I figured I’d post these now, so that you have 5 days to get used to it and change your bad habits if you fall into the behaviors below.
Those of you who know me well will probably laugh, nod your head, and spend at least a few minutes trying to figure out if I’m talking about you specifically. Honestly, there’s a less than 1% chance that any of this is directed at any one specific person. But they are all things I’ve seen way too much of recently. So here y’all go…
1. If you have one-sided emotional “ponderings” about your ex on facebook, don’t expect people to simply accept or side with you, especially when you’re trying to be cryptic. They’re going to ask you questions. Answer honestly or realize you’re behaving like a passive aggressive idiot and delete the post to prevent further queries.
2. If you bash/argue/call out/insult/complain to/otherwise behave like a child TOWARD YOUR CHILD on facebook, you need to be seeing a psychiatrist and perhaps a family counselor. Not telling the world you’re an asshole parent in this manner. Because doing this means YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE PARENT and now everyone on your friends list knows it.
3. We don’t mind so much that you’re reaching for sympathy once in a while. Almost everyone does it at least once in their life. However please don’t do it multiple times a day, every day, for months on end. See the solution to #2.
4. Please learn how to spell if you’re going to whine and rant and host your own pity party. It’s “no one” not “noone”. (Yes, new pet peeve. This has replaced my peeve with “your” and “you’re”, though this is often found written incorrectly right along with words that don’t exist like “noone” and “could of” instead of “could have” or “could’ve”.)
5. Stop calling people names on public pages (ex: “breaking news” posts, etc). Just because someone has a different opinion doesn’t mean that they’re a “f-king moron” or any other possible insult you could throw at them. Their experiences shape their thoughts, and it’s highly unlikely they’ve experienced an identical life to yours. That’s probably a great thing. Remember, 99 times out of 99.5, the initial information you’re getting from the media is either wrong or incomplete when you see it. It’s called sensationalism, and it’s MEANT to get you riled up over nothing. Realize this, and know peace.
What other things can you add to this list? What facebook peeves have you got?