Grow up

I woke up this morning to a Viber group created by a class rep from my son’s school.
I thought it was a good idea to be informed about exams, holidays, and other relevant information.
But in the few minutes that followed, my phone started to alert me on incoming Viber messages—only to find out that some parents were happily posting humorous stickers to the thread.
So I thought I would do others a favor by asking them kindly to refrain from adding stickers to keep the messages relevant.
The creator of the group responded by saying that stickers were OK because they are fun and “kunti lang naman”.
To which one of the dads replied by posting a giant LOL sticker, presumably to mock me.
Instead of engaging in useless a Viber argument, I decided to leave the group.

This is a public service announcement to sticker-happy parents, to please spare the ones who prefer to have less clutter in their lives—and in their phones.
So maybe this post will be discussed in their Viber group. Bite me.
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  • Jonelski

    OH MY GOD, YES! nakaka-irita those that post stickers, sunod-sunod pa! and the people who do this on some of my threads are unfortunately in their mid to late 40’s pa. Thank you for this, at least I know I am not alone in irritation.

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  • gina

    I totally agree. Im your co parent, our boys are classmates. I find it weird.

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    CVS Reply:

    yay :)

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  • sab

    it’s scary to think people raising children are acting like children themselves… woe the future!

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  • dadang Tesoro

    Kaloka levels talaga ang parents from XS!

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    CVS Reply:

    hindi naman lahat :)

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  • Bernadette Cuason

    Pagbigyan mo na C, ngayon lang natutong gumamit ng Viber at naaliw sa stickers.

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    CVS Reply:

    hahaha. oo nga naman :))

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  • Orna Mint

    KJ

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  • Alexei

    Using stickers is like an adult wearing a statement tee. Cute at first but if it’s overdone, it becomes too immature.

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  • johbeeze

    it takes a certain kind of f*cktard kasi of the dad to respond with a sticker even though you expressed your dismay. can you imagine the conversation those people would have kung sticker lang ang gagamitin as a response?!!? parang nanood ka na lang ng cartoon network. not only there is a place and time for those stickers but also certain taste.

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    njmanang Reply:

    and age!

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  • aprillou

    I have 3 groups on LINE. Nakakaloka siya even when I turn notifications off. Sometimes I see 6,000 unread messages if I don’t check for a day or two. Jusko day! Nakakatamad mag back read. So delete na lang the entire thread. Kebs na lang sa ma miss. Although, ayoko naman umalis sa group. Di ko na lang binabasa. Hehehe.

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  • Tintin

    The ‘kunti lng naman’ message is already a sign that you should leave the group.

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    CVS Reply:

    LOL!

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    Paul Diaz Reply:

    Call me crazy but I think that statement is a funny reference to the McDo commercial featuring a kuya with DS. Probably that’s why the Dad LOL’ed. But whatever.

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    CVS Reply:

    This needs an LOL sticker

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  • Jeroen

    Yes groups like these should be kept strictly to the point. Only class/school related information should be shared.

    Next time this obnoxious dad or bored stay at home mom makes a post informing parents to tell their kids to not drink the school fountain water as his son got an infection – Just respond with a LOL sticker.

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  • joelcruise

    It’s not just about clutter, it’s really about basic and proper etiquette to engage people in a professional manner if they are not personally close to you. The saying “Familiarity breeds contempt” wasn’t coined for nothing…

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  • Ai Chusyu

    Me and my family use LINE, a bit of viber but there is no option to “turn notices off” with the latter, esp. with group message. So I prefer LINE

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  • Anonymous

    The one who made the group should’ve made rules to keep the thread strictly for school announcements/issues/homework – and avoid sending chain letters, business promotions , etc including stickers. I mean that’s the reason for making the group in the first place. Some people are busy and can’t be bothered by stickers :p

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  • Benggadora

    Not to mention the fact that irrelevant messages wast A LOT of cellphone battery.

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  • Frey Gander

    LOL BUT TRUE JIRITS NAMAN KUNG PURO STICKERS

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