Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Facebook drama

One of the things I find most annoying about some people on Facebook is the way they create fake drama to attract sympathetic or encouraging comments from their friends and acquaintances. Things like "I've been wanting to write this status all day but due to some people felt intimidated". Or a vague statement like "People I call friends may pull me down but they can go to hell because I will just keep getting up" - cue all the comments about that person being strong and how they love that person. And of course those comments will require individual "Love you so much" responses. There's so much love doing the rounds on Facebook, it's just amazing that it hasn't won the Nobel Peace Prize yet! 

(By the way, this is me and I don't use textspeak or stupid spellings, but more often than not, Facebook dramatics involve spellings like "Haterz" and "Frens" - which doesn't exactly help endear those people to me. They won't care, of course, because that's just how strong they are in adversity. Not that they would phrase it that way.)

Yes, I do know you can avoid fake drama on Facebook by unfriending the dramatists or choosing not to see any more posts from them. I do that regularly but the odd dramatic post still does get through. That's why I felt a pressing need to let off some steam!