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just saw this on FB with over 20 'likes" so far. AM completely aghast

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Feckbox Sat 20-Oct-12 23:27:35

"Girls are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree"

words bloody fail me. this was posted by a woman. sad

TiggyD Sat 20-Oct-12 23:32:59

They forgot to mention that the older damaged ones attract wasps.

ATourchOfInsanity Sat 20-Oct-12 23:33:48

Are any apples kicking the boy or hitting him on the head?

Yama Sat 20-Oct-12 23:37:09

Dear God, I hope you teach your children critical thinking skills so that they stay away from knobbers like this.

WereTricksPotter Sat 20-Oct-12 23:42:50

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Feckbox Sat 20-Oct-12 23:47:55

absolutely incredible.

So we all have to hang around like apples on a tree waiting to be "picked"? And if we get picked first it is because we are rotten and easy?

You would be absolutely shocked to hear what this otherwise lovely woman does for a living. She is a highly educated professional person

EduCated Sat 20-Oct-12 23:48:04

We used to have a rat that climbed the apple tree to get the apples from the top. It'd chew through the stalk til it dropped to the floor.

Where does that fit in? grin

Feckbox Sat 20-Oct-12 23:48:49

Ha, EduCated, shall I post that?

Sagelyhaunting Sat 20-Oct-12 23:50:00

What an utter pile of shite! Where is that thread about awful drivel sayings people use and put on FB??

tethersend Sat 20-Oct-12 23:50:29

So where does this leave Isaac Newton?

WereTricksPotter Sat 20-Oct-12 23:50:42

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Feckbox Sat 20-Oct-12 23:51:02

utter shite exactly. And so many people agreeing.
I despair.

EduCated Sat 20-Oct-12 23:53:29

I've heard it before, so presume she didn't make it up. Feel free to add the rat into the mix. It was a daft sod, never worked out that it could've have chewed through more than one apple at a time to save running up and down the tree so much.

We never saw it again after my DM chased it down the garden sad

Feckbox Sun 21-Oct-12 00:04:09

yes, she was quoting some one else .
worse I think.
Means there is a chain of people peddling shite

ATourchOfInsanity Sun 21-Oct-12 00:05:31

Let me guess - she is broody and desperate to find 'the one'?

WereTricksPotter Sun 21-Oct-12 00:06:54

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WereTricksPotter Sun 21-Oct-12 00:07:38

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TiggyD Sun 21-Oct-12 00:09:04

She will probably join a dating site with the title "High up apple seeks picker with ladder or some kind of device on a long pole."

Feckbox Sun 21-Oct-12 00:21:26

she is married, no kids, happy confused

Sagelyhaunting Sun 21-Oct-12 00:39:17

grin Tiggy! "Seeks male with claw like device and good apple-catching skills"

I also assumed she was single.

Feckbox Sun 21-Oct-12 00:41:17

not sure whether she feels she held out for a "brave boy" or is an easy rotten apple

stinimefdar Mon 22-Oct-12 03:23:24

Some women remain for ever the foot soldiers of the patriarchy and participate in their own denigration and then pass it onto the next generation of young women.........grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

MoleyMick Mon 22-Oct-12 03:51:39

I've seen this one, also was confused at the thought of waiting to be "picked" but also at the insinuation that those who are in relationships are easy and rotten!! Such an odd analogy on many levels.

TotoroOnTheCatBus Mon 22-Oct-12 13:46:51

This does seem the sort of shit you'd expect from a 14 year old with low self esteem..not an adult woman confused

blackcurrants Mon 22-Oct-12 15:48:05

I've never hung out in an Orchard looking fresh ... and now i feel like I've missed out. I did once proposition DH in a sheep barn, though ... is that the kind of thing she means?

aaah, romantic Yorkshire courting days!

[goes misty eyed
[cross eyed]
[gives up]

Seriously, this kind of drivel is so annoying. I was one of the first in my gang of friends to get married, and whenever someone said "how on earth did you find him?" I would very seriously say "well, we met online, and it was really just a sex thing at first..." and watch their heads explode. grin

Waiting to be picked? Bleurhghgghghghghgh! If we spent as much time inculcating health self-esteem and a large dose of 'fuck your bullshit moral standards, it's my body and I'll do as I please' as we did shaming women for being sexual/frightening women that no one will want them, we'd actually give ourselves a chance at happiness.

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