Wednesday, September 07, 2011

{Not Really} Wordless Wednesday: Facebook Faux Pas!

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday and with Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love.

This one does require a little explanation. I decided to participate in this year's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign on Facebook which required women to make the following statement dependant on the month of the year they were born, and a sweet allocated to the date of their birthday. My statement read:

"I'm 18 weeks and craving Choc Mint" (my birthday is December 14th).

I posted this in my status update and soon people were wondering if I was announcing baby #5. I told women who asked that I'd send them an explanatory email. One of those women was my mum - although I thought she was just playing along - because, you know, I'd only told her a million times that we're done having children now!

She didn't read my message as you will see below...


By cancelled lectures, she means she, as a lecturer, cancelled her lectures for the day! So all the students in her classes got an extra day to work on assignments thanks to a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign on Facebook!

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Have YOU done a self-examination this month, or had a mammogram lately? Please ask you're women friends the same question! Early detection goes a long way to increasing recovery rates!


p.s. if you're playing the game, too, it's only fair to warn your mum/dad/husband/partner first...

17 comments:

Grace said...

A childhood friend of mine played this game. And I told my mum who knows her mum. Hope I haven't started something scandalous !

Thanks for the breast examination reminder. I am definitely due for one !

Melissa said...

SO I guess the question is this: Was she happy at the thought of another baby? Did she cancel her lectures because she was excited/ Or not????

I confess. I didn't get the explanatory email that day. And I fell for it the first 3 times. and thought people were announcing pregnancies all over the place.

Sif said...

Apparently a lot of people are falling for it this year... I was telling a mum about it at the school gate and she had to text a friend who was concerned for another friend who had just announced her fourth pregnancy under very suspicious circumstances, LOL. My mum was worried because we're really struggling financially at the moment and there is generally a lot of stress in our household - poor dear!

Kellie said...

Hehe!! Oh dear! Poor mum!
I did it last year and my status received a LOT of comments from people thinking I was preggers too! Including mu mum. It would have been a very cool way to announced your pregnancy though!

Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots said...

Haha this is quite funny! Your poor Mum, though I bet you'd be popular with her students if they knew you were the reason behind the day off!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I saw a post about people taking it the wrong way , still it got people talking.Your poor mum. I'd love thought balloons on Facebook

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Your mum's students must be so happy! They should be spreading the word everywhere.

Eloise said...

hahaha, oh your poor mum! A friend of mine did the same thing and then had to go around telling all her friends she wasn't pregnant. Only to find out a week later, she actually WAS pregnant and then had to go back around telling everyone she was! Okay, Im confused now :)

Julie said...

Lol! Well, I'm sure your mum's students appreciated it anyway!

Sif said...

LOL, Eloise - that had better NOT happen to me (touch wood!).

Thanks everyone - Mum's over it now, LOL - but for a while there I was kind of glad she lives interstate, hehehe!

Nayana said...

nice to read and thank you for awareness.

Missy Boo said...

The first breast cancer Facebook message I saw, sucked me into think my girlfriend was pregnant again with number 4 *sigh*

Chantel said...

He He, this gave me a giggle! xx

Sif said...

Missy Boo, me too, except it was a friend who would have been pregnant with number five, LOL! Chantel, glad it did!

nellbe said...

Oh I never did see this one but in case I do I know whats happening, your poor mum. hehe

Yr Ham said...

Lol...you are right-my students loved the day off (and so did I), and when I shared the reason they lost it, mega-time! Lol I don't think I will ever live this down! : D

Sif, they all send their love; you know most of them...:D

Sif said...

Aw, bless them!

Apparently a lot of people have been caught out - and not very happy about it - and given participants a lot of flack for being cruel to women who are having trouble conceiving or have lost babies.

I know it was never my intention to upset anyone (and no one has expressed upset with me specifically). It's a shame that this game has become such a battle field when the participants were only ever trying to support a worthwhile cause...

Social media has become a minefield of political correctness.

Teenagers and the failing parent...