to not understand people constantly posting on Facebook whilst they're on holiday?

(172 Posts)
LilyLovesRoses Fri 05-Apr-13 17:16:54

I have one friend who is currently on holiday - in an extremely hot and faraway place <sigh>

She has done nothing but constantly update people on Facebook about -

A - The weather every single day. To the exact temperature.

B. Posted photos every single day. Beers by the pool entitled "another busy afternoon"

C. How beautiful the hotel is, how many chandeliers it has.

D. The six course dinner she has just eaten.

And so on and so on.

I mean there's showing off and then there's blatant in your face showing off like this.

I really want to comment saying - if you're having such a good time where are you constantly on Facebook?

But that would be bitchy right?

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:42:44

I'd like to know who is slagging me off. Nice NC, BTW.

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:43:21

I don't know who Belle is confused grin

Bunbaker Fri 05-Apr-13 17:43:54

"When I go away, it's time to shut off from the world sometimes. Not texting or social networking."

Same here. We text SIL to say that we have landed, but that's all. We go away to get away from everything and I mean absolutely everything. To me that is the whole point of going on holiday.

BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:45:16

You were very much the whole talk of chat at one point usual with your flounce being a major topic of discussion for people.

Lots of people also made comments that this is something you do a lot.

But not to worry now as you have returned from your <cough> break wink

Pagwatch Fri 05-Apr-13 17:46:07

Shockingly people have different holidays. People have different circumstances and different ideas of what is relaxing.

magimedi Fri 05-Apr-13 17:47:09

I have read of insurance companies (weasels the lot of them) saying they would not pay out after a burglary as the householder had posted on FB (or some other social media) that they were away. The company said it was advertising their absence.

Am not sure if it is true or not but the lengths insurance companies will go to not to cough up, it would not surprise me.

As to whether you post or not from your holidays - it's a matter of choice, surely?

Pagwatch Fri 05-Apr-13 17:47:20

Belle
I don't know what the background is but you are sounding unpleasant. We're you aiming for something more humorous ?

BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:47:35

We go away to get away from everything and I mean absolutely everything. To me that is the whole point of going on holiday

smile I always have my phone with me just in case anything happens at home that I need to know about, but yeah that's it.

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:47:52

Are you the same poster who was being arsey on Sunday, or have I got a team of haters?

BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:50:15

I don't hate you usual

I have no feelings of any sort towards you at all.

It is true, you were the talk of chat. Infact there was a thread about you that was pages long. People missed your drink thread.

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:50:40

Anyway back to the OP, I quite like looking at my friends holiday photos on FB.

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:51:42

You obviously do have a problem with me, but TBH I don't give a toss.

So just ignore me, yeah?

Pagwatch Fri 05-Apr-13 17:53:11

Still sounding unpleasant btw.

GreenEggsAndNichts Fri 05-Apr-13 17:53:25

I don't mind the odd pic from holiday. Sometimes I like more pics, if the person is amusing and genuinely a friend of mine.

I do, however, also have the showy-offy folks whose updates are tedious and not at all amusing. They are clearly for the purpose of making people jealous, like "oh, it sounds like it's cold at home. We've got shorts on here!" etc.

And no, I'm not jealous in the slightest. We're fortunate enough to be able to have holidays when we want them. These people, however, are not truly enjoying themselves until they can see x number of people respond with "ooh I wish I were there!"

(We've been on holiday with them, once. I know for a fact that they discuss these things and how jealous people will be at home. It's just silly. Enjoy your holiday, stop worrying over what other people think about it!)

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:54:56

I love the photos my DD posts of my grandchildren on holiday, It's lovely to see them having a good time as it happens.

MrsJohnDeere Fri 05-Apr-13 17:55:04

I like seeing people's holiday photos and reading what they're up to.

GreenEggsAndNichts Fri 05-Apr-13 17:55:33

oh sorry I missed that the thread's been changed into usual is back. I always get caught out by leaving the response window open too long.

Welcome back. smile

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:56:20

I've been back ages. grin

GreenEggsAndNichts Fri 05-Apr-13 17:57:07

I love pics when it's close friends and family. Actually, I enjoy most pics people post when they're on holiday. But there is a definite tone to the status updates from that particular couple (the one I mentioned above) and it's not nice. I have him ignored.

Pagwatch Fri 05-Apr-13 17:57:30

I don't take photos really and I don't really do Facebook but the whole 'I get away from it all' thing is a bit odd. No news, no radio or magazines, or phones or books? What does that actually mean?

We have skyped DS1 a couple of times. It was nice.

BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:59:19

Still sounding unpleasant btw

Eh? How is that unpleasant?

I don't hate usual, and I don't hold any feelings towards her. Just like any member on here - as they are complete strangers.

And there were threads about her in chat when she left and yes they were pages long.

And me saying people missed her drinks thread (which they did) is unpleasant how?

cozietoesie Fri 05-Apr-13 18:01:54

Jings - would you two like to take it behind the bike shed?

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 18:02:43

I don't know who she is though. confused

cozietoesie Fri 05-Apr-13 18:04:47

Fair point.

<takes photo of huge Bun being flung by masked stranger>

<uploads to FB>

There, it only took me a second. smile

I don't know what some people expect from FB. Everyone's Walls to remain blank and updated, with no updates about where they are or what they're doing? confused

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