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user1477282676 Tue 20-Dec-16 12:22:20

What do you do when someone you really like sends you one of those awful Chain type messages on FB? And it says something like

"I am sending this to a woman I admire and love...to a woman with great spirit and tenancity and who cares for all she meets...I know she will send this on to 10 more women who she cares about (and I'd better be one of them!)

It's such emotional blackmail!

I have some proffesional contacts on FB and the vast majority of my mates would think I'd lost the plot if I forwarded such tripe to them!

I only have a very select bunch on my FB so I can't send it forward without looking like a bit of a tit and anyway it's just not my style!

WHat I did do was reply saying "How sweet! Thank you...I've sent this on!"

So I lied! ANd she'll know I lied because she won't receive hers back!

I just don't want to offend or hurt her as she's a really kind and sweet person!

FinnMcCool Tue 20-Dec-16 12:24:12

I ignore them.
Why on earth did you lie to her about sending it on?

Soubriquet Tue 20-Dec-16 12:24:17

I just ignore them...

They send them to that many people that they usually forget who hasn't replied

TheWitTank Tue 20-Dec-16 12:25:16

Absolutely nothing. Ignore.

user1477282676 Tue 20-Dec-16 12:25:20

Finn I felt I couldn't ignore it because I'd clicked and she'd see that the message had been read!

RockStonePebble Tue 20-Dec-16 12:25:22

I just ignore them too.

Rainydayspending Tue 20-Dec-16 12:25:32

I completely ignore them
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likewhatevs Tue 20-Dec-16 12:25:34

just ignore them.
I detest them.

ProudBadMum Tue 20-Dec-16 12:25:54

Ignore them

Only one I sent was the moving penis in a wreath grin

Mum sent me saying we entered 2016 together as friends so let's enter 2017 the same way... or some shit.

Just friends, there's me thinking she gave birth to me

user1477282676 Tue 20-Dec-16 12:25:59

I wonder if anyone on here will admit to sending them on?

user1477282676 Tue 20-Dec-16 12:26:50

Proud grin that's like your Mum breaking up with you! 'Let's just be friends..."

Whatsername17 Tue 20-Dec-16 12:34:54

I ignore them. I find them so irritating. I poke fun at my mum when she gets sucked in!

Boolovessulley Tue 20-Dec-16 12:35:59

I hate them too and ignore them .

Footinmouthasusual Tue 20-Dec-16 12:37:26

Oh I ignore any crap like that.

Soubriquet Tue 20-Dec-16 12:37:45

They are as bad as the "don't scroll past without typing Amen "or you're a callous bastard

Wookiecookies Tue 20-Dec-16 12:39:47

Ugh... these are so annoying, along with the copy and share for cancer crap and the "if you care about me/alzheimers/suicide/dogs/children/cake etc like this post". I give serious side eye hmm to anyone on my facebook who indulges in this shite.

Wookiecookies Tue 20-Dec-16 12:40:30

And OP, in future, its not rude to ignore them, but its fecking rude for someone to send you one!

Mishegoss Tue 20-Dec-16 12:41:38

Always ignore. They're so crap

Wookiecookies Tue 20-Dec-16 12:42:15

Seriously though, how devoid of common sense and or intelligence, do people have to be to share this crap? Ugh... you have hit a raw nerve here OP, I feel a wookie rant coming on! grin

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Tue 20-Dec-16 12:42:42

These things drive me BONKERS. I said on another recent thread that DH's aunt sends these at least 4 times per day - she went through a phase of sending 10-20 per day!

ProudBadMum Tue 20-Dec-16 12:43:21

Mum says she does it 'just incase'

She does have a fear of the Internet thiygh

luckylavender Tue 20-Dec-16 12:43:43

I always ignore them whoever they're from.

Wookiecookies Tue 20-Dec-16 12:44:16

OP, send her this!

GeminiRising Tue 20-Dec-16 12:44:54

Ignore them. I never send that shit on.

Jigglealltheway Tue 20-Dec-16 12:45:12

I no longer go on fb but still get email alerts. Whenever one of my friends contacts me out of the blue on there. 9/10 it's those bloody chain things. Never to ask how I am or start a conversation. Recently someone sent me one every couple of days despite not being on there in ages! I just ignore them. Let's face it, there are a lot of people on fb that sit on there 24/7 and the most productive they ever get is constantly updating their status with some insignificant nonsense, changing their profile pics or cut and paste / repost stuff. Seriously they have no life, it's all being wasted on useless fb ! And the annoying thing is everyone is on there, so instead of wanting to meet up or talk on the phone or even send you an email. It's all there on zombie wasteland and you are supposed to waste time following their every move. I don't have time for that sh!t.

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