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Does posting on here ever make you feel like a total societal misfit?

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Socialpariahs · 11/05/2021 05:53

NC for this.

I have posted on here a few times what I thought were reasonable questions about things. My god, I got flamed severely on most occasions. Called all sorts of names etc etc.

Now I work in healthcare dealing with patients daily. Without being big-headed, I am well-liked and I feel I have normal opinions about things.

Does posting on here ever question your place in life/society?

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Am I being unreasonable?


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malificent7 · 12/05/2021 07:45

Ive had the ' I feel sorry for your kids' line.


Ritasueandbobtoo9 · 12/05/2021 07:45

Do you think it’s because you work in healthcare so meet all sorts? I feel this too but always thought it was because I don’t fit into middle class typical rich nor poor...spent a lot of my years working in very diverse areas.

MoreAloneTime · 12/05/2021 08:07

I've never known anyone in real life to be that fussed about saving a table while someone else buys the food or listening to the radio in the garden. It's almost universally hated on here.

MindtheBelleek · 12/05/2021 08:34

I joined Mn when I was pregnant and living in London, and used it only for advice about labour choices/induction/CS etc. I took the occasional glimpse at AIBU, Chat etc and though ‘God, this forum gets a lot of quite weird people who seem to worry a lot about whether names are ‘chavvy’ or ‘try hard’, about how often people change their sheets/bras or dust their skirting boards, and about ‘cliques’ on the school run and what people say on FB.’

Despite a fairly varied life in several countries, I had literally never met these people. I didn’t know anyone of my generation who changed their name unthinkingly on marriage, or gave up work when they had a child, or was particularly houseproud, or had ‘friendship’ groups where everyone was in contact all day every day but didn’t much seem to like one another, or thought ‘Men can’t see dirt, bless’em!’ and behaved as though their husband were large, not particularly housetrained labradors of whom you couldn’t expect much other than dumb loyalty.

I thought they were a Mn invention. Then I moved to a village in the Midlands and started going to baby groups. Those people were real.

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