By Katharine Luckinbill
One of my close friends is always writing attention seeking things on Facebook and it’s becoming extremely obnoxious. In so many ways she is a great friend; she’s always there for me when I need her, she’s extremely loyal, and she makes an effort to be a good friend and go above and beyond the call of duty. Yet I just cannot seem to get past this flaw. She has so many things going for her in her life and really no reason to be sad or unhappy and yet nearly every day there’s a status saying something like, “Just wishing tomorrow will be better.” How do I talk to my friend about this, or better yet — have the personal strength to ignore it and let it roll off my back so that I can enjoy the things about her that I actually like?
Annoyed in Anaheim
Dear Annoyed in Anaheim,
You and me both, sister! “VagueBooking,” as I harrumphingly refer to it, is one of the most annoying things trending on the Internet these days. (See: harumph, and also: Vaguebooking.) I think if people walked into work each day and said to their coworkers, “I just can’t bear it anymore,” they would most certainly be brought immediately to human resources for a psychological evaluation, and mandatory “vacation.” Yet, on Facebook, it calls out to all the other attention seekers to respond with as many “Oh no, what’s wrong? Call me!”’s as you can possibly imagine. I’m just as sick of it as you are.