Friday, November 6, 2009

Ambiguous Social Networking Posts!

Don't you hate it when people leave ambiguous posts on their googlechat/facebook/twitter?

I have one friend on googlechat who always, always has something like "hmmm..." or "Jill is anxious" or "Jill is worried" or "Jill is waiting" and you're just about going nuts thinking, What the heck is going on? Inquiring minds must know the details!

I think I've come up with a way to cope with these tediously ambiguous posts. I make up little vignettes about what's happening. For example, when "Jill" has something like "Jill is dreading tomorrow..." I fill in the blank with "because she's going to find out that her husband is really a stinky werewolf" or "because she knows that the sky is falling." Or when "Jim" says he's worried, I figure he's probably worried that he has to pay protection money to the mob before they send Bruno over to break his legs or possibly worried that he's started to grow a third eyeball in the back of his head.

If you're going to tell the world what you're doing or feeling, let's be more specific, people!


  1. Yet one more reason I've been avoiding Twitter and Facebook and the like. I don't need to be THAT connected. It's getting a little ridiculous.

  2. Omigosh, that is so funny. I was so annoyed a couple of times this week about the same thing on FB. It's like, don't make us drag it out of you please. I don't have time to play this game!

    I love your idea. I'm going to steal it.

  3. I totally agree! A couple others that I have seen are "Keep our family in your prayers" or "I can't believe the news I just got". I say spit it out or keep it in. It's one reason that I am not into the social networking scene.

  4. I like blogs because there is actual content and, usually, a point to posting it.

  5. Little pieces of bait like that are just that--bait. It's like someone sitting next to you and sighing REALLY loud before saying "Ugh, I don't know what I'm going to do." And then when you don't answer, they say "UGH, I mean it really sucks." And if you ask what's going on, they just say "Oh, NOTHING," 'cause you know, they like to suffer in silence that way. Big strong people and all that.

    Best to ignore them. But I'm always up for messing with them too :-D