Do you ever think that the reason someone answers a question rudly or completly unhelpful (meaning just a smarty pants comment rather than helpful advice or saying nothing at all) is becuase they are really having a bad day and need to take it out on someone else, or that really they are in the same boat, and just want to be smart and make someone else feel bad about themselves. I mean lots of people probably come here looking for support and to see if people are having the same problems as them andlooking for some helpful advice not rude scarcasim. I think people say things with out remembering that somethimes things are easier said than done, and that they are already in a tough situation and are looking for a way out, but things are hard sometimes to get out of a hole . And why not just if you have nothing nice to say don't say nothing at all. Why try to make someone feelworse than they already do.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on Mar. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
"And why not just if you have nothing nice to say don't say nothing at all. "
First, this is a double negative and translated correctly it would mean that you want them to say things that aren't nice.
Second, many times people react with their true feelings on different subjects. They might come off as rude to you, but it's the passion they are feeling when they are typing. Granted, some are just plain out rude. As for my above comment, please don't take that as rude, double negatives are just a pet peeve.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by waldorfmom at 3:09 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:15 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
I agree that there is many rude and sarcastic people on here. And as cafemom is supposed to be a positive place for moms to share their advice and not as a bashing zone as it has been lately.
I think bad behavior on the cafe has gotten much worse to the point of disgust.
Answer by tyme4me2day at 4:09 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
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Answer by PestPatti at 4:15 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
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Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:23 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
I know many people who are straight forward and blunt in person, including me. If my best friend, or a passing acquaintance, asked me if they should get back with their abusive boyfriend, they would both get a "H@LL NO!" Sometimes there is no way to sugar-coat the truth.
People who are doing illegal, dangerous, or just stupid stuff need to be reminded to use some common sense. If you really need sympathy, maybe talking to your best friend or minister would be a better idea.
Answer by mancosmomma at 5:50 PM on Mar. 16, 2009