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#1 Mamabug

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

WDYT your reaction/thoughts would be if your mother sent you an email entitled: A Turnip Recipe?? blink.gif blink.gif   huh.gif

I'm not sure I want to open it - it's got an attachment and all.....

Does she think I really need a turnip recipe?

Or my cooking is so woeful that a turnip recipe is the only thing that can save me?

Is it a snide comment on what I feed my family?????

I just don't know where to go with this one! But am not yet brave enough to open it....

#2 Expelliarmus

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

Is it a fwd joke? My sister sends me these things all the time. They often have weird titles like that.

#3 *CalamityJane*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

Yep, my Mum forwards me lame crap from her friends.  It's probably one of those.

#4 beachook

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

Open it....you know you want to...and we need to know more about it haha

#5 raone

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

biggrin.gif Do it, do it, do it!!!

#6 Mamabug

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

Actually, thinking about it more makes it even starnger as she knows I can't actually eat turnips... unsure.gif

#7 knittingkitten

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

But is it shaped like a thingy?

(BlackAdder quote)

#8 namie

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

Has she explained the attachment in her email? You should be able to read the email without opening the attachment. If she's written something that sounds like her (my mum sometimes sends random things saying 'Something funny for you, Sweetheart' which a spam email mightn't necessarily say unless they're reviewing her emails to me lol!), then the attachment is most likely safe too.


If it comes with something like 'Hi Namie, I love being your freind (sic) and would like to know you better (insert random spam word I'm not supposed to see - subliminal messaging at it's roughest). Do you think we could meet (more random spam) I would really like it.' Then you can probably assume it's a virus biggrin.gif

I've been getting a few such loved up emails recently, fortunately not from mum's email account, but someone out there is hoping to pass me a virus  rolleyes.gif

#9 Mamabug

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Namie - the only comment is "I saw this and thought of you"... mellow.gif

#10 FiFiLicious

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

Unless I have missed an in joke of some kind, or you think it might be spam. - open, don't open. Stop with the drama. - its a turnip??!!


#11 LambChop

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Couldn't you just like ring her and ask... if you're worried about a virus ?



#12 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE (knittingkitten @ 02/01/2013, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But is it shaped like a thingy?

(BlackAdder quote)



Lol lol lol!  laugh.gif


#13 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

Is this really worth a thread? unsure.gif

#14 Mamabug

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Oh dear...forgot to add 'fluff' in the title, apparently!!

It just struck me as a very odd email title, especially with no other info forthcoming without opening the attachment.

For my own amusement, I was simply wondering what obscure thoughts would run through other people's minds if they received the same email from their mum!

#15 JustBeige

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE (*CalamityJane* @ 02/01/2013, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep, my Mum forwards me lame crap from her friends.  It's probably one of those.
same


QUOTE (Mamabug @ 02/01/2013, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh dear...forgot to add 'fluff' in the title, apparently!!

It just struck me as a very odd email title, especially with no other info forthcoming without opening the attachment.

For my own amusement, I was simply wondering what obscure thoughts would run through other people's minds if they received the same email from their mum!


"far out., she's sending me more sh*t" is usually what runs through my head when she sends me stuff.   I do open them though as she usually sends them with the thought that the kids will find whatever image is enclosed funny.


If it was truly a turnip recipe.  I would return email stating.

Thanks for thinking of me, but I/we dont eat turnips.    Sure you didnt mean to send this to..... (insert some other relative) ????

Edited by JustBeige, 02 January 2013 - 09:44 PM.


#16 snortle

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

QUOTE (Mamabug @ 02/01/2013, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually, thinking about it more makes it even starnger as she knows I can't actually eat turnips... unsure.gif


Does she remember this?
I only ask as my dad who loves me to bits asked me the other day if I wanted a glass of milk and was SHOCKED when I told him I couldn't as I am lactose intolerant and havent had milk for 20 years lol!
He never noticed and forgot all about the times I mentioned it apparently  laugh.gif

#17 namie

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE (snortle @ 02/01/2013, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does she remember this?
I only ask as my dad who loves me to bits asked me the other day if I wanted a glass of milk and was SHOCKED when I told him I couldn't as I am lactose intolerant and havent had milk for 20 years lol!
He never noticed and forgot all about the times I mentioned it apparently  laugh.gif

Hmm, maybe she's gotten confused and instead of remembering that you can't eat them, instead thinks that you love turnips? Hence the 'I thought of you' message.

Or perhaps its a funny story about why other people can't eat turnips? I really think you should open the attachment and let us know original.gif

#18 Mamabug

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Well, it really was a 'turnip' recipe!!!! rolleyes.gif

Bless her cotton socks, mum saw a recipe for Parsnip Pierogi with Red Cabbage and Sauted Apples and thought I would be able to adapt it using swede and pears (due to a total elimination diet)!

Not convinced my tatsebuds are ready to go there, but sweet that she is trying to help. original.gif




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