No. I didn’t see your Facebook post.

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No, I didn’t see your Facebook post or maybe I did and just didn’t focus on it.  I liked something or I didn’t like something or I was lazy and switched gears and went to a news site.  If you think that I’m intentionally ignoring you or selectively using social media to send you a message then you need to understand that social media is not a good tool to measure human interactions and relationships.  I have the attention span of a five-year old most of the time so please don’t read into what I do or don’t do on social media.   Be kinder to yourself.  You’re worth more than what Facebook wants you to believe.

I’m not offended by what you say, what you write or what you do in your life.  If that changes I will simply unfriend you in real life.   I don’t believe you have a picture perfect life and I don’t believe you always look hot or skinny, because unlike your selfies I don’t view you from ten feet above your head.    You may be a great mom, but I also know that you really suck at motherhood because all of us do.  There’s no such thing as mother of the year.  Trust me, I know….I’ve been losing that contest for twenty-two years straight.   Your marriage isn’t perfect.  I know this because I’m married.  Your kids are great and I also know they suck.  I know this because I have kids.   You’re on vacation?  So was I!  Maybe you saw the pictures?  No?  That’s OK!  I’ll tell you all about it over lunch or I won’t.

No, I didn’t see your  Facebook post or maybe I did and just didn’t focus on it.  Pick up the phone and give me a call.

5 thoughts on “No. I didn’t see your Facebook post.

  1. Katrina

    Touche’ ………………………. Hit this one head on, you said everything that I think about social media, and why I am not on it as much as I used to be!

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    1. Rainey Post author

      I’m not on it that much anymore either. I love using it as a channel for the blog and honestly I like looking at the trending news articles. I think I’m getting old LOL

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    2. Katrina

      Hit send before I finished (sign of getting old). It is sad that more relationships are on social media interaction, then in person. I miss the days that people’s heads were up looking around and enjoying life, instead of head down focused on a phone or tablet. I will take good ole one on one conversation over chatting online any time of day!!!

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  2. AnnMarie

    Love this! I uninstalled the app on my phone at the beginning of the summer and have felt way better…. about myself, about my family and yes my relationships with my friends. The technology age is hard to get away from for the younger generation but for us – we are the bridge generation. We grew up with none of this technology, but learned it as it all came out.

    I am taking a road trip with our family. All 5 of us. All adults (pretty much). My 18 year old suggested we bring some board games, because he said the best time on vacation he had was the time we stayed in a cabin with no Wi-Fi, and it rained for the first day and we played board games the whole day!

    They WANT the interaction!

    as the bridge generation its our responsibility to show them how!

    AnnMarie

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