Post # 1
I see why so many waiting bee’s are leaving! Goodness, we were called names–like seriously! Are we in high school?
Now I know I am not on here as often as I would like only because at work I have been extra extra busy and grad school is kicking my butt! But I am just shocked by the thread I just read up on. Just plain mean! That whole thread makes me want to close down my account and just come back when I get engaged!
I am honestly at a lost for words! But do want to say congrats to Iggies, who is now engaged and can post without being criticized!
And I want to give a shoutout to my ladies in waiting, speak life into it–IT WILL HAPPEN! (HUGS)
You guys will always be my Waiting Sisters!!
Post # 3
Pleeeeeeeeease don’t leave because of this! It is like 1% of the WB population who is anti waiting board, if that. They can deal– for real! We don’t need to start another debate over this bc its been done to death but I just wanted to say that most people here are totally cool with the waiting board and you should not let this run you off. (hugs)
Post # 4
Smoochies dear and congrats iggie!!
Post # 5
Please don’t leave chaotic… like I told firemanslady, for one person criticizing you, you have tons that support you. Focus on that, and let the other posters words go. The majority of WB does not agree with them, and we want you here. 🙂
Post # 6
i cant believe some people get enjoyment out of coming on here and downing us. I say that we take this and let it make us stronger!
I love all of my bees!
Post # 7
Very confused as to what you are referring to!
Post # 8
I’m not going anywhere!!! It’s so nice to have ladies to talk to that understand my current frustration!
Anywho…I have found a new item to occupy my mind while I’m patiently waiting…I might be getting a new car today…at least by Friday!!! Yay!!!
Post # 9
Morning chaotic! Unfortunately, people did get really rude yesterday, but people were ALSO really awesome and really supportive of the waiting bees. The nice far outweighed the mean, and I know that the girls that were mean are not thought of well anymore. Most of them were newer and simply don’t get it. Stick around, cause we KNOW the waiting girls got your back.
Post # 10
Can someone fill me in? Who are you saying was rude?
Post # 11
i also missed the boat on all the conversations yesterday because i had a really busy day, but i wanted to say, i think the criticism is total crap. waiting is such a hard period, and having a supportive community is so helpful. forget about the naysayers!
Post # 12
There should be a taboo against creating “I’m going away now because I’m offended” threads. Especially when several other people have done the same thing recently. It’s so middle school, and makes everyone else feel bad. No one wants to listen to a bunch of Debbie Downers anyway. 😛
As for me…no amount of whining will budge me from the hive. And I’ll even post a pile of emotional gushy waiting threads to tick the anti-waiting people off. Muahahaha.
Don’t let them get to you! Here’s to ladies in waiting and positive attitudes!
Post # 13
Don’t let people get you down. I didn’t have WB when I spent my year waiting and I felt crazy because my mom thought I was being pushy, and none of my friends wanted to get married yet so I had NO ONE to talk to!
When you talk to people who aren’t in the same boat they look at you as obsessed, crazy, pushy, and just trying to get married (and it doesn’t matter with who). I wish I had the waiting girls to vent to and to help me! Stay! As an engaged bee I think you girls are a great support for other girls in waiting!
Post # 14
i have no idea what anyone is referring to, and i don’t want to get involved, but i’m sooooo sad that other bees are hating on us waiting ladies! i feel like there is definitely some tough love around here, but i’ve never really taken any of that personally or seen it as offensive. the beauty of WB, especially the Waiting board, is that everyone has had so many different life experiences that you get so many different perspectives and different kinds of advice. which is very useful for someone like me, who doesn’t have too many good friends locally to talk to. i’ve gotten sooo much support from everyone here (despite my many neurosis and kvetching) and i hope that someday i might be able to meet some of you in person and give you all huge hugs!! i seriously don’t know what i would have done these last few months without being on WB!
i hope people can let the negative stuff just roll off their backs and try to enjoy the dynamic and fun exchanges we have on these message boards!
Post # 15
Not going to comment on things that were said over the past day or so because when I get ticked off at rudeness I tend to go off. What I would like to say though is that I personally feel that our “waiting” communtiy is fantastic and offers a lot to the forum. There is a reason why we have a waiting board, because it’s part (and sometimes a very stressful one) of the whole process. Those of us who have made it past the waiting stage should remember what it felt like then, and offer nothing more than our full support.
Also, if you were to really start hammering down, I don’t really belong on this forum either since I’m a newlywed and not actively planning a wedding.
Post # 16
futuremrsduff – i love that the engaged and already married still come back to the waiting boards because you give us so much hope!! i love getting advice and ideas from you guys! please don’t feel like you can’t participate anymore because you’re no longer waiting. i can’t tell you how many already engaged and marrieds have replied to my posts with sincere and honest advice that has helped through my tortorous waiting period!