Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 A-Z Blogging Challenge……….6th of 26 Pet Peeves

My Pet Peeve for the Letter F

F is for Facebook Status Posts
Ah the joys of Social Networking, what a wonderful way to stay in touch with family and friends. I do love using Facebook for this reason. I have family and friends that live in other Provinces as well as other Countries so Facebook is a blessing for me. It also saves on the cost long distance calls. It’s wonderful to catch up with loved ones and to share the joyous moments as well as the sad moments with them. I love seeing the pictures of them and their families that they post as it keeps them close to my heart. I find myself smiling, laughing and yes even crying at some pictures that have been posted. The thing that really is a pet peeve of mine is when people post the most ridiculous facebook status updates.

Steps up onto the podium of Facebook. Clears my throat…….

Now I’m not trying to sound harsh, and I do feel bad that you are not feeling well or that a visit to the dentist was not a good one, but I really don’t want to know how bad it hurt or that you have problems with the lining of your jaw. We all have bad days at work and come home to problems that have occurred there as well, but I really don’t want to know how lazy your spouse is or how you are so mad at your kids that you could just scream or that your BFF made a move on your boyfriend. I’m not really interested that you are taking a nap in the middle of the day or how bored you are because there is nothing to do, and let’s not forget all the baby mama or baby daddy drama! Good grief, that stuff should be kept to personal messages not the damn status updates. I had a family member and a friend that made this their daily status so I sent them a message to maybe keep that stuff to personal messages, and all I got in return was, “don’t like it…delete me. So I did J. I guess some people feel that everyone should have a play by play update of their lives.


LittleCely said...

I actually don't use facebook to often but I do hate it when people have public fights on their facebook walls.

I've argued with my siblings before of course and once or twice they refrenced a fight we had on facebook and I made them take it down immediately. I don't want our friends and family weighing in on OUR fight that is none of their business and which we will forget about in a couple of hours anyway. No no no.

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Keebles said...

I cancelled my facebook account years ago (after they stole $800 off one of my credit cards) and I don't miss it at all! Plus, it's one of the most insecure places you can be on the web. I just don't understand the point of gaining friends who you don't know/don't like and having to listen to their, "we're eating supper now", or "gotta go to the bathroom" posts! And don't get me started on the bible quotes by people that I knew didn't have a religious bone in their body!

Melanie Stanford said...

I use FB to keep connected with my family as well since we all live all over the place.
I actually had one of my FB "friends" post that anyone who doesn't post negative things on FB is a liar and isn't "real." I try to keep things as positive as I can and I have no desire to lay my crap out there for everyone to see. On the other hand, people can say what they want and I don't really care because I don't bother reading those kinds of posts, just scroll right on past them.

Helen Baggott said...

I just don't get it. Why do people post 'enigmatic' comments that demand someone ask what's up? Why do it? Why?