Someone please explain this to me - it makes no sense....

@shambuca (2560)
United States
July 24, 2007 11:28am CST
why do people post things like- my dog is really sick what should I do - should I call the vet??? Or my friend passed out and we can't revive him should I take him to the hospital??? What are they thinking??? I have read a couple of these today alone and it's making me crazy- especially the ones about the animals-- come on people use your brain!!! Am I the only one who thinks this way????
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@sunshinecup (7880)
24 Jul 07
Or how about the poster that posts these back to back... My dog is sick. Dog is sick what to do? Can you help my sick dog? Dogs, do they get sick? Geeze people if ya need a penny that darn bad, get a friggin job!
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
24 Jul 07
oh I know!
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• Malaysia
24 Jul 07
Haha.. I've seen those kinda discussions! That's hilarious..
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• United States
24 Jul 07
Oh no you are not. I cant even read these discussions as they make me so mad. I used to answer a lot of questions on yahoos Q&A I used to tell those type idiots to get away from the bloody computer and take your animal to the vets. One night a few months ago one of my dogs was not eating her dinner. It was at night so her vet was closed and it was not a serious problem so I found an online vet service and they chat online about the problem and solved it. It cost me $9.00 but was worth it.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
25 Jul 07
wow- maybe you should post the online vet url- I know that would be helpful to me- - not just for emergencies either....as you have seen from past experiences with my guys - it's always something and sometimes I just need more info then what the vet gave me.
• United States
25 Jul 07
That's an idea. I will and say you told me to... LOL
• India
24 Jul 07
o yes and what did they do with their dogs BEFORE joining mylot? let them die of sickness?..makes no sense i have seen those discussions as well. Its not like i dont like people discussing their pets i love hearing stories about what pets are even kids do but this is too much...i see discussion like that and i have half a mind to say 'why dont you shoot him' LOL that will only end up in a mudslinging match so keep away and say a little prayer for the poor animal LOL
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
24 Jul 07
What I did before mylot- was ask my friends and family- DUH
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• India
25 Jul 07
o no warmweatherwoman if you asked your friends and you contacted your vet you are just making a discussion about what happened...the discussion is about 'what do i do my pet is is sick' kind of ones...:)
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I think those discussion you mention is the one that really gives us headcahe, because we think this person has multiple accounts. At least 8 accounts of them. if it's not about animal, could be about cars and in one account it can mention that she has late period and the next one she turn into man with young kids. I don't know. it's just crazy
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
24 Jul 07
BTW, you might wanna check this discussion, it's been going on the last 24 hours. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1212795.aspx
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I did check it out and told them to report it and let the mylot police check it out.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I think they are just asking whatever pops into mind- like why would you come on mylot and ask- should I call 911?? I don’t understand it either – And I don’t respond to those.. if it were an emergency- the person would be gone prior to getting our responses- So yes it drives me crazy too- I try to make my discussions- things people actually like to talk about- or places I have been or something that interests me-
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
25 Jul 07
so do i- if these stories aren't true (which is what a lot of people ar saying) these idiots need to get a life
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
Sweet they are writing these to make money and nothing else and you will probably find that they aren't even true I mean if my Friend passed out I would be on the Phone to the Ambulance not on the Computer to mylot and if my Dog was really sick I would be at the Vets with him not on mylot I would come on mylot after and inform People once he is fine but not when he is really sick These Discussions are just written to get responses and to earn money
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I would love to believe that but for 10 years I worked in customer service and you cannot believe how stupid people really are- I would not put it past some of these people to not call a vet. I truely hope for the animals sake that its a bunch of crap!!!
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
More proof that technology indeed makes us very very lazy. Although by the sounds of it, sorry but I only spend my time on Mylot reading and responding to my friends notifications so I don't tend to come across these, but they made me laugh, common sense is an asset it seems.
@mummymo (23707)
25 Jul 07
I am happy to say that I haven't really seen any of these discussions myself but frankly I think that if someone has an emergency situation then the last thing they should be doing is sitting at the computer and asking the lovely people at mylot - the whole process uses up far too much time! Crazy! xxx
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@Angela07 (202)
• United States
24 Jul 07
yes i know that is totally retarded. And i think that is crazy becuase you could go ask the vet those questions or go ask a doctor..call 911 or something dont post it one here...by the time you get a repley your friend could die and your dog as well...
