A MUM was shocked to wake up to messages from 12 different Facebook friends this morning – all telling her to ‘rest in peace’.
The woman’s mates all took to social media believing that she’d DIED, after hearing a cruel rumour spread by someone who went to the same school as them.
Alamy A mum was shocked to wake to 12 Facebook messages this morning – all telling her to ‘rest in peace’
Posting on Mumsnet, user Big Fat explained: “I casually checked my Facebook feed, to find 12 messages from people I haven’t seen in years telling me to rest in peace and letting me know how missed I’ll be.
“Of course I’ve posted a status confirming I’m very much alive and called my family to confirm I’m fine, and I’ve sent a few messages to the people who posted on my feed to ask why on earth they thought I died?
“As far as I can tell with the exception of 3, I went to school with the majority of the mourners and haven’t spoken to them in years.”
She jokingly added: “I’m hoping to get replies from the people I’ve messaged ASAP and trace the source of my untimely demise, but not having spoken to most of them in years I’m not sure how responsive they’ll be.
“The suspense is killing me! (excuse the pun).”
She took to Mumsnet to express her amusement
Big Fat found the whole thing hilarious and posted snippets of the concerned messages, such as: “RIP hun, you’ll be mist.
“(Genuine post from my feed this morning, I’ll be mist? I suppose that’s true in a sort of physilogically complex, long winded way…)”
But she was determined to get to the bottom of how the rumour started – and that’s where things started to get interesting.
It turns out a woman she’s never met, who knew her husband at school and was described as a “drama llama”, was spreading a rumour that she died in a car crash on Friday night.
Once the first friend took the plunge and posted on Facebook, it solidified the rumour everyone else had heard – and they too decided to share their mourning messages.
She added: “My working theory is she reckons I’m obscure enough not to be in contact with people so I’m a safe person to imaginarily bump off.”
One of the old school friends who posted on her wall replied to Big Fat’s confused messages, writing: “Oh god I can’t decide whether this is awful or hilarious!
“I met with (the drama llama) yesterday for coffee and she asked if I’d heard you’d passed away!
“Then when I came on fb last night i saw in my feed people had posted on your wall so I thought it must be true!
“She was a few years below us at school, she knows you through DH (darling husband).”