I assume that Nancy is the subject of the lameness, due to
a) Her rather public declaration of Fran’s death.
b) Her use of “Calm down” as if declaring that you want to go shopping is somehow rather decadent.
c) Her formal insistence that Emily should make a card for her uncle and cousin (assuming they’re immediate family of Fran). Not even “buy a card” but “MAKE a card”. And again, rather publicly.
Kind of what I thought after I posted my original comment. But like you said, more odd than lame – she’s obviously upset. And the random ‘calm down’ thing was weird. I know its too public, but so many people stuff like this on FB and don’t care.
@’fterklang: I kinda beg to differ. Nancy’s surely a cad and a bitch, but Emily still deserves the Lamebook laurel crown for engaging Nancy, for her nuanced and compassionate reaction to the bad news (“shit this sucks”), and for her overall bizarre reaction (“Nancy, you just called me an insensitive a-hole. I love you!”)
@ugh: Well, I suppose you’re right. We should be praise Emily for her sense of Facebook decorum. She could have, after all, reacted to the bad news with an “OMG, what a major bummer, there goes my shopping expedition, LOL!!”
OMG Nancy just gave a shining example of passive aggressive behavior. At least it’s a good thing that it’s a distant relative of Emily’s; I’m sure she’d hate to find out that one of her parents or a sibling died in this manner.
it would seem nancy is even a bit elated herself that aunt fran died. were she to use a direct synonym of ‘calm down’ it might have sounded like ‘relax’ or ‘take it easy’, phrases normally used in positive situations to put people at ease. but instead of this, evil nancy is basically declaring “take a load off, everything’s cool.. aunt fran is dead.”
I’m with #4…I hate to be ageist, but sometimes I wonder if middle-aged folks should use facebook (or technology in general). It reminds me of the time that my mom sent me a text message telling me my cousin died.