I love good manners.
I love knowing how to set a place setting.
I love wedding invitations that are not e-vites.
I love emails that are not IN ALL CAPS and include punctuation marks.
But many do not love good manners. Especially when it comes to Facebook. And sadly, some of those people are my friends.
Albeit, their posts are likely hidden.
Here's a quick and easy guide to keeping your friends from hiding you.
Tagging Under The Influence
The influence is called hatefulness. If you tag pictures of folks that are clearly from a bad angle and in bad lighting and their eyes are half-closed, then you're hateful. I shall call your tag and raise you a remove tag.
Passive Aggressive Updates
I understand conflict is inevitable in life. However, put on your big girl pants and deal with it directly with the person. No one thinks you’re artistic or cool when you say things like “Your flaming always burns me and I hate you.” No one except other passive aggressive people.
Major Announcement Fail
If I find out my brother died because my Mom thought it was easier to let everyone know via a status update, then I’m not giving the eulogy. Same goes for weddings and pregnancies. Your closest friends, who are probably not the same people as the ones who just gave you turnips on Farmville, should find out major changes in your life from you personally.
One day, you will want a reference or a date or a job or a home or something nice in your life. And the person who will be able to give it to you will not have been amused by your &%#@! language. Calm down.
It’s actually not the mass message that’s the problem. It’s those of you who reply to all of us to say “K.” Stop it.
I love God. Hopefully that’s evident by the life I live. However, some feel inclined to threaten me by posting status updates like “If you really loved God, you would not be ashamed to proclaim it like 90% of the pagans on FB.” They'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
I will not be faulting you for Bejeweling or fighting the Mafia or discovering which Twilight character you are because I hide those applications from updating in my feed. Carry on.
And now one for Facebook.
Please do not assume I need to reconnect with Mark. I talked to him IN PERSON last night. Plus, he’s too busy figuring out what type of drag queen he is to reply to my wall posts.
Do you have any Facebook pet peeves?