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AIBU about this type of PA post on fb?

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GoldenKelpie Fri 05-Jun-20 21:31:39

This is the full message from a neighbour, really nice lady but...

"I have been considering cleaning up my FB friends list. Plain and simple: I would like my Facebook Friends to comment on this status, sharing how we met. But I want you to LIE.
That's right just make it up. And after you comment, copy this to your status, so I can do the same. I bet MANY of you won't read the instructions right."

You see, it is that last sentence that totally f*cks me right off. angry

Have you ever posted a comment like this with a twatty PA sentence [I bet only my read fwends will read and comment, etc)at the end? I'm telling you, it is TWATTY. Don't do it!

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GoldenKelpie Fri 05-Jun-20 21:35:50

I will add that she is balls deep in an MLM and usually posts stuff like this with a link to her MLM 'business' page for traffic, but surprisingly she didn't this time. I am desperately hoping that she has stopped doing the MLM as she has realised that (a) she gets virtually no feedback on the business page posts compared to her personal page and (b) she has spent so much money on hugely overpriced and mediocre products "Be the Product, Sell the Product" and made very little profit on goods she has managed to sell to family/friends.

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Pipandmum Fri 05-Jun-20 21:43:25

No. Hate these things that say 'show you care by sharing/posting blah blah'. They are meaningless and life is too short.

TheHighestSardine Fri 05-Jun-20 21:46:32

Why on earth are you still fb-friends? Just ditch. Life is too short.

Should ditch fb too, given the abusive nature of it.

FeelinFagin Fri 05-Jun-20 21:54:05

Those stupid chain things die with me. Nominations, mum challenges, posting a heart, answering a riddle....

And if someone has a "I bet I won't get a single share..." yep. Not off me ya won't!

AnnaSW1 Fri 05-Jun-20 21:56:09

It's just a thing she's cut and pasted. I've seen it so many times.

WhereYouLeftIt Fri 05-Jun-20 22:11:54

"Those stupid chain things die with me."
Me too. As soon as I reach the 'post this as your status' instruction I just default to 'don't tell me what to do'.

underneaththeash Fri 05-Jun-20 22:19:19

Just ignore it.

Sparklesocks Fri 05-Jun-20 22:20:22

I think it’s the sort of thing kids and teenagers would post.

TinyPigeon Fri 05-Jun-20 22:22:34

This is the friendship fish! Forwarding this fish to six friends brings you luck! Fuck the fuck off.

Siameasy Fri 05-Jun-20 22:24:40

That sort of thing is so naff I just refuse to engage.

StealthPolarBear Fri 05-Jun-20 22:25:08

This child turns three / man turns 110 today I BET NONE OF YOU WILL DARE SHARE IT

Puddlejuice Fri 05-Jun-20 22:27:26

Can't believe my baby is 1 tomorrow.
Following day : can't believe my baby is 1 today.
Few hours later: happy 1st birthday my darling angel.
Oh do fuck off, you spend too much time in a state of disbelief, and your child doesn't have Facebook you eejit.

TreeTopTim Fri 05-Jun-20 22:53:40

That status is like a chain letter.

I don't get involved in any of that stuff. No reposting, no challenges, nothing. I still have those same friends on FB who post these things.

LiveintheNow Fri 05-Jun-20 23:08:37

It is not an innocent request to 'copy and paste'

Laaalaaaa Fri 05-Jun-20 23:09:49

I’d hardly say it’s passive aggressive. She’s clearly just copy and pasted something that’s doing that rounds. If you feel that strongly about it - delete her first. Problem solved. 🤷🏻‍♀️

ShebaShimmyShake Fri 05-Jun-20 23:10:20

Just ignore it. If she does delete you for failing her test, she saved you the clicks.

Chocolatehamper Fri 05-Jun-20 23:22:25

Things like that piss me off. In this instance though, I'd be inclined to reply along the lines of 'at the local swingers club' followed by a second post saying 'whoops, just read that we were supposed to lie... did we meet at the Church School PTA?!'
Really childish but that sort of crap grinds my gears! 😂

Chloemol Fri 05-Jun-20 23:35:05

Just post

I am cleaning up my Facebook friends, you are off the list

Then block

Russellbrandshair Fri 05-Jun-20 23:40:23

No. I despise those kinds of FB posts and I also hate being told what to do so I make a point of never doing what they request. It’s such tedious childish twaddle. Just like those faux humble “I bet I won’t get one share....” posts. No love you won’t! You’re absolutely right!

Rhiannon13 Fri 05-Jun-20 23:42:46

I find it really hard to get wound up about things like this. She didn't write it herself. She's fishing for attention like most people who post on Facebook, surely? Presumably if she wants to waste time like that she's perfectly within her rights to do so, just as you're perfectly entitled to choose your 'friends' more wisely (or to stop following her)?

Twigletfairy Fri 05-Jun-20 23:44:41

I really never understand why people post those. Just like a post with a sick animal or person, that you must not scroll by without typing 'amen' or you're a cruel heartless person. I just really don't get it

Russellbrandshair Fri 05-Jun-20 23:46:11

that you must not scroll by without typing 'amen' or you're a cruel heartless person. I just really don't get it

Read the link posted above- seems there is quite a sinister reason

MadameMeursault Fri 05-Jun-20 23:53:53

“I bet I know which of my friends will share this” and you’re damn right if you assume I won’t be one of them. FUCK OFF!!

easterbrook Fri 05-Jun-20 23:53:55

Those riddle ones are irritating: "95% of people get this wrong". Really? Well, they're thick then.

Some soppy meme, asking you to share if you care. No. Sod off.

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