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@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
24 Jul 07
I understand your frustration. I personally have not come across these kinds of postings. However...you would think common sense would prevail in these kinds of situations? If your pet is sick take it to the vet! If your friend passes out take him to the hospital! The End..
@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
24 Jul 07
No shambuca, I totally agree. I don't understand why people post these discussions other than to just be posting. I am like you, "come on people use your brain"
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
24 Jul 07
It is obviously not true, they are just making this up to get responses, what we need to do is NOT respond to these stupid discusissions because it just encourages them more..
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
24 Jul 07
Lol..I think people are just trying to make a few cents from it, I just have a funny image of someone passing out and their friend's first thoughts being,'I should get help from Mylot'.!!
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@sid556 (30987)
• United States
24 Jul 07
This is the person i was referring to in my thread on mylot abuse. if you look into the profile under discussions you will see that this person has started several and if you really read thru...obviously just made up stuff. If you look at some others that are similar...same exact thing. One in particular here has already reached an 8star rep. and has done absolutely nothing but make up stuff. It would appear to be the same person with several accounts
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@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 07
I was thinking of the same thing last night when I saw a discussion about this person's cat which apparently was just laying there and breathing rapidly! It was obvious something was wrong with the cat. The thing that annoys me is that they have the time to discuss about it first. They see their dying cat or dog or whatever, and instead of saying "I gotta bring it to the vet", they say "Oh wait, I'll discuss this on MyLot first and earn some money at the same time." Urghh...
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@indiavani (863)
• India
24 Jul 07
Hello! You are not the only one who thinks so because I have seen such 3 discussions today morning where they have asked what to do about their sick pets (dog, cat). Lol! I really laughed out to read those discussions because they were so idiotic questions. I mean when your pet is sick, take it to vet. I don't think their pets are going to be alright by their discussions. The reason for such discussions is I guess they may not be getting anything else to start a discussion...vani^_^
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
24 Jul 07
Excuse me- BUT- I am one of the ones that asked for advice when my pit broke out into hives- NO - I didn't ask should I call the vet- that is an automatic- but I did it because I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced it and if so- did everything turn out alright- so if it bothers you that much- DON'T read those types posting- MOVE ON!!!!! Because with your attitude about it- your probably not welcome anyway ;0
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• India
25 Jul 07
ha thats something serious and a different experience i agree not everyday you get into a situation like and yes you wanted help but all this happened AFTER you contacted ur vet and took care of your pet :) the discussion about people who ask 'my pet is sick can you please help?'
@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
27 Jul 07
The person who is posting a lot of these silly questions about sick pets & being sick herself, is a bit of a scam artist. She is making up all her discussions, & doesn't reply to anyone. She has multiple accounts. I deleted her from my friends list. She has been reported to my lot admin,. & hopefully had been kicked out by now.
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
31 Jul 07
WOW-- you go girl-- thanks for letting me know... I would hate to think that someone who is that stupid is allowed to have pets!!!!
@quatelmon (955)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Or how about the people that don't ever read any of the responses before posting their own, and they post THE EXACT same thing as the person before them, just a little different. Wheee!! LOL The animal ones piss me off, too. And I'm an animal lover! I ask questions that aren't as urgent, though. And, if it's a question of the real health of my dog or cats, I'm going to the vet AND THEN telling you guys all about it. LOL. Great topic to start, btw!
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Yes I do the same- recently my lab hurt his leg (cruciate ligament)and AFTER taking him to the vet I posted a discussion asking if anyone elses dog had experienced the same problem, but only after taking him to the vet.
• India
25 Jul 07
yes i know. some ppl just post some diss just so dat dey can earn money. EVEN IF DEY DONT HAVE A DOG!!! there was actually a diss which said dat i'm getting married in a few hours and my response was- if u r getting married in a few hours then why r u sitting out here in mylot and posting these diss. go and get married for crying out loud.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
25 Jul 07
LOL-- glad you did!!!!!