Post # 1
I’m curious how biased my opinion is so I want to hear how others’ reactions.
“I was stuck for an hour waiting for the cops to flip over a car from a rollover accident. First person to see everything. Thank God that wasn’t me.”
Complete with picture of wrecked cars.
Post # 3
@mrsztobee: it sounds a little flippant to me, like the person is making light of the accident. I’m not sure I would post such a status unless it was accompanied by ‘thankfully everyone’s okay’
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
My first thought was that it’s somewhat insensitive.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
@mrsztobee: My first thought is “WELL WAS EVERYONE OKAY??????” Otherwise how dare you complain about your inconvenience.
Post # 6
@mrsztobee: I guess I’m reading it differently. It seems to me the person is thanking their lucky stars that they weren’t the one who had this obviously horrific accident.
Post # 7
I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one, it was my FSIL and whenver I “complain” about her my Fiance says I’m not being fair because I just don’t like her. But for real she’s evil.
This is what I heard when I read that: “I” was the first there, “I” am stuck for an hour, I’m glad it wasn’t “me”
ME ME ME!!!! AhHHHH How cold!
Post # 8
@mrsztobee: Hmmm super insenstive!!!! Maybe she didn’t mean it that way, but it sure comes across as such.
Post # 9
@mrsztobee: Sounds like someone is seriously desperate for attention, even if it stems from a negative situation. How sad.
Post # 10
@mrsztobee: I am referring to the person who took the picture fyi lol
Post # 11
It comes off as insensitive to me too. Nobody likes having to wait in traffic due to an accident, but it happens and hopefully everyone involved was okay. It is a little weird that she posted pics of some stranger’s wrecked car to her FB too.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
My reaction: woah! they put the photo on FB?
Post # 13
I have been pretty rattled after being passed by someone leading a high speed chase by the cops and watching them lose control and collide with cars in front of me. That status isn’t far off from how I felt, and I can see someone wanting some support from their social network after something like that. While it wouldn’t occur to me to share it on Facebook, I did relate the story to my family in similar terms. I don’t think it’s neccessarily attention-desperate. It’s what’s on her mind and people post what’s on their mind for their friends to see.
Accidents you see can be just as upsetting as accidents you’re in, is what I mean.
Post # 14
It comes off as insensitive, but I would assume they’re a bit in shock of what happened.
And also, we all just have different ways of processing scary things. I know I’ve definitely made some jokes about certain explosions/attacks that affected my daily routine in Afgahnistan. It doesn’t make me jerk, it’s just the way I (and many of my friends) process crazy stuff.
Post # 15
How dare those people have an ACCIDENT and inconvenience her! Ugh! So rude of them to do that!
No really, I hope everyone is okay. That seemed so insensitive of your FSIL.
Post # 16
@shaka: I understand what you mean but you probably wouldn’t say “I’m stuck” like it was an inconvenience to you