Now, I’m not usually the type of blogger who posts anything controversial, I’m usually a bit of a fence sitter, trying hard not to offend our easily offend-able society.
But last night, something ground my gears a little and I was left so baffled, I just had to share with you all.
As most of you know, I am a mother, and as a mother I am a member of a few “mum groups” on facebook. These are a sort of mummy Mecca, where we can go and vent, ask/give advice, share funny stories, and generally have a giggle…or so you would think.
… Is it just me, or have SOME (not all, most are fabulous!) of the admins of some of these groups become less like pillars of support, and more like tyrannical dictators ready to swipe you down at the first instance of disagreement?
Well, as for me I am usually the one who reads all the posts, sometimes asks questions, but generally doesn’t get involved in the catty mum- bashing that erupts all the more often these days. I like to see myself as a bit of a joker, who will crack a joke when I feel it is needed.
Now, last night on one of these groups (it shall remain nameless), there was a thread where a few ladies got a little heated during a debate on (a certain supermarket’s) vouchers. I will spare you the details. But as I read the some 99 comments, I found myself wanting to shout “come on Momma’s!! Let’s simmer down and have a laugh.”, so I did what anyone would have done (and rightfully so). I posted the Michael Jackson eating popcorn “I’m just here to read the comments” meme…BIG MISTAKE!!
*hangs head in shame*
Apparently, arguing over supermarket vouchers – perfectly acceptable, hilarious memes – absolutely frowned upon.
Safe to say I got banned from the group in question. As did my mother, and my husband.
My dear mummy got banned for questioning my dramatic banning. Then it got better…my husband got banned when the “ban-ers” chum chimed in to say I was banned for NAME CALLING (lol) and he proceeding to share these (unedited) screenshots (shown below), to out the fibber!
All of our comments were swiftly removed as fast as we were.
Our crime? Back cheeking the admin? Disagreeing with the admin? I don’t even know…
So below are a few screen shots of said drama…please, don’t scold me now, I’ve been scolded enough…
Ok, so yeah. That just happened.
Take it in.
Take it all in.
Can somebody please tell me…when did we lose our sense of humour? When did we start taking social media so seriously?
And when…just WHEN did it become ok for a grown woman to think she can scold another grown woman?
Isn’t life at home/work hard enough without these vices like social media becoming so serious too? As mothers are we not meant to have each others backs, share our wisdom with one another, and those hilarious stories of what our darling children got up to that day?
God I miss the days when people kept their opinions to themselves, and we weren’t all so wrapped up by social media that reality was slowly passing us by (yes I am guilty too!)
My point is this, lighten up ladies, it’s facebook.
Skint Momma xx