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Things on social media that annoy me right now


I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night, so I’m kinda cranky and I thought it would be a good day to talk about the things that are annoying me. I feel like maybe I’ve done a post like this before but I don’t care – these are the things on my mind and I’m gonna talk about them. And because I’m feeling tired and lazy, I’m going to list them in bullet form. (I’d like to thank several different accounts on social media for the inspiration for this post. No, I’m not naming which ones.)

  • When you try to tell a joke, but someone thinks you’re serious. This just happened to a friend of mine on IG today. She posted this really clever photo with an obvious joke in it and someone was all “well here’s what I think you should do…” Not everything is a problem for you to solve, Brenda! Here’s a dollar, go buy yourself a sense of humor.
  • You can’t just be a little bit into something, you have to be completely consumed by it. (I feel like maybe I have talked about this before, or at least it’s something I’ve considered writing about) If you like to read, you can’t just read a book once a month, nooooo, you have to have a whole freaking bookshelf of books you’ve bought but haven’t read or you have so many books that you don’t have room for a sofa or a coffee table…you apparently must have a problem staying out of bookstores. Or if you like coffee then ERMAHGERD you must always have tons of coffee t-shirts telling everyone how much you love coffee and your kitchen must be decorated in coffee paraphernalia and you must always have a coffee cup in your hand! Jeez Louise, can we just calm down a little bit the fanaticism? Like what you like, but don’t feel like you have to BECOME that thing. Sheesh.
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If your living room doesn’t look like this, then you don’t really like to read. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

 

  • The trend that seems to glorify hating your kids. “Haha! My kids are such assholes, they’ve totally wrecked my body and my life and I can’t even pee without those little jerks banging on the doors!” “I just want to drink wine and forget that I have kids, haha!” “Oh man my kids are the worst – can’t wait until they move away and I never have to see them again!” I mean, I get it, kids are tough and those years when they are little are REALLY TOUGH but if you don’t like being around your kids – it’s probably your own fault and I’m sure you aren’t the only one who doesn’t want to be around them. It’s going to be great for their self-esteem when they get old enough to read your posts on their own someday. And yes I realize these people most likely don’t really think their kids are jerks and are just joking but man, I get tired of seeing this over and over on social media. Also, being annoyed with your kids once in a while is normal – making a whole “thing” of it, however, is not.
  • (This one is going to tick someone off, I can just feel it) Youngish women who cuss. A lot. “I like to say the F word and all the other cuss words a lot because I’m a Badass woman who can do whatever she wants so I’m going to throw a bunch of cuss words into all my posts so you’ll be impressed with me and think I’m cool!” Oh Jiminy Crickets…this is the equivalent ofย  wearing sunglasses inside…at night. No one thinks you’re super cool because of your creative use of the F word. And please, if one more of these people links to that post that says people who cuss a lot are smarter than people who don’t, or people who cuss have bigger vocabularies..I’m going to have a meltdown (this is also sort of related to my second bullet point – okay we get it, you like to cuss, calm down). I will admit that I throw some saucy words around too occasionally (see bullet point above), but I don’t do it in every single post on social media or in every conversation. If that’s your shtick…well good luck and Godspeed; I won’t be following your account anymore.
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Me today. And most days.ย  (I don’t know who to credit this photo to)ย 

Let’s see what else is annoying me…Oh yeah. This has nothing to do with social media but:

  • When the recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of flour but I accidentally leave out 1 cup of flour and my cookies don’t turn out right. That really burns my biscuits ( or cookies, in this case) because I haven’t had homemade cookies in a really long time and I was really looking forward to it. I mean, I can still eat them, but they’re just not the same.

So what we’ve learned here today is that 1) I need to go through and cull some of my social media feeds, 2) I really need to get a good night’s sleep tonight, and 3) I should always make sure I’m following the recipe.

Do you find that you suddenly get annoyed with things on social media? Have you ever messed up a recipe so bad, but you ate the food anyway? Do tell!!

 

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9 comments

  1. Can I add how people use that boingy sound along with a quick zoom and out on Instagram? And people who put music on their insta stories…NO. I swipe through as fast as I can.

  2. Obviously Iโ€™m not on social media that much but you made me laugh today. Iโ€™m still smiling ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks!!

  3. Uh, really the only thing on social media that’s annoying me are all the Trump supporters who think that it’s okay to JUSTIFY racism. No. When I ruin a recipe I throw it out. I don’t need the calories. LOL

  4. The cursing really bothers me, especially the overuse of the “f” word. So vulgar. My mom always said that cursing is the sign of a lazy mind. Unfortunately, my daughter, who was not raised in a household where swearing was allowed, curses like a sailor. I remind her that although her friends might think she’s something by using foul language, future employers (she’s in college) may not be.

    The thing about social media that bothers me the most, though, is that you can’t post anything without someone taking offense or feeling compelled to tell you why you are wrong. When did we become a society that can’t have a civil discussion about ANYTHING?! Or just let a comment slide without commenting?

    I’m sorry about your cookies. There is nothing more disappointing when you really just want a treat.

    • Bonnie, you’re always so sweet. Thank you for your cookie-sympathy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree with you, it bothers me too that things are so black & white when it comes to posting. It feels like it’s “either you agree with me or you’re the worst kind of scum on the planet” why can’t we just agree to disagree and move on with our lives?? No one seems to take into consideration circumstances, backgrounds, etc when discussing hard topics with another person – someone may not have my same views on life, but I’m not going to blast them for living differently than I do. Ugh – it’s all so annoying.

  5. Jill,
    I think you are too funny! I am such a nerd; I don’t have a FaceBook account and the only way I know how to follow someone is down a street (but I am not a stalker). Weird but I can still identify with what you are saying. Vent away, girl!

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