I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve had it with Facebook.
The good Lord knows that as a parent, I’ve had to stand in line to get my son’s attention on numerous occasions.
I’ve been trumped by Wii, Xbox, texting, Jersey Shore, and now, constantly by the annoying Facebook.
Facebook is responsible for skipped meals, incomplete homework assignments, missed dental appointments, and chores that never get done.
Furthermore, every request I make is met with “Wait. I have to check my Facebook.”
The exchange goes something like this:
“Honey, you’re going to miss the bus!” “Wait, I have to check my Facebook.”
“Dinner’s on the table.” “Wait. I have to check my Facebook.”
“The window broke and I have a piece of glass stuck in my carotid.” “Wait!! I have to check my Facebook!!”
Sadly, my child is not the only one to have been lured to the other side.
My sisters, nephews, nieces, and friends, have all voluntarily joined the ranks of the millions of
Even more irritating is the fact that people who claim they never have time to make a five-minute phone call to see how you are, suddenly have time to look through photo albums of people they’ve never met.
Folks who haven’t shown an interest in gardening in their lives, suddenly develop the passion to water not only their own virtual “crops,” but their friends’ as well.
Friends play an important role in the lives of Facebook
Hence, a great part of the day is devoted to making and accepting “friend requests.”
A hot stranger from New York City? Accepted.
A waiter who works at Benny’s Grill? Accepted.
An 80-year-old, toothless woman from Romania? Accepted.
All’s fair in the game of acquiring as many friends as possible.
But it doesn’t end there.
We mustn’t forget the countless number of hours that are spent posting status updates and “commenting” on the status of friends.
Jane Doe “Just came in from having laser surgery on my left eye.”
Low and behold, five people have given this status update a “thumb’s up” to show So and So likes this.
Are you kidding me?
If it were up to me, everything would have a thumb’s down.
Sadly, my son informs me that this feature has yet to be created by Facebook.
Something tells me they want to avoid scenarios like this one:
Status update: Jane Doe “Just got home from having a wart removed from the pinky toe of my left foot.”
Me-Thumbs down. Comment: “Who gives a rat’s ass? Go put on clean socks and finish your homework.”
So, what’s a Mother to do?
The only thing you can do, wait a “minute” while your son/daughter checks Facebook.
Do you have to compete with Facebook to get a loved one’s attention?