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to put a price in the subject of my thread today?

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titferbrains Mon 13-Jul-09 16:25:08

thing I was talking about was a lot of money and I wanted to see if I was being crazy or not. Is that not the done thing on MN? HAve never posted on AIBU boards before.

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 13-Jul-09 16:28:34

remember that AIBU can be a bit erm shouty with robust arguments from all angles

what would you like to discuss?

might be better in WWYD?


lou031205 Mon 13-Jul-09 16:30:20

I think when there are people struggling for next week's food, it can seem a little insensitive to be talking about luxuries with a specific, high value price. But it is even more not the done thing to post a thread about a thread wink

FairLadyRantALot Mon 13-Jul-09 16:32:01

is that the 3K for shelves thread...not looked at it myself...because I owuld have to say Yabu and was sure I was not the only one, lol wink

as for price in thread heading/money mentioned in the headings...
personally I think it depends on the thread....people get pissed off when people have headings like " oh, poor woe me, can't afford a gardener, because we only earn 100K"...but in a thread like the headline I mentioend up there, I think it wouldn' be a problem!

Mintyy Mon 13-Jul-09 16:33:16

It surely doesn't take a huge imagination to understand that asking AIBU to spend £3000 on bookshelves is insensitive to say the very least to the many Mumsnetters who live on very low wages or benefits, or who are facing redundancy or have just been made redundant.

Ninkynork Mon 13-Jul-09 16:35:17

YANBU, it is relevant to the question. Also because I didn't know about the WWYD section! Now I do. Off to read smile

pingping Mon 13-Jul-09 16:37:29

YABU to start a thread about a thread

LoveBeingAMummy Mon 13-Jul-09 16:38:41

Ok I have just been made redundant but do you know what I don't ahve a problem with you spening £3k on a bookshelf. (I quite like them)

Some people are sensitive but you can't blame them, some poeple have their homes being taken off of them, not knowing when they'll get another job etc.

FenellaFudge Mon 13-Jul-09 16:39:33

Saw the thread but didn't click.

Unless you are deliberately being provocative - usually obvious by the wording - then there is nothing wrong with mentioning money in this sort of context. Your quesstion was specifically about the cost of something, you weren't just chucking the money side of it in as a bit of smuggery.

If someone feels put out because they are going through financial hardship then I'm afraid they are responsible for their own reactions, no one else.

DandyLioness Mon 13-Jul-09 16:52:13

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tootiredtothink Mon 13-Jul-09 16:53:04

YABVU to start this thread.

You weren't slated on the other thread, in fact from what I remember you totally ignored the other person and let someone else have a go for you!

Nothing wrong in saying how much things cost but don't be so precious about the responses.

titferbrains Mon 13-Jul-09 16:55:18

a part of me feels it's a bit presumptuous to assume that because someone is spending a lot of money on something, that everything is ok in there lives and they must be happy.

My DD has cancer and this has been the hardest few months of my life, but I try not to make people feel bad because their kids are healthy!!

I do think that if people are going to get in a tizz about things then that's a sign they Probably Shouldn't Post On That Thread.

titferbrains Mon 13-Jul-09 16:56:35

Not being precious tootired, I don't care about the ranty folk, I just wanted to know if it's a genuine no-no to post the cost of something in a thread title.

FenellaFudge Mon 13-Jul-09 16:57:52

I dont see the problem with this thread.

OP wanted opinions on whether or not she was being unreasonable.

This thread about a thread stuff is just trotted out with no good reason most of the time. It's just become Something To Say.

It was her own bloody thread anyway <boggles>

BalloonSlayer Mon 13-Jul-09 17:00:55

I didn't look at your thread as I love bookshelves and would be too envy at what luvverly bookshelves you would get for three grand.

<<< mmm bookshelf porn >>>

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