Okay, before I get into my pet peeve here let me just say that I have realized that over the past couple years I have been catering my facebook to how my facebook friends would react or respond. I would go “Oh no, can’t post that joke because Aunt ___ would get offended!” Or “I shouldn’t post this adorable picture of me in my swim suit because Grandma will tell me how inappropriate it is!” I hate having to go through this checklist of who I should probably block, who I should be worried about seeing, especially for things that are so harmless.
Because people (generally family friend or family member) make comments on my facebook telling me either:
A. They do not approve.
B. That they know you can get through this with THE LORD
C. Be careful what you say young lady! Future future employees could be reading!
or D. You and your boyfriend aren’t sleeping together, are you?
Here..Let me give you a little background info on one kind of facebooker I am (honest) . I mostly just post pictures of my dog, family, or change my profile picture of me every once in a while. I post a status about once a day AT MOST nothing crazy because that’s another peeve of mine…constant status updates. PUH-lease.
Here is what I don’t share on Facebook: inappropriate pictures of me or anyone, personal information, details about my relationship, or mean degrading rants about people I don’t like (I’ve noticed this trend going around).
So what could possibly make someone comment any of those annoying sentences I posted above? HA ha.. you’d be surprised.
As an example, the other day I shared how it was my last day at my grocery store job since I am finally moving onto better things with my degree, and that although I will miss my lovely co-workers, I will not miss the rude, mean, customers who act like it’s the end of the world if they do not get what they want.
IS THAT SO BAD? I did not NAME anyone, or say all customers, just that I simply won’t miss dealing with the public in a grocery store as an employee.
But alas…a woman went ahead and commented how I need to be careful what I post, for who knows if a customers will end up in my office.
- Stop right there-
First of all…I don’t know these rude, mean, customers I complained about at all. I just know they are rude and mean and I don’t like dealing with their attitudes. But at work there, I am respectful and kind and cater to what they want as my job. So how, if this “customer” came to my office, would they know I dislike them?? Plus, I easily forget people..like I did here.
No harm no foul, right? Nope. In her next comment she goes onto say how I need to be careful how I act on here (referring to facebook) because future employers will be looking and not like my attitude. Okay, one.. the field I’m in…my employers can look all they want, and to be honest, the Dentist I work for does not care. As long as I don’t break rules like sharing patient info, putting down staff, common sense stuff I would NEVER discuss. So her point? Not to mention my facebook account is blocked from google searches. Of course I realize mutual friends could leak, but…like I said, not worried, I don’t share personal info.
It just ticks me off when people take time out of their day to make a comment like that and turn a non offensive status into an offensive one.
Of course that’s a lame example, but it was recent.
My biggest nerve was when my precious grandpa oh-so-new to the facebook world didn’t realize his comments could be read by everyone else, commented on my relationship status change (last year) and proudly said “Date around, don’t settle, lots of fish in the sea.” That really hurt my feelings, still bugs me to this day. I am still with the guy I went into a relationship with and made public last year, and my family still doesn’t understand why we are getting serious “so soon.” Erm..yea..people grow up, find someone they love, and hopefully (eep!) get married to that person.
Am I the only person with this pet peeve? Over the years I have gotten so many unnecessary lectures from people over little crap and it ticks me off. Especially when I say something silly like “Well, today didn’t go so great..” And someone will proudly comment “trust in the lord! your day will get better!” Rule #1 As a fellow Christian, the biggest turn off to non-believers is promises you shouldn’t be making – such as the one you just did!
Woo. Feels better to get that off my chest. Your welcome *no-name commenter* and family for not venting about my feelings about you on Facebook.
I now will no longer cater my life in accordance to my facebook “friend’s” opinions! If they don’t like something, then they can say it. But don’t expect me to delete it or change how I am in the future. Now note, I understand there are a lot of people who share way too much on facebook and should be more considerate, but me…really..I’m so lame, I honestly just think people look for a way to complain about me. Besides the fact that I’m lame.
So that was my Monday..I realize it is Wednesday, yes. I hope you all had a great Labor Day! Mine was pretty nice.