The other day, I woke up and it was raining outside. Like, really pouring – thunder, lightning, all that fun stuff. I logged onto Facebook (as I do every morning, obviously), and immediately noticed that my Newsfeed was filled with about a thousand different variations on the same exact status:
“OMG it’s raining so hard!”
“Wow… it’s really raining.”
“Do you guys see this rain right now?!”
Um, yes, I do see the rain. I have a window. I know it’s raining. I didn’t log onto Facebook to see a bunch of pointless weather updates – I logged onto Facebook to see what was going on with my friends,
do a little stalking and check out some pictures.
Maybe this is a completely pointless rant, but Facebook weather updates are one of my ultimate pet peeves. I don’t understand why people feel the need to update their status about, of all things, weather. It just seems totally unnecessary and annoying to me. Unless we’re in the middle of some crazy natural disaster (in which case, I hope updating your FB status isn’t your top priority), bland and boring status about the weather are not something anyone is interested in reading.
The only thing I hate more than up-to-the-minute updates on weather we’re all experiencing and don’t need a notification about is people complaining about the weather. Listen, guys, I know that Mother Nature can be annoying. Sometimes you just want it to be nice and sunny outside, and instead there’s a torrential downpour. Sometimes you’re in a bad mood and you wish the weather would match that mood, but actually it’s the most beautiful day of the year. I get it. Weather is frustrating. But here’s the thing: there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Like, ever. It doesn’t matter how much you whine and moan about it, it’s not going to change. So what exactly is the point of bombarding your Facebook friends with your complaints?
I’m not even talking about a complaint once in a while – I’m talking about those people who hate the weather no matter what it’s doing outside. I have a few Facebook friends who do this, and I’m seriously considering blocking them from my Newsfeed. In the winter, it was a million statuses like this: “OMG it’s so cold! I can’t wait until summer, UGHHH!” Now that it’s summer and it’s hot, they make a million statuses like this: “OMG it is way too hot outside. I’m melting, so annoying.” Well, which is it?! Do you want it to be cold or hot? Or are you just going to whine about it either way?
I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, but I don’t care. And I don’t think anyone else does either. You know how talking about the weather is considered boring small talk that you discuss whenever you have nothing better to say? Yeah, well it’s not much more interesting when it’s posted online either. So please, do everyone a favor and keep your weather comments to yourself.
Do you get annoyed about this also? Or do you think I’m being dramatic? What makes you really angry about Facebook? Tell us in the comments!