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To not understand why some people think they have to

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Rantagonist Fri 25-Sep-09 13:14:53

post an AIBU about some inane minutia of their lives? It's on par with facebook/twitter updates, where someone feels they've got to inform you they've just had to go out and get some milk before they have their cereal. Some f/b updates I've seen even just have 'hmmmm' or '//////' and people reply!! Perhaps it's just the people I know wink

Or have I got this all wrong, and it's really about people just wanting to chat and know someone else is out there?

Fluffypoms Fri 25-Sep-09 13:17:59


shinyshoes Fri 25-Sep-09 13:29:05

For some people MN is all they have, some people see MN as their family.

I think YAB(a little)U.

I know I can't chat shit to my DP it drives him nuts, you can on here though grin

Greensleeves Fri 25-Sep-09 13:29:36

yes it's about companionship and friendly contact with others

it's lovely

don't diss it grin

HateTheHoover Fri 25-Sep-09 13:36:53

YABU - it may seem like inane minutia to you, but may be important to others. Anyway, the more pointless the better as far as I'm concerned - makes it even more entertaining!

Rantagonist Fri 25-Sep-09 13:40:32

I was really thinking of the 'shall I eat the whole bag of doritos' type of threads, that don't say anything in particular, and wondered why someone might feel they want to ask that on here? Not slagging them off for putting it on a thread though...well, I can hardly talk when I'm typing this can I?? grin

mummybrained Fri 25-Sep-09 13:48:46

ah, irony, i recognise that! you mean minutia like this thread

VindalooBungalow Fri 25-Sep-09 13:58:31

Pointless works for me. Get over yourself.

Shouldn't you be on Netmums? grin

DuelingFanjo Fri 25-Sep-09 14:01:01

I think they post them for fun and laughs. Obviously not everyone finds the same thing amusing but I don't think you should let it upset or worry you.

Rantagonist Fri 25-Sep-09 14:08:34

Lol it doesn't upset or worry me, only to the extent that the irony hasn't escaped me that I'm on here! and it's not that I'm being a thread snob, perhaps it's just somekind of MN banter that's escaped me?

PeedOffWithNits Fri 25-Sep-09 14:09:22

I just came on this thread to say DuelingFanjo, I love your name!!

HerBeatitude Fri 25-Sep-09 14:09:57

Minutiae are the best bits.

Have i spelled that wrong? or is it spelt? (or rye)


pagwatch Fri 25-Sep-09 14:17:06

If MN was only a place where you could post on worthy or substantial it would be really fucking dull.

Some ofthe funniest threads start from whim and trivia.

And what is dull to you is not to someone else.
And what is interesting to you is boring as crap to someone else

Except my posts which are always pithy and insightful and much appreciated by all.

DuelingFanjo Fri 25-Sep-09 14:44:32

thank you blush

I changed it recently twirls

Rantagonist Fri 25-Sep-09 14:48:45

I'll have none of that talking minutia Dueling/peedoff, else someone like me will be complaining about it lol grin

BitOfFun Fri 25-Sep-09 14:49:15

YABU- I get a bit annoyed when people start threads like Look At This Really Serious And Upsetting News Story- I Can't Believe There Isn't A Thread About It You Frivolous Bimbos.

Much worse IMO.

TrillianAstra Fri 25-Sep-09 14:52:26

I am a frivolous bimbo (on MN at least).

It's not as if we can't decide whether to eat the whole bag of Doritos without input, it's that we want to talk about the Doritos, and other lighthearted stuff.

As SardineQueen said recently:

Some of us like to talk about bumsex.

Some of us like to talk about space docking.

Some of us like to talk about the merits of very very slightly different grocery delivery services.

Who are any of us to say who is dull and who is not?

Bleh Fri 25-Sep-09 14:54:30

Totally agree with Pag. Would we have the Boob Weighing thread featured in this week's roundup if it was all about seriousness and gravitas? Would we have had the Booble Plate thread? No. It would all be deadly serious and dull and boring and MN would die within two weeks.

BitOfFun Fri 25-Sep-09 14:54:42

Trillian herself has been pondering her first grey pube. These things are the truly inportant stuff of life...

TrillianAstra Fri 25-Sep-09 14:57:42

Is that why you wax all yours off BoF?

BitOfFun Fri 25-Sep-09 14:59:02

Nah, I just make sure i stay fat enough to never see it wink

Bleh Fri 25-Sep-09 14:59:40

Oh yes BoF, totally agree on the "let me link to this awful horrendous news story that you'd rather forget after you've read the first line but have now been scarred for life with and WHY DIDN'T YOU DISCUSS THIS EARLIER YOU FRIVOULOUS NUMPTIES" type threads.

tethersend Fri 25-Sep-09 15:12:28

YABU- the Domino's pizza thread (now removed) was fantastic; started out as an inane observation about the lack of quality of their thin crust base, went on to discuss healthy eating and lack thereof, how this reflects on one's value as a parent, moved on to examine German industry profiteering from the holocaust, to boycott certain companies or not, and ended with a debate about the religious American far right and their role in the murder of pro-choice doctors and campaigners. And yet still referred specifically to Domino's in the last post.

That's classy.

GoldenSnitch Fri 25-Sep-09 15:18:10

I wondered where that thread had gone!!

Quite an impressive feat to get a thread on pizza crust deleted!!! <impressed>

Missed the end so not quite sure how it could have gotten that far!

tethersend Fri 25-Sep-09 15:48:51

I'm not the only one lamenting its loss grin


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