I have noticed a couple of new tactics with those on social media who always have to challenge things, comment on everything, or look for an argument, where there’s no argument to be found.
Seriously it’s funny.
It starts with over usage of the word, “grace.” They tell you, you are supposed to have grace with everything.
It’s like take your shower with a side of grace. Take out your trash with a side of grace. Beat your wife with grace. Blow your nose with grace. I think, grace, like many other things is earned, has to occur to the individual, and is (again) overused in general as a word. It is truly the favorite go to with the judgemental small minded faux pious on Facebook in particular.
And truthfully, it is as amusing as the people who will say out of one side of their mouth they will pray for you, and out of the other side of their mouth they tell you to F off. I mean bless their hearts, am I right?
Pro Tip: it’s not your place to decide who needs to show grace. Resist the temptation to overuse the word “grace”. Save yourselves from preachified word salads and faux Christian outrage and attempted guilt by finding other pages and posts to ummm….grace.
And then there was like the woman this morning, who essentially said, I was being mean to utility lineman by posting about a tree that was still down blocking a busy road that counts as a state highway. Then there was her pal, who said I was displaying temper because I was suggesting to people that it is OK to follow up after 24 hours with the utility company about things like no power and a downed tree with wires blocking a busy area road.
That my adoring public is the second tactic: to be as passive aggressive as humanly possible.
Yes this is funny because this passive aggressive of it all is the new tactic of the people that usually just flat out bash you for whatever on social media. They actually don’t get that whether they are bashing or being passive aggressive we still see them for who and what they are.
And then there is the whole issue of reading comprehension. It truly makes you wonder what people see when you put up the simplest of statements. However, what is probably closer to what’s happening is they just don’t read it. Or they read a couple of words, interpret, project, and add their own word salad to it as they see fit.
So bless the fuzzy hearts of these people and the jackass horse 🐎 they rode in on. I don’t understand what it is about social media that makes people think they have to comment on every single post they see. It’s like they have a little book and they are collecting gold stars or colorful stamps for every post. (Either that or they’re paying attention to that ridiculous point system that Facebook has put up that no one seems to know what it’s actually for.)
Good golly people, you don’t actually have to comment on every single thing you see on social media. You don’t have to like everything, you don’t have to dislike everything and along those lines, you don’t have to comment on everything. It’s just like in the real world you don’t have to comment on everything. I say real world, because social media really isn’t the real world. In a lot of cases it’s just the reality that people choose to project.
And then there are the people that no matter what they say are bad. Often I fit into that category simply because I am not what these other people on social media know in their own lives. Also possible to be considered is a little bit has to do with the fact that I don’t need to know all of these people, and have no desire to. So that makes me bad merely because I know I am under no obligation to fit into what ever passes as acceptable in their tiny universes.
However, never fear I am here to comment on every oddball thing that strikes my fancy or funny-bone whenever it strikes my fancy here on this blog. And most delightedly, it’s not up to you. It’s up to me.
Judge not that ye not be judged.
Carry on with your bad selves and thanks for giving me the grace of giggles.