Such a great way to stay up to date with friends. Such a wonderful way to procrastinate. Such an easy tool to piss people off in the privacy of their own homes.
While it’s true there are few rules to follow when it comes to Facebook updates, there are some things guaranteed to annoy the crap out of people.
I don’t care if the rash belongs to you, or one of your children. Seeing a close up picture of a pus-filled, inflamed rash is not what I want accompanying my morning coffee.
Perhaps post it in an online mothers group if you really feel the need (but do it in a comment as a courtesy to other rash haters) or better yet, make an appointment with one of those amazing individuals called 'Doctors'. Guaranteed to give you a more qualified opinion than Facebook friends.
Scrolling through Facey and BAM here’s a picture of the spider hanging out on someone’s wall.
Maybe you’re cool with spiders, maybe you’re hoping someone can assist with identification before you try and take the sucker down. Whatever your reason for posting a picture of the eight legged kind, consider that some of us (me, over here) have a legitimate fear of the crawling devils. Like, full blown, panic attack type shit and if we’re not prepared for that kind of visual assault, it can be very traumatic.
3. Grotesque injuries
Oh man, you’ve done yourself a serious injury. Broken a bone, cut open your leg so deep that you can make out a bit of bone? I’m sorry to hear, I’ll probably drop over a casserole to help out until you’re felling better but I just don’t need to see the evidence on my Facebook feed, okay?
Nurses and Doctors have years of training and experience to assist them in desensitising to graphic blood and gore. Your Facebook friends don’t.
4. Passive aggressive updates and attention seeking
Emotional whining, it’s a cheap ploy for attention.
It will usually go like this; Passive aggressive update, followed by a comment about how they “don’t want to talk about it.” Uh, if you don’t want to talk about it, why post it on a public forum?
In a similar theme are passive aggressive quotes and song lyrics, all aimed as gaining a response. All result in you being irritating as hell.
5. Poorly researched/completely false medical research articles
OMG! Have you seen, they’ve worked out that vaccinations can cause blindness/autism/social problems/three legs. You haven’t? That’s cause it’s not true!
If it was legitimate research, do you not think it would make it past the pages of Facebook and on to an actual news site?