I have a few people (extended family and/or friends) who I finally had to hide from Facebook because I am so tired of them either complaining or pretending to be the happiest person ever.
This one woman is pregnant. I swear, you would think she was the first pregnant person on Earth. I am not sure how she is even surviving her pregnancy. She has a cold, she threw up, the morning sickness is lasting too long, she is gaining weight, she is uncomfortable, she felt it move, she had to go to work, she is so tired, etc. On top of that she is selling her place and buying a house. So not only is she the first person pregnant, she also has the best life ever because she & the man she is married to (they've been together for 2 years) are buying a house.
Don't even get me started on the teachers. It is a great field, and once in a while I regret not going into teaching, but they are the most annoying Facebook friends. First of all, they work 10 months plus have all those holidays and vacations; a great perk of becoming a teacher. But these teachers complain the most about their jobs. It snowed an inch and school wasn't cancelled? The parents of the students are crazy. They have to do report cards. They have to make up a day from using too many snow days. The kids were wild. Parent-teacher conference days. Etc. I rarely complain about my JOB, the one I chose to do, on Facebook. I commute in downpours, snow, sweltering heat. On top of my weather commute - mass transit doesn't always work well, and the trains are supper packed or running late or cancelled. I have clients, I have volunteers all of which during my career have been rude to me or were unresponsive. I have staff meetings and I travel for work. I work my butt-off. I don't have the summer off. I don't have the week from Christmas to New Years off. I don't belong to a union. I don't have the option of working in the summer for extra pay. I can't wear jeans or sneakers to work. I don't mind a little complaint here or there about a job and something that frustrated you - but when you do it daily or 3 times a week....maybe you shouldn't be a teacher, or maybe you need to start appreciating what you have. I dream about you having my job...you wouldn't survive a week.
And those other people that updated their Facebook status 3-100 times a day...poof, you don't show up in my news feed either because I don't give a shit that you went to Starbucks ran 3 miles, had a cookie you shouldn't have, or saw a pigeon poop on someone's head.