(Closed) Just something I have noticed on Facebook. So random.

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
42 posts

haha i see that a lot with people needing help moving.

Post # 4
1231 posts
Bumble bee

@Marriedandlovingit: They don’t want to be left out of the conversation. 🙂

I wouldn’t ask something like that on FB. What if your old HS classmate who you got along with OK, said “oh i’ll do it!”  What do you do? “Oh no thanks, I was hoping one of my closer FB friends would do it.” Plus you’re letting people know that you won’t be home.

Post # 5
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My cousin who Im not that close with posted that she needed a babysitter and I offered and she accepted. I wouldn’t put “well I would but…”  because whats the point??

Post # 6
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Marriedandlovingit: It’s the “the thought counts” brownie points.

Post # 8
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

They need to show you that they are so Important that they know you want to know about their life, regardless of whether or not it effects you.

I see that all the time!

Post # 9
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I see this happen all the time and it happens to me all the time. 

For example someone who lives across the US Is always saying that she will babysit my kids for me… Ya thats much help…

Post # 10
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Sometimes I think people will do it so the person keeps them in mind for next time. The people across the country, I can’t come up with a good reason for that…

ETA: I would never be the poster asking or the random responder:)

Post # 11
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I see this all the time. I never really thought anything of it except that some people can be pretty rude in their requests (free babysitter, free ___ at their wedding, free moving help)… I mean, if I’m close I’d refuse to take payment for the smaller jobs, but as the “asker” I’d be embarrassed to ask my friends to do those for free.

As far as the across country thing… I think it’s more of a “wish I were there” sentiment than anything.

Post # 12
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I get bugged when people send out the generic “someone help me move” fb requests

“Need a ride to the airport”

Because they are not directed at anyone, and its awkward. I’d rather be asked personally to help move rather than see a generic message. I just don’t want to jump up and volunteer.

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