Stupid Questions??

Heather - posted on 09/25/2010 ( 90 moms have responded )

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Ok, My mom always told me there are no stupid questions....only stupid people. lol I was reading through another group's posts and came across the question, "I don't have money for a gym membership. Are there any cheap ways to lose weight?".....I'm sure you can all imagine the first thing that popped into my head.(sarcasm and palm to the forhead) So I guess my question for debate is, "Should people who ask these kinds of questions in a public forum be able to wine and complain when others give snarky answers?"(I personally did not respond) I know we all want to help each other and be supportive, but is there a limit to what we can do for people?

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Rebecca - posted on 09/28/2010

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The sad truth is, these young teenagers think they have it all together and want to "grow up" too fast. Then, when they realize this, most of them dump their mistakes on their loved ones. i.e., their parents, significant others, etc. Hell, I'm 19 and still don't think i'm ready for parenthood, but what can I do? Of course, I got pregnant while on the Depo shot, but the fact is that even though I was on birth control, I still risked having sex and getting pregnant, and I'm taking responsibility for my own actions; just like what these young teens need to be doing. Taking this responsibility was the best choice I ever made and I think these young girls will realize that they have a blessing if they'd just stop complaining so damn much and grow up, just like they thought they were.

Stifler's - posted on 09/26/2010

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I hate when people post illiterate drawl. More than I hate stupid questions.

JuLeah - posted on 09/25/2010

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What is a stupid question at noon on a Tues afternoon, might not have sounded stupid to the Friday night 2am writer who was stressed and unable to sleep .... There is a limit to what another can do, some don't want advice, but just to vent. The problem is not yet big enough for them to actually take action.

I have seen things like, "My son screams each time we go to the market. I have to buy him candy to shut him up. What do I do?"

I think, 'really'?
But, you can't see sometimes what is right in front of you - can't see the forest for all the trees, as they say. I have been there.

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Half the reason I come on here is to read the stupid questions and responses. The other reason I come on here is to debate with you INTELLIGENT women. Maybe I'm wrong for that.

Tah - posted on 09/27/2010

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don't remind me loureen, i should start a young moms 20-30 with common sense, make it private and them pass a test to join...

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The funniest thing ever was a woman ringing 911 over wrong burger order..i nearly died laughing didnt help that i was drinking coffee watching the youtube clip..now thats stupid.:-)were as young ladies as you all think who ask stupid questions, well dont answer them, if its not helpful & go to another page were you like and dont judge those moms for what ever reason.Com has many different types of moms and all have the right to be here and ask what ever the want..some may do it for the piss take others i am sure dont.:-)

Heather - posted on 09/29/2010

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If you really want a glimpse at stupid america, check out "California on America" on Youtube. KassimG goes around Venice Beach asking questions to people on the street and it inspires me to educate myself. He has a whole bunch of these videos about different topics. Pretty darn funny.

Stifler's - posted on 09/29/2010

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If I have a stupid question I google it. Sometimes I forget to google it and risk sounding dumb and then think of googling it. LOL.

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I think the most stupid question I posted was asking for advice on how to keep the peace between two different sides of the family that were both very stuck on their religious views. I eventually closed that post because they seemed to think it was an open invitation to bash me for not being 100% supportive of the other side of the family raising my kid as a Christian. It was irritating because my question was on advice on how to keep the peace. -_-" I have learned my lesson, religious topics will be kept for the debating moms forum.

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I have had plenty of stupid questions about raising kids but some are just too much. I don't know what it is about a lot of young moms, but I don't get it. I was 20 when I had my first baby and my mom gave me the best advice in the world. She told me to trust my gut because maternal instinct won't let you down. But I really think a good number of people just don't have it or they just play dumb for attention.

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I ask my MIL all my stupid child rearing questions (she's been doing daycare for 30 years), but I don't ask them on here! lol... Well, maybe 1 or 2... but nothing as stupid as some of the questions I've seen!

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Taking the piss out of other moms..i wonder how many of you ladies asked a stupid question but no one felt it was there place to point it out?:-)

Heather - posted on 09/28/2010

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oh yeah, my mom's a teacher and she told me a parent sent her an angry e-mail today because her son isn't doing well in Math(which is what my mom teaches). My mom makes the kids keep an organized folder of all their assignments and quizes if they're getting less than an 80% in the class and this student hasn't even been able to do that. The mom said "he don't need no organization, he needs to learn math". lol Just another great example. On a side note, at least she cared enough to actually write a note to my mom. :)

Tah - posted on 09/28/2010

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saw it Kate and almost choked on my special K..there was nothing nice i could have said so i chose to take a vow of silence....

Rebecca - posted on 09/28/2010

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Haha, Thank you Heather. We're all essentially in the same boat on this forum... We're all highly amused by stupid people. No wonder this world is where it is today, look at who's reproducing nowadays!

Kate CP - posted on 09/28/2010

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The one I'm still pondering at is "Should I send my son to school with croup?" Seriously? He has a highly contagious viral infection but you're wondering if its okay to send him to school with hundreds of other children whom he can infect? Fabulous. Mother of the year award for you, lady. *sigh*

Heather - posted on 09/28/2010

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Rebecca you give us all hope for young moms. ;) Good luck to you girl. You're obviously way ahead of the game!

