Post # 1
Someone that I went to school with from kindergarten to 12th grade lost both of his parents in a car accident last night. I didn’t know them well and I have since moved from the area, but it just broke my heart to hear that. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain of unexpectedly losing both of your parents. Their son is definitely in my thoughts and prayers today.
Sidenote…I found out about the accident from someone’s Facebook status less than an hour after it happened. First and last names were posted, and that they had been killed. At least 2 family members had not yet heard what happened and read that Facebook status. Very tasteless to post that kind of information on Facebook, I think.
Post # 3
Oh wow, one of my worst fears!!! My thoughts are with his family at this time. And what a horrible way to hear about it, especially about your own family! But, I dont think the poster was probably thinking about the fact that most family hadn’t heard yet. Careless, but probably in shock
Post # 4
That’s horrible. That happened to someone I know (wife of a colleague I’m friendly with). She was absolutely devastated.
I agree with you about posting on FB – that is NOT the kind of information that should be shared that way!
Post # 5
Oh wow, that’s awful and so terribly sad 🙁 Oh facebook and it making situations worse.
Post # 6
Wow that is awful. I cant even imagine.
Post # 7
@Miss Sorbet: Ouch, talk about a horrible way to learn of someone’s death!!! Sooo sorry for your friend.
on a happy note… you’re getting married on my birthday!!!! 😀
Post # 8
That’s so awful, I don’t know how I would cope with that kind of news.
Oddly enough, I just found out an estranged uncle died through facebook. I find it strange what people think is appropriate to post on facebook immediately.
Post # 9
OMG that’s horrible…and then to see it on FACEBOOK!!! Terrible.
Post # 10
That is extremely tragic. Thoughts and prayers to them and their family through this.
What an extremely tasteless post. I don’t mind if you want to post something, but a simple, “you’re in my thoughts” message is sufficient.
Side note – I just found a picture of my mother’s step-sister’s children standing next to an open casket on their facebook. I was floored.