Friday, May 17, 2013

Pet Peeve

This has been driving me bonkers for soooooo long.

Dudes, if someone has a baby or gets engaged or something big happens in their life, don't post congratulations on their facebook wall until THEY announce it.  Don't be the person who says `Wow, SHE was so big.  Love her name ______' like you know everything and are especially close to that person.  It's giving away some of the joy that the person would have announcing it themselves.  Many other people know, you are not the first, but other people are waiting appropriately.  Maybe they need to contact all their friends first.  You know, in real life.  Maybe they want to bond with their baby before announcing it to their 300 acquaintances.  I hope this doesn't sound harsh, but seriously people, it's common sense and appropriate social protocol.  Can you tell I'm PMSing?  Thank you.

11 comments:

  1. Ohhhh I agree. And as someone who has a friend who just had one recently too I understand the frustration. We are all excited, but I certainly don't want to be the one to 'out' them!!!

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  2. Oh, and can I add another pet peeve to that list? People who brag about being one of the first to see the persons baby when the couple probably didn't even want them visiting that soon in the first place.
    Okay, now who is grumpy ;) haha.

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  3. Too funny. Yay for PMS comments!! And for 'waiting for baby' comments. Both are totally legit!

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  4. I am SOOOO with you. HUGE pet peeve. Big time. And I'm not even PMSing.... ;)

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  5. Amen! I have had that happen...finding out on facebook before my friend had a chance to let me know! grr

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  6. Anonymous7:38 PM

    Completely agree!

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  7. Absolutely 100% agree.

    I once found out a family member DIED over Facebook because another member of our family posted a grieving comment on Facebook before half the family even KNEW! Not cool.

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  8. I found out my sister was pregnant,that my nephew was born and that my grandpa passed away on facebook! I am completely on the same page... can be very frustrating!!!

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  9. Anonymous12:52 PM

    Totally agree. My sis-in-law posted about the birth of my daughter before hubby had a chance to finish making calls--so my sis found out via FB. Not cool.

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