Thursday, November 17, 2011

UGH Some People Are Just Mean & Miserable

So the other day, this "friend" of mine was ranting, again, about something that has nothing to do with him and asking people to boycott Target, because he is outraged that some people are working late on Thanksgiving night to get ready for black Friday the next day. This guy isn't even American and doesn't work at Target and neither does anyone in his family-he just likes to bitch and complain. I stupidly-little did I know what was coming-replied to his post saying that it wasn't a big deal lots of people work on Thanksgiving and not just retail, but I agreed that the black Friday thing was getting out of hand-it is, but so what? Why does it bother anyone?

Later that day several people had posted on his wall disagreeing with him, but I got it. He took it upon himself to delete me and then send me a nasty email message telling me that I was trying to sound smart AND that it's only because I have no family that I didn't mind working on Thanksgiving-which I am not this year-usually I do, but not because I have no family because I work in the film industry and a lot of the time we are on deadlines-I love my job, so it doesn't bother me. As well in high school I worked in a movie theater, then I worked at restaurants so it's not a big deal. That said, it is beyond shitty to remind someone that their parents are gone, especially when that person is still grieving.

I honestly think that Facebook is a great place to network, but for some people it's just a place to rant and complain about everything thing instead of being happy.

Happy Thanksgiving to this douchebag and maybe instead of bitching and moaning this year he will actually spend time being thankful for something-but I doubt it, it isn't his style.


  1. I wouldn't care for that guy if I knew him. I shared an office with someone like that once. Always lobbying against things like flouride and vaccination because he felt that was causing his seizures. Not a US citizen, from England making a good living here as an artist, but always bashing America. Weird.

    A couple months ago I deleted all my friends on FB. Not because I disliked them, but because I got really tired of all the superficial small talk and friend requests from strangers building huge 'friend' lists. It's basically high school all over again. The pressure is on to have lots of friends and sound like your life is dynamic and amazing ALL the time. Life is hard enough without all that high school crap again.

    An artist friend of mine summed up FB perfectly once: It's a place where dullards go to be the life of the party.

    Nice blog. An interesting read. -Ted

  2. Thanks for reading. Yeah this guy was a total jerk and always miserable. I have a ton of people on my page who I don't know, and I have made a lot of great friends through FB AND every job I have got in the past 5 years has been through networking on FB, so I don't think it's all bad, but I know exactly what you mean. I just don't understand why people feel the need to get so heated about stupid things like Target being open on a holiday.