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to be annoyed when people say to AIBUs

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gerontius Sun 05-Jul-09 23:32:34

"there are bigger things in life"
"you need to find something else to worry about"

Yes, there are bigger things in life. But that's true for everything. You weren't claiming it was the worst problem ever. Does that mean you're never allowed to be annoyed by things because there are always bigger problems?

emkana Sun 05-Jul-09 23:33:56

totally utterly agree with you

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 05-Jul-09 23:34:24

YABU. Sometimes a little perspective can do wonders! wink

FAQinglovely Sun 05-Jul-09 23:35:42

agree (in general - although some of them are pathetic wink). But generally speaking someone elses little "blip" is another persons life or death matter (or something like that)

gerontius Sun 05-Jul-09 23:36:19

But no-one ever says that to people with larger problems do they? If someone posts saying their husband's just left them no-one comes on and says "there are bigger things to worry about. be glad you've still got a house."

pickyvic Sun 05-Jul-09 23:36:53

i agree with fluffybunny on this one. yabu.

thumbwitch Sun 05-Jul-09 23:39:33

it does rather depend on what tha AIBU is about as to whether or not YABU. Sometimes the AIBU is very trivial in the light of other people's rather enormous problems so they justifiably feel a tad put out about it; other times they are just being right unfeeling gits and should have a bit more compassion or not post.

<<goes to find tweezers to remove splinters from bum>>

pickyvic Sun 05-Jul-09 23:41:34

i mean when its something a little more trivial, most people use common sense id say. and if they done well....each to their own! but most aibu are quite contentious to begin with arn't they. most people with half a heart would not say to someone whose husband had left "count your blessings."! its the more 'trivial' ones that most people would say that about. imho anyway!

pickyvic Sun 05-Jul-09 23:42:35

bloody hell...that should say "if they dont, well....each to their own." wheres the bloody edit button!

Alestorm Sun 05-Jul-09 23:43:17

Blimey - don't you have bigger things to worry about!?


gerontius Sun 05-Jul-09 23:45:13

The thread where someone's talking about putting only two items on the washing machine, someone made a comment like this. Yes, it's completely obvious that it's not the most important thing ever. But you can still be grumpy about it.

blush does that count as a thread about a thread?

FAQinglovely Sun 05-Jul-09 23:46:09

but how do you define "trivial"

before Christmas last year I posted wondering if IWBU to postpone DS3's Christening as I couldn't find an organist.

To many that's trivial - to me it was HUGE - I genuinely cried at the prospect of not having someone to play for it

<<<<<<<<<<and will probably cry if I can't find a decent organist for later this year as well>>>>>>>> blush.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 05-Jul-09 23:49:15

Ok, you remember that bit in Notting Hill where they are all at that birthday dinner and there's a spare brownie, they all have to say how crap their lives are to try and get it? Go on then. Lets see.


mel1981 Sun 05-Jul-09 23:49:28

at the end of the day there will always be someone worse off than you. I agree that whats a big problem for one person isnt a big problem for another but thats not a reason to say it to someone who is in need of advice.
I get through problems by thinking theres someone worse off than me but I dont think i'd like it if someone actually said it to me when im asking advice.

gerontius Sun 05-Jul-09 23:50:12

Play yourself. No-one'll mind if you keep having to dash back and forth wink

thumbwitch Sun 05-Jul-09 23:50:29

ah well that's where the compassion bit comes in, innit. Accepting that things do matter to other people, something I find singularly lacking in some posters on here, I have to say!

2 items in a washing machine? Shocking waste of electricity, my mum used to go fruitloop with my bro for just putting his trainers in on their own! I'd be grumpy about it.

Anyway, I refuse to comment on whether or not YABU in a definitive manner, cos there are circumstances. grin

thumbwitch Sun 05-Jul-09 23:51:53

fluffy, you're only saying that cos you think you'll win! And, tbh, at the mo you probably could. wink

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 05-Jul-09 23:53:28

Na, I hate brownies so I'm the judge grin

FAQinglovely Sun 05-Jul-09 23:55:52

bugger don't think I can win this one.

Only thing is that I don't know if we'll have any money at the end of this month at all - depends on various government run departments getting their arses in gear and getting the forms sorted and money coming to us in time.........

fun fun fun grin

<<<<<<<wonders if anyone wants to buy a 4 months old graphite undercounter fridge and freezer set>>>>>>>>>> wink

pinkfizzle Sun 05-Jul-09 23:56:43

there are bigger things in life

you need to find something else to worry about


Alestorm Sun 05-Jul-09 23:57:31

pinkfizzle - i was there waaaaaaaay before you!! wink

thumbwitch Sun 05-Jul-09 23:58:05

FAQ you DEFINITELY aren't going to win this one! wink
I'm not even going to try - whinging about not having a visa yet to emigrate to Australia really isn't going to cut it, is it!

FAQinglovely Mon 06-Jul-09 00:00:29

haha - ok

possibly/probably won't have any money at the end of the month
can't buy the dress I want for end of the year
have mice in the greenhouse where I'm storing all the ebay/car boot stuff (= money to possibly live on)
ermmmm, errrrr have 2 baskets of ironing which DH keeps saying he's going to sort <<<<<<ignores fact they've only been there 2 days and he did a load just a few days ago>>>>

ermm, err, ermmm grin

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 06-Jul-09 00:01:12

Come on, more. No one's winning this brownie. Keep them coming.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 06-Jul-09 00:03:12

come on

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