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irritated by FB statuses...

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VelvetSpoon Thu 26-Dec-13 14:20:40

I absolutely know I'm being unreasonable but...

On my news feed today was:

2 pregnancy announcements
3 engagements
Far too many 'oh I'm such a lucky girl look what my boyfriend/man/hubby bought me' and accompanying photos
And loads and loads of 'what an amazing Xmas with all our family and friends'

I'm sure I should think 'oh how lovely' but having spent Xmas at home with me and DC (no other family) and not having anyone to buy me flashy presents, I'm just a bit envy I guess...

MamaBear17 Thu 26-Dec-13 14:22:16


GeneHuntsMistress Thu 26-Dec-13 14:23:14

Then switch off Facebook...?

YouTheCat Thu 26-Dec-13 14:23:22

Why do you need flashy presents to make you happy?

mrscumberbatch Thu 26-Dec-13 14:23:22

Oh I don't know OP, I'm quite jealous that you get to have Xmas with your DCs on your own!

Horses for courses I suppose!

MamaBear17 Thu 26-Dec-13 14:24:35

Sorry, silly phone! You can be as unreasonable as you like with your own private thoughts. As long as you don't say it publicly. I have eye rolled my way through most of the posts on my newsfeed too!

formerbabe Thu 26-Dec-13 14:25:20

Vomit! I agree...

Ooohhh look what my hubby bought me (accompanying photo of diamonds)!

parakeet Thu 26-Dec-13 14:25:39

I am boycotting FB until about 3 or 4 January, to avoid polluting my eyes with the "I'm so blessed" comments. C'mon, you knew what it would be like, so why look?

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Thu 26-Dec-13 14:25:58

I'm always pleased for my friends. If you aren't just defriend them.

drivingmisslazy Thu 26-Dec-13 14:26:09

Then switch off Facebook...?

^ ^ ^


All the people I have on facebook are family and very close friends, and I would be happy for them.

YoureBeingASillyBilly Thu 26-Dec-13 14:26:50

Turn fb off or hide their status updates.

MaeveORave Thu 26-Dec-13 14:26:58

Yeh shuddddup boasting !

People can either b enjoying life, or they can b busy posting photos on fb to let everybody know they r enjoying life! NOT both!

MaeveORave Thu 26-Dec-13 14:27:56

Lol parakeet!

"Im so blessed"

"Im so nawshuss" :-p

Agree - if you're finding it all too irritating, then switch if off. It's ok, no one will know you've done it! fgrin

VelvetSpoon Thu 26-Dec-13 14:28:52

I can buy my own flashy presents tbh so it's not like I need anyone to buy me things, it's just not quite the same - I did get presents from the DC this year (first year ever!) which was a lovely surprise. So that's something smile

pictish Thu 26-Dec-13 14:30:26

Facebook is not a good place to go if you're feeling bummed out.
Facebook shows the edited highlights of everybody's lives...apart from those who use it as a medium to complain instead.

If you're feeling too delicate for thos edited highlights, stay away. x

VelvetSpoon Thu 26-Dec-13 14:33:22

I only went on there because I had a couple of notifications flashing on my phone. I will avoid it for the next few days!

Should add that seeing pics of kids riding bikes/playing with new toys don't annoy me at all...something about Xmas being for kids maybe?

Zucker Thu 26-Dec-13 14:35:32

I saw a status that read "having too much of a fab christmas to be on facebook"

erm okay then confused

MaeveORave Thu 26-Dec-13 14:35:32

The evidence suggests single women are happier than married women.
One woman i know who posts boasty shite, she was telling me her husband wouldnt slow down driving 120km and she was asking him to slow down and he wouldnt. I said "that is so disrespectful to u" but she couldnt acknowledge that. Said "oh he jyst loves driving". God love her. She is one for the "i am blessed" statusw.

YouTheCat Thu 26-Dec-13 14:35:58

Christmas is for everybody.

Celticlassie Thu 26-Dec-13 14:36:09

The pregnancy and engagements are fair enough, as fbook is a nice way to share news like that, but I wouldn't be posting pics of presents - definitely smacks of showing off.

I'm going to say this for the 1m time.

Facebook is not required in life. If it pisses you off to see others enjoy their lives? Delete your Facebook and move on with your life.


MaeveORave Thu 26-Dec-13 14:41:47


I use it to communicate with people. I use it on my own terms.
Not going to told to leave it because random boasty eejits are making asses of themselves! It doesnt upset me. Im a little embarrassed on other people's behalves sometimes but im not leaving fb.

Fb like real life in some ways. Insecure people mean well and might have kind hearts but they can be needy/attention seeking/ boastful......

livinginawinterwonderland Thu 26-Dec-13 14:43:26

Christmas is for everyone and Facebook is not obligatory!

mistermakersgloopyglue Thu 26-Dec-13 14:46:32

Ah yes, the good old 'feeling blessed' emoticon thingy. Gah!

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