Friendship Day

Old Aug 4, 19, 4:37 pm
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Friendship Day

My WhatsApp and email got choked with Friendship Day posts from friends and acquaintances in India. Nice sentimen, I suppose, which I have the feeling comes from the US.

I have no idea why our UK greetings card industry hasn't run with the idea: though I thank God they haven't.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
I have no idea why our UK greetings card industry hasn't run with the idea: though I thank God they haven't.
i wish it was the same here....too many whatsapp & text messages yesterday....ruined a perfectly peaceful sunday....
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Old Aug 5, 19, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
My WhatsApp and email got choked with Friendship Day posts from friends and acquaintances in India. Nice sentimen, I suppose, which I have the feeling comes from the US.
I have no idea why our UK greetings card industry hasn't run with the idea: though I thank God they haven't.
Americans have mostly never heard of Friendship Day. Itís definitely not a commonly recognized day for most people from the US, and so I think the barrage of messages for such day are not rooted in the US.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 9:25 am
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Wikipedia claims it was a hallmark day in the 30s but reemerged in Asia only recently. Utter nonsensical.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
i wish it was the same here....too many whatsapp & text messages yesterday....ruined a perfectly peaceful sunday....
Not too many of those messages could come from the part of India where the GOI wants a break-up while risking to make things less peaceful except in the phone/internet messages sphere in the here and now. So Friendship Day messages couldn't be followed by Heart Break Day messages any more than Valentines Day messages could be.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 8:50 am
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This tons of message thing is common in many Asian countries.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
i wish it was the same here....too many whatsapp & text messages yesterday....ruined a perfectly peaceful sunday....
Can you not mute notifications?
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Old Sep 4, 19, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by malgudi View Post
Can you not mute notifications?
sure i can....but the messages come from tons of people so i have no idea which ones i can mute....if i mute everything then i miss out on those who are sending regular (non-friendship day) messages....decisions decisions....
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