A few days ago I posted on my Facebook account things that annoy me with the fellow family and friends I have on my timeline. We’re all guilty of these things from time to time, but there are usually a few people who commit these acts daily, some hourly. My intentions were to light a fire and it did just that. While most of the people, even the guilty ones agreed, I’m sure a few felt the direct hit. Below are those annoyances. I hope you can agree.
Those who never comment, let alone can’t even throw you an obligatory like after you’ve liked enough of their dumb posts for awhile now.
Those who feel the need to constantly keep us posted with their daily occurrences. We get it — cool life. Some of us do work you know?
Those who never publicly acknowledge your post, but always talk about it either in private or in person. You lurker.
Those who constantly post vanity pictures of themselves. We get it. You’re probably feeling a little empty inside.
Those who feel the need to share their travel/vacation schedule with us. We’ll be sure to rob your house when you’re gone. Must be nice to have attachment issues.
Those who have to share with us their work-out schedule. We know you’re a little overweight and feel insecure. Who isn’t though?
Those who post daily motivational posts. Tony Robbins you are not. Dr. Oz you are not. You’re not even Miss Cleo. Stop it, we understand you’re going through some stuff.
Those who have to remind us it’s Friday. There shouldn’t be a person in the world who doesn’t already know this the moment they wake up,. That is, unless you’re a stay-at-home mother.
Those who feel compelled to tell us just how happy they are. So what you’re saying is you were miserable, unfilled and possibly suicidal prior to your post?
Those who make it known to the rest of the Facebook world just how much they love their partner. There is absolutely no need to tell anyone other than THAT person. You love them, and I hope you do, but send them a text or tell them in person. This is only acceptable on birthdays or anniversaries and even then, still, nobody cares.
Those who feel like they must break the news first. Chances are we knew about Philip Seymour Hoffman passing around the same time as you.
Those who do disingenuous posthumous posts about people such as Philip Seymour Hoffman. If I never heard you utter his name or talk about any of his movies before, I best not see suddenly taking an interest.
Those who are constantly posting pictures of their kids. I’m guilty of this on occasion but there should be an unwritten rule. Starting now 2 pictures a week is the limit. Even I realized nobody gives a crap about my kid other than my immediate family and even then, I’m still not convinced.
Those who never, ever, ever, ever, comment because they don’t to be bothered with any updates on the post. There too busy to tell you anything other than they acknowledge your post with a like. God forbid these people receive an email, an update indicator or anything that actually requires them to commit more than a nanosecond of their time to your post.