That Freddie dying isn't a spoiler FFS

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wellwellwellhereweare Sun 09-May-21 16:10:29

Got this 'friend' who is the first to jump in at every opportunity to say 'oh, you've done that wrong'.

One of her hallmarks is calling you out when you've supposedly let others down.

Her call out today on a WA group is when I've said after watching Bohemian Rhapsody how tragic for poor Freddie Mercury to die at such a young age from aids.

Her response? Spoiler alert! 'Ruined that for me now'. It's a public fact not a work of fiction. What next, letting her know the titanic sinks!

Any suggestions on a response that is better than F off?

Or AIBU

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MeadowLines Sun 09-May-21 16:12:47

I think your sentence about the titanic is a pretty good come back tbh

ThePawtriarchy Sun 09-May-21 16:14:28

Yes, you’ve got it already: ‘you’ll never guess what happens in Titanic then!’

ErrolTheDragon Sun 09-May-21 16:15:31

Of course YANBU. Presumably she does know Freddie Mercury was a real person? confusedYeah, ask her about the Titanic.

JaniieJones Sun 09-May-21 16:16:07

Surely she was joking, or is she a bit weird generally?

As an aside I just cannot get worked up about spoilers. Telly addicts is like walking on eggshells sometimes.

RogueMNerKnowsNoShame Sun 09-May-21 16:16:28

I'd point out other dead people too.

Although I like your line about the titanic.

Eg
Spoiler alert:
David bowie, Prince, John Lennon, Bob marley, buddy Holly, Jim hendrix, George Michael, elvis, Princess Diana, thatcher, Billie holliday, prince Phillip etc etc
Oh, and the titanic sunk. And Germany lost 2 World wars.

And because I'm a cow, I'd slip in someone still alive

AdoptedBumpkin Sun 09-May-21 16:16:49

Mention the Titanic. grin

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CruCru Sun 09-May-21 16:18:23

It’s a pretty well known bit of social history.

TakeMeToKernow Sun 09-May-21 16:18:59

Please reply about the Titanic!!!

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 09-May-21 16:20:22

I'd be rubbing my hands with glee waiting to spoil the next series of The Crown for her...

😉

pheasantsinlove Sun 09-May-21 16:22:15

It sounds like she was joking but because you don't like her you were hmm at her message. As others have said, your response should be .. "well guess what? The ship sinks in titanic too!! " you look like you're in on her joke , and if she wasn't joking she just comes across as thick!

wellwellwellhereweare Sun 09-May-21 16:22:57

ErrolTheDragon

Of course YANBU. Presumably she does know Freddie Mercury was a real person? confusedYeah, ask her about the Titanic.


She's one of those people that has to bring everything back to her and her feelings.

Like, every week is an anniversary of a tragedy. It's been a year since I had sour milk in my tea, it's been three years since a bad haircut, it's been four years since the last custard cream in my packet was broken.

But this today has tipped me over angry

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BrumBoo Sun 09-May-21 16:23:09

I thought you were talking about Skins, but that was 10 (??) years ago now and also well beyond 'spoilers'.

Real Life doesn't have spoilers. Well, unless anyone is willing to give me a spoiler about winning the Euromillions in which case I'm quite happy to hear it....

ThanksMateThanksMate Sun 09-May-21 16:30:54

@wellwellwellhereweare

"She's one of those people that has to bring everything back to her and her feelings.

Like, every week is an anniversary of a tragedy. It's been a year since I had sour milk in my tea, it's been three years since a bad haircut, it's been four years since the last custard cream in my packet was broken."

THIS IS MY FATHER!! (No-contact for a million reasons but this rang all the bells!)
E.g.
"That's the postman retired, Freddie Mercury dead and your brother got Covid all in one month. WHAT ELSE IS GOING TO GO WRONG FOR ME??"

Can you not just block her out your life, as well?

wellwellwellhereweare Sun 09-May-21 16:32:27

Right, I've put in the chat

"Sorry about that. The titanic sinks and Germany lose the war in Saving Private Ryan, saves you some watching time."

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ForkedIt Sun 09-May-21 16:35:01

When it came out I was talking to some people at work and I said ‘does he die at the end?’ - that got me roasted for about a month grin
I meant, is his death / struggle with aids a major plot point, as I would struggle to watch it if so; not ‘did Freddy Mercury die?’
So I WAS asking for a spoiler and I still got called an idiot haha

greeneyedlulu Sun 09-May-21 16:35:20

wellwellwellhereweare

Right, I've put in the chat

"Sorry about that. The titanic sinks and Germany lose the war in Saving Private Ryan, saves you some watching time."

🤣🤣
Please let us know her reply

Cam2020 Sun 09-May-21 16:37:20

She sounds insufferable 😱

KatherineOfGaunt Sun 09-May-21 16:38:15

My DH was watching Titanic at the cinema when it came out and before it started someone a few seats down said to the person they were with "I wonder what the ship sinking will look like" and a woman behind said "Thanks for ruining the ending!"

DissociativeBitch Sun 09-May-21 16:38:46

Ha! I'm following this, I have to know her response! 😂✌🏻

harriethoyle Sun 09-May-21 16:40:36

I thought this was an Archers thread and I was both FURIOUS with you @wellwellwellhereweare and absolutely delighted grin Excellent message back to her!

StrapOnSallyChasedMeDownTheAli Sun 09-May-21 16:41:05

If it's a group chat the I reckon her disbelief at that shocker of a spoiler raised a few snorts grin I mean what the fuck was she expecting? It's not like it was some massive secret that was only made public in the film. Is she a bit dim, OP?

StrapOnSallyChasedMeDownTheAli Sun 09-May-21 16:41:57

*then

Holly60 Sun 09-May-21 16:42:18

wellwellwellhereweare

Got this 'friend' who is the first to jump in at every opportunity to say 'oh, you've done that wrong'.

One of her hallmarks is calling you out when you've supposedly let others down.

Her call out today on a WA group is when I've said after watching Bohemian Rhapsody how tragic for poor Freddie Mercury to die at such a young age from aids.

Her response? Spoiler alert! 'Ruined that for me now'. It's a public fact not a work of fiction. What next, letting her know the titanic sinks!

Any suggestions on a response that is better than F off?

Or AIBU

Big cry-laugh face. She has got to be making a hilarious joke, non??

Holly60 Sun 09-May-21 16:43:21

I like your response though... should have read on not skipped to the end ..

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