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Pick Me Up magazine

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nanaej Sun 09-Sep-12 21:00:10

Anyone else seen this magazine? It was on the shelf at the supermarket by the till. From the cover headlines it seems to be full of stories of terrible family tragedies.. but it is called Pick Me Up. Sounded as if it would do the opposite. hmm

Marelli Sun 09-Sep-12 21:14:47

'Put me Down' might be a better name for it! I'll give that one a miss, for sure!

Anagram Sun 09-Sep-12 21:16:51

Some people do get a lift from hearing of other people's misfortunes, though - it must make them realise their own lives are not that bad after all!

Marelli Sun 09-Sep-12 21:21:29

I think there's an old Chinese proverb, Anagram, but I can't remember exactly how it goes. Something like: 'There's no better news than to hear that your neighbour's roof has blown away....' Probably got it completely wrong, but I can understand the meaning of it! hmm

Anagram Sun 09-Sep-12 21:23:44

Exactly, Marelli - rather like shadenfreude....human nature, I suppose! grin

Marelli Sun 09-Sep-12 21:25:13

Think so, Anagram! grin