A friend of mine recently had this comment posted in response to a post she published on Facebook.
“Im sorry, I use facebook for healthy social interaction with friends and family. I didnt realize it was a complaint forum. Vent elsewhere please dear.”
What kind of gall does one have in order to tell someone else how to use Facebook? And if we start dissecting the comment, the first thing that strikes me is “healthy social interaction with friends and family.” How is posting a mean comment like this a “healthy social interaction?” And if this is a “healthy social interaction,” how dysfunctional is your family?
Next let’s look at the grammar. I have a new tablet which is still learning my typing and word style, yet I can still use punctuation; although it wants to put random ms in my sentences.
Third, let’s talk about the forum. This was posted in response to a public post on Facebook. If you don’t want to see something, in the right corner of each post is an option to hide it.
Wait, it just hit me: was the poster apologizing for using Facebook the way she does? If so, why include the other two sentences?
I don’t really know why I can’t let this go. After all, it has nothing to do with me, really. It was just a comment on someone’s Facebook post which appeared on my feed. Originally I was offended by the sheer rudeness. And I’m still offended. Hopefully, posting this will get it out of my head.