Stifler's - posted on 09/28/2010

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I agree they just want to be told "you're a good mum don't listen to anyone else they are all wrong age is only a number etc." instead of the truth that planning a kid at 15 is a stupid stupid thing to do.

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I'm a 21yo single mom and even *I* have issues when trying to read that jibber jabber crap that is all either abbreviations or words that I have no idea where they came from. I also have issues reading through some of the posts on the young moms forums, like so many have already said it's mainly complaints about how they're being "discriminated against" or "my BD is lazy and doesn't do anything" or "my parents hate me" blah blah woof woof. I read one where a 17yo girl PLANNED to get pregnant with her 22yo boyfriend, but she was so torn because she couldn't tell anybody because they wouldn't have understood. It wasn't even a question, just a statement that nobody in her family would have understood why she wanted to have a child at such a young age. I tried to be nice, by saying "if I was your parent I wouldn't freakin understand because you're not even willing to wait until you've graduated. If you were really that mature you would have planned this a little better, waited until you were done school and this way if the BD decides to bugger off you at least have a high school education giving you a one up when job applying so that you could provide for your kid." Apparently that wasn't helpful or nice though, and I kind of got flamed for that response. I would love to join a young moms forum where people can actually spell real words, think, and have common sense.
If I want to b**** about something, I go to "want to vent." I don't expect a response, but I get to b**** about whatever I want, have it out there and if somebody feels like giving advice or telling me to man up, then so be it.

Rebecca - posted on 09/27/2010

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Lol, I love reading some of the ridiculous posts on this site. I think if people can't take the sarcastic, OBVIOUS answers to their stupid questions, they're better off asking their mother or best friend, who will more than likely give them the answers that they want to hear, not answers they need to hear.

Stifler's - posted on 09/27/2010

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i know and reading the crap people carry on with makes me ashamed to be in the same boat lol the defensiveness gets on my goat bigtime.

Charlie - posted on 09/27/2010

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The thing is Emma we are the young mums - 20-30 year old women *hangs head* hehe

Stifler's - posted on 09/27/2010

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Apparently it is on urban dictionary bahaha but I doubt it's in the real dictionary. I'm waiting for some young mums to flame this thread.

Jodi - posted on 09/27/2010

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Maybe they are posting from their phones, and that is how their texting is set up? I don't care why though, it's horrible to read.

Stifler's - posted on 09/27/2010

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Ugh I'm reading through the young mums now. LOL. It's all "My doctor and older people are discriminating against me!!111one". Who cares?

Stifler's - posted on 09/27/2010

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Tonnes of them post with a Capital Letter On Every Word or in all caps too, it's so annoying.

Tah - posted on 09/27/2010

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yes emma...if one more person ask that....i don't care if you are a young mom, can you be a literate mom though? yes 14 with 3 kids...priceless....lol...so i asked them...what are your goals and why one baby a year when you can hardly spell, and your man is 15 and from the way you tell it he's not worth squat...so then you want to know what to do with him because all he does is party and cheat..well the answer isn't to get knocked up again and stay...

Stifler's - posted on 09/27/2010

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And it's always "I live with my parents... how do I get them to stop interfering and making comments about me going out at night etc" Der,... fall in line or move out

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I like that right next to the most asinine question you've ever read, there's a post about what to do about unwanted advice...TAKE IT

Stifler's - posted on 09/27/2010

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Also they always ask the same questions which have been posteed 500 times "why do people judge us for being young mums?" and it's just another platform to bitch about it and defend their parenting etc. rather than a legitimate question.

Stifler's - posted on 09/27/2010

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What annoys me about the young mums group is that sometimes I feel it's a joke. I've read posts like "I'm 14 and have 3 kids and I'm a great mum... age is only a number... young mums are way better than older mums blah blah blah". Are you fucking serious?

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Oops. I answered the question on page 2 w/out reading page 3. Now it's just out of place... gqtm....

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I have seen some really stupid questions but I try to think back when I was single scared and had nobody. So I try to help if I can.

But that question would, I don't know if I could help myself, she would probably get a stupid answer.

Tah - posted on 09/27/2010

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no....i lol and, i smhid(shake my head in disbelief) my mhtf(mouth hits the floor)and i lmbo when i get on those pages....

Iris - posted on 09/27/2010

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I'm wondering if these are the same mothers that think we don't need a sex education in schools.. Obviously this proves the opposite.

I don't get so bothered by someone asking questions that I consider stupid. I get more bothered when I see that out of 20 answers to the post, 15 of them are equally stupid.

Charlene - posted on 09/27/2010

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Sometimes I really do laugh out loud.. but I have never in my life used 'lol'.... but I do use lmao.. because I only WISH I could laugh my arse off...

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Nothing, sometimes I do, but generally I giggle to myself. When I do laugh it starts a tirade of questions from my hubby, and I don't want to have to talk to him, do I hahahahaha lol.

oh crap he's asking questions now look what you've done :-P

Amie - posted on 09/27/2010

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I laugh out loud when I'm sitting here.

My mom read through a few things this weekend while she was here because I was busting a gut. She even said hi to a few friends I've made on CoM's. haha.

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you are correct, Toni. Who really laughs out loud? In reality we usually giggle quietly to ourselves while on the computer.

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Yeah as in not laughing out loud because people would think you were mental, but giggling quietly to myself, gqtm. At least that's what I thought it meant *shrugs*

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