(Closed) What would you think – FB status.

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 47
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I would just imagine that this person was in shock, and she had realised how precious life was and how lucky she was to be alive.

Post # 48
3790 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

I had a friend who always used to say “better you than me” about almost everything… Home with the flu, got in a fender bender, lost your bank card – This reminds me of her, I took that status as completely selfish and compassionless. Boooooo on your FSIL!

Post # 49
10452 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It honestly wouldn’t even phase me. 

Post # 50
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsWBS:  If I’m stuck in traffic and I know (due to a radio announcement or something like that) that there was an accident with injuries / death, I definitely feel concerned about the people and not worried about the inconvenience I’m caused. 


Post # 52
982 posts
Busy bee

@mrsztobee:  Completely insensitive. People could have died and all they were concerned about was the inconvenience?


Post # 53
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@mrsztobee:  First reaction: Totally self-absorbed and just mean. Those are PEOPLE in that car! What if it WAS you and some stranger used you as their “complaint of the day” with a picture of your tragedy? Rude. 

Post # 55
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@jadlnc:  This is how I am reading that too.

Like, they could have worded it different but it just sounds like they are thankful it wasn’t them. IMO, the pictures are the most insensitive part.

Post # 56
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Quite rude, and self-centred. Someone could be dead, and all you care about is having to be stuck in traffic. >.<

Post # 57
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I lived in Tokyo for a semester during university, and there were four seperate mornings when I had to take the train to school during rush hour and someone had jumped or fallen in front of it, delaying the train or forcing me to take a different route – both options making me extremely late.

I could have enormous sympathy for the person and their family, but it would still be an unpleasant experience having to take a roundabout way and being late for class, missing something important, etc. 

It sounds stupid in comparison, but regardless of scale, an unpleasant experience is still unpleasant and I don’t think anyone should be required to act like it’s not annoying or frustrating just because someone else’s day was worse. In My Humble Opinion No one has a patent on unhappiness just because theirs is bigger.

I feel like a lot of the posts in this thread are awfully sanctimonious, I find it hard to believe that every single person who called the facebook poster a mean name, if stuck for an hour in traffic behind an accident, would not have any thoughts for themselves.

Call me cynical, but the idea of someone sitting in stop and go or entirely stopped traffic for an hour going “I only care about the people in the accident and if they’re okay, I am not irritated or frustrated by this in the least because I am so filled with compassion that there’s no room for any other emotion” seems unlikely to me. The thoughts expressed in the facebook post seem pretty normal for the situation… just more honest than most people would be. 

Also, some people process the emotions they experience in a situation like that differently from others, and feel more comfortable expressing it in a more shallow or flippant/jokey way. I dont think it necessarily says anything bad about those people on the whole. 


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