We’re the social media generation and given our obsession, it’s no surprise that our parents have decided to jump on the bandwagon and see what all the fuss is about.
Presenting the typical types of parents/older people you can find on Facebook. Sound like anyone you know?
The ones with the caps:
SOME PARENTS GET REALLY EXCITED AND TALK LIKE THIS. SOMETIMES IT GETS CONFUSING AS TO WHETHER THEY’RE ACTUALLY ANGRY AT YOU AND ARE TRYING TO CONVEY IT OVER SOCIAL MEDIA, OR PERHAPS THEY FORGOT CAPS LOCK WAS ON. OR THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO TURN IT OFF.
The ones with the TMI:
It’s not just teenagers that share a little too much on Facebook. Some older people are definitely guilty of it also. Whether they’re celebrating anniversaries or perhaps just really missing their husband, they aren’t afraid to let the world know. In fact, I sometimes think older people forget the fact they could maybe write on their significant others wall as opposed to writing a gooey, soppy Facebook status about how much they love them.
But hey, whatever floats your boat and keeps your marriage from sinking I guess.
At least it’s on his wall and not a status?
The ones that just don’t get it:
Some parents, bless their little souls, just do not get it. At all. They try and it’s very sweet, but Facebook seems all a little hard to wrap their heads around. You know the ones – you’ve been tagged in a photo somewhere (let’s say contiki for example) and next thing you have an older relative commenting on it:
“Look at you, you look great, grown up so much, your parents must be proud, how did you like New York? We loved it when we went there 15 years ago, favourite part? Saw your Mum in town the other day, she finally gave me her stroganoff recipe, tastes great, served it up for the hubby last night. Stay safe xxxxx”
The ones that stalk every aspect of your life:
You go home and you’re confronted with your mum pointing at a photo of you swigging vodka straight from the bottle. This may be followed by the horrified question “What on earth are you doing?” (Uhh drinking vodka straight out of the bottle, YOLO Mum, yooooolo). Or perhaps you’ve checked in with a friend somewhere who just happens to be of the opposite sex. Soon you’re dodging questions about your love-life and whether or not you’ve been keeping your ‘special’ friend ‘hidden’. Nothing is sacred on Facebook, so if you’re befriending your parents, just beware.
Mumma bear is always watching.
The one that think LOL etc is still okay to use:
‘Wot r u up 2? See you tonight LOL.’ No parents. Just stop. Please. I can guarantee you a lot of people on Facebook over the age of 18 would be horrified to see such spelling, let alone the unnecessary use of LOL. Then there’s those parents who think LOL stands for ‘Lots of love’ and shit can sometimes get awkward…
But, then there’s also the parents that are just really awesome:
This post originally appeared on BULLSH!T and has been republished with permission. You can read the original post here.