tony, this was a message thread. You don’t have to be friends with someone to send them a message. And I thought it was fake too, but now I kinda think it’s real. Greg sent this in to lamebook so i’d like to hear him back it up.
Screw it, Im back to being me!! @22,29 and 36, you’re officially ignored!!
Meanwhile, what kind of a mother didn’t recognize her own son from his pictures…unless this is all edited piece of Junk like the Flip wanabe whom I’m no longer wasting my sweet precious time on
I’ve had people posting as Boz pretending to be me also. They get bored eventually and wander off. I was rather gratified that a) anyone noticed me at all and b) they thought enough of me to want to make people think they were me.
As for this lamebook entry, even if it is faked, it’s still a wonderful (if predictable) piece of scripted comedy.
I think this is real, but not exactly what it seems.
I think Kathy is really Greg’s mom.
I think Greg (the one she contacted) is really Kathy’s son.
I think Greg is sick of his crazy mom’s shit and wants her to leave him alone, so he pretended she had the wrong person in the hope that she would stop bothering him.
She mentioned voice mail. I suspect she has been calling him multiple times daily and leaving crazy messages. I had a friend in college whose mother was like that. She once left a 45 minute message on his answering machine in which she repeated, “Joey? Are you there? Pick up, Joey! I know you’re there! Pick up? Maybe you’re not there. Joey! Joey!” On and on it went, one message that filled up the entire side of the tape. I might have thought he was exaggerating if he hadn’t played it for me. The poor guy had to shut her out to be able to get any peace in his life.
If we had had Facebook back then, and Joey’s mom had discovered it, his Facebook page would have become completely worthless to him as she filled it up daily with her insanity. Having witnessed that, this post rings true to me.
Yikes, Sparky – I’m a mother and I know lots of others but I’ve never heard of the type you describe. I believe you but I’m horrified that mothers like that can exist. I hope my son reads this and appreciates what a great mother I am lol.
Secondly, the father might be a piece of garbage but you don’t involve your kids in that stuff. If you try to turn kids against the other parent, it usually backfires and they start hating you. Looks like that’s what happened here.
[...] Facebook is dangerous for parents. I’ve covered that before. It’s bad enough when you’re not spared the gory details of nappy changing… but it’s worse when the parents in question are middle aged, trying to check up on their children, and not quite au fait with the technology… like this mother. [...]
“why would he not block her after the first few posts?”
Because that wouldn’t have been nearly as entertaining.
I had a nut harassing me on a message board for a while through private message. I didn’t block him because his messages became progressively hysterical, in both senses of the word. This is the kind of comedy blessing you try to prolong, not avoid.
I think the lameness of the Flip(s) overshadowed the lameness of this post…eventually. I mean it’s still funny as hell, but wtf guys. So, it’s annoying that some douchebag stole your name. It’s not like it’s your social security number, just tell him he’s an asshole and let it GO.
i feel bad for this mum/mom. i as a mother know how frustrating it is to always be the parent carrying all the weight and responsibility of raising children while dad refuses to grow up and take good proper care of his family. always the cool parent who gets the recognition, and mum isn’t cool becasue mum is feeding, shelteting and keeping the kids alive, while Dad buys their love with shiny presants.
Give her a break I say. Shes obviously made a lot of sacrifices that typical boys don’t understand!
Probably fake because what mother wouldn’t see that the guy in the DP isn’t actually her son. If FB didn’t have photos however I could totally see how this could happen. I once searched myself on FB, and was appalled at the number of people throughout the world sharing my name
I looked at the link someone up above supplied showing this screencap with the photo of Greg visible. I can easily see how Mom wouldn’t be able to tell if it was him. The photo is a dimly lit profile of his face. And one thing to consider – older folks need EXTRA BIG TYPE…they wouldn’t be able to read most of this page, for example. Just a factor of aging. The mistaken identity is totally possible.
Plus, older computer newbies don’t really grasp how much information is out there, and they are inexperienced using search tools, etc. The only thing I noticed that might lead it to be a fake is that her profile pic looks pretty good for a facebook newbie (well cropped and positioned). Probably more to do with FB defaults though.
I am a mom, I have seen moms like this and I can get behind the idea that it is real. Nothing is more crazy-making than being blocked out by unsympathetic children who favor the ‘easy way out’ fun parent, leaving you to be the one to say ‘no’ and work with limited resources. That describes many a family scenario.
@Boz(the real one) You’re my favourite lamebooker but i’m not sure if all the posts you make are really you. never the less, you are my favourite. People, stop pretending to be other people. It really is very confusing. Stick to your own names.
As for this post, I love Greg whether this is his mother or not.
OMG no way this is fake! My mom pulls this same pity shit in my life, RIGHT DOWN TO THE NINTENDO DETAIL, and the inept use of facebook. 1998: “It’s my N64 mom, I’ll take it to dad’s house it I want!” Kathy and my mom would get along great (if they were people more capable of affection). Brofist real-Greg, brofist. This made me feel better about crazy parents.
I believe it. My mother did the same thing to someone else on facebook. The poor girl sent a message to all the FB users with our name and asked if the person harassing her was their mom.
It was MY mom, though.
I ended up sending my mom and message telling her that she was bugging the wrong girl, but she got all pissed off and accused us of doing it on purpose.
I don’t doubt this at all. My mom does the same stuff to me all the time, calling a couple times an hour and leaving 5 minute voice mails each time and constantly bad-mouthing my dad. For some reason people like her and Kathy believe that the only way to make yourself look better is to put down others, even though it has the exact opposite effect since my dad has never said a single bad thing about her.
Like my mom, Kathy also tries to guilt trip her son into loving her. Notice how Kathy’s posts go from normal to insane while bringing up things like “you like your dad because you are materialistic… you are a bad person since you don’t like me… your grandmother is sick… I sacrificed this and that for you…” People like Kathy need to get it through their thick skulls that people avoid them because they are nasty and self-centered, not because they have been enchanted away by nintendos.