Like majority of the human population I own a Facebook account.
I don’t use it much other than to keep in touch with friends, family and to post the odd status update here and there. Some people on the other hand use the platform to announce every little last detail in their lives.
Normally this sort of nonsense doesn’t bother me because we all require attention at some point or another and Facebook is a great place to gain it if you have a huge following but occasionally I do come across some status updates which force me to roll my eyes in response. Once such instance happened the other day and it hasn’t been the first time it was posted either.
The status update was from a very nice woman who attended the same school as myself and honestly she’s a lovely person. Unfortunately for me, and everyone else on her friends list, she constantly makes status updates on how wonderful her husband is at least once a week. Fine I guess if you are into reading that sort of thing but I guess what irks me about that whole status update she posts isn’t so much that she has – according to her – a great partner but that she states oh so matter fact that he is “the best”.
Now maybe I’m analysing her wording a little too much – maybe so, maybe not – but in my opinion that is a very big statement to make especially on such a public level and by making it what kind of message is she sending to everyone else? That their partners are less than best? That her partner is the only kind of man who is capable of being the best?
Now I know that she appreciates her husband and everything that he does for her but if you lived with your spouse – as she does – and saw him every day wouldn’t you just tell him how great he was face to face instead of relaying the message via Facebook?
Because every time I read one of these messages my first thought to ask is whether she is trying to convince him, us (the readers) or herself.
Are you ever subjected to Facebook status updates that bother you? If so what were they?