back>

gratesnakes Wed 09-Nov-16 11:31:36


MauiWest Wed 09-Nov-16 11:36:07


it's the same for every single election. At least people are interested in current affairs.

SpeakNoWords Wed 09-Nov-16 11:41:17

I think people are quite capable of expressing themselves on social media and then going about their daily lives without issues. No grips needed.

Alabastard Wed 09-Nov-16 11:43:29

I'm allowed to be outraged, worried and a little disappointed. It doesn't mean I can't function in my daily life.

Muddlingthroughtoo Wed 09-Nov-16 11:47:30

Yanbu, it's not the end of the world.....yet 😏

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Wed 09-Nov-16 11:49:22

Anyone who indulges in that MN cliché of ‘handing out grips’ is invariably a tedious bore.


maddiemookins16mum Wed 09-Nov-16 11:59:55

I don't need a grip thanks (gin would be nice but I'm working - tea break at present 😊).

We are allowed to comment and just get on with things too you know, I won't lose sleep tonight, I'm not even American, but he's one scary bloke and it's not unexpected that a lot of people are shocked/concerned etc.

U2HasTheEdge Wed 09-Nov-16 12:42:59

Only twats hand out grips.

YelloDraw Wed 09-Nov-16 12:43:44

MM is full of ignorant people who don't appreciate that 'boring' world events end up tricking down to them and fucking them over. You are a fool to think that brexit, trump etc are not paving the way to recession and/or unrest/war - which will almost certainly negatively impact you.

pipsqueak25 Wed 09-Nov-16 13:35:39

plenty of drama queens as per normal on here on here today - boring and pathetic.

DeleteOrDecay Wed 09-Nov-16 13:37:47

YABU, people are allowed to feel how they feel and they are allowed to express that feeling on platforms such as social media and mumsnet.

Wrinklytights Wed 09-Nov-16 13:38:38


WalterWhitesNipple Wed 09-Nov-16 13:39:38

Why not just avoid trump threads?

Exactly what I've done, it's not that hard tbh.

SpeakNoWords Wed 09-Nov-16 13:39:57

If the threads today are boring and pathetic then start one that interests you...

ThymeLord Wed 09-Nov-16 13:46:17

Maybe you could start lots of attention seeking 'aren't I just so cool' goady threads like this one OP and see if you get more responses than a Trump thread?

Unless you live in a bubble then there is a very very strong possibility that the news today is going to impact upon your life in some way. It's not difficult to grasp that lots of people feel disturbed by it. Me included.

user1478551766 Wed 09-Nov-16 14:11:32

If you're not shocked and appalled there is something very wrong with you. Or you're too stupid to realise what is actually happening.

Get a grip on reality yourself.

ApproachingATunnel Wed 09-Nov-16 14:14:21

Keep one for yourself for you might need it.

PavlovianLunge Wed 09-Nov-16 14:16:12

I think people are quite capable of expressing themselves on social media and then going about their daily lives without issues. No grips needed.

Totally agree with this. Thanks, but no thanks, gf OP.

TheNaze73 Wed 09-Nov-16 14:16:40

YANBU. Democracy works for everyone until they lose.

I bet the left leaning are worried about France & Germany now

Lewwat Wed 09-Nov-16 14:17:36

Never said I wasn't a tad worried about the result.

But what I'm not is devastated, appalled, wondering how I'm going to cope today

The reactions of some are ludicrous and that is what I'm pointing out.

But thanks for calling me a twat and assuming I'm too stupid to understand anything wink

ALemonyPea Wed 09-Nov-16 14:17:54

Can I hand out goady badges instead?

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