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Dear Facebook Friends,
Please for the love of my sanity, stop adding me to your latest sales group. I don’t need overpriced diet pills, supplements, wraps, lip balm, face creams, cleansers, or wax melts. I get added to at least 2 of these groups a week with no one bothering to ask me if it’s ok. Then I have to go switch off my notifications so my feed isn’t blowing up all day long. I know,I know, you are trying to start your own business. I get that, I really do. But why would I pay those outrageous prices when I can go to Wal-mart and get nearly the same thing for half the price. I know, you ask “Well, wouldn’t you rather support a small business than a huge corporation?” Yes and no. If my finances permitted, I would absolutely buy more from small businesses. And I do on occasion. However, most of these “businesses” are basically MLM and you aren’t running a small business. You’re selling products for a larger company who probably pays their CEO fairly well.
I have seen you post ads on your facebook and for the most part, I can ignore that because, hey, it’s your facebook. But if you choose to post sales ads all day long, I may choose to unfollow you. But I think it’s really tacky to add people, who are probably not interested to your “sales/party” groups. I am not saying this to make you angry. I am just verbalizing what most of your facebook friends won’t.
Also, please, if you don’t talk to me on a semi regular basis, don’t message me with stuff like “Hey, girl! We haven’t talked in awhile, but I want to know if you’re interested in ordering “XYZ”. It really works!” If you haven’t spoken to me outside of facebook and you only message me with stuff like this, you may just find yourself unfriended.
I know it may take a little longer, but please be courteous of others. Ask if they wouldn’t mind being added to a group before you just start clicking “add”. I keep hoping that facebook will add an option to where you can opt out of being automatically added to groups but until then, please stop trying to sell me stuff. Unless it’s food. Then I might consider, but only if it’s like chicken or something.
Your annoyed friend,
My daughter takes dance but I can assure you, I’m not a “dance mom” at all. She mainly does it for fun and as an extracurricular activity. The teacher is great and Rhiannon loves her. However, I just found out that the tickets for her recital this month are going to be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. I’ve already had to spend a good chunk of change on tuition and costumes. She could at least give the parents a discount on the ticket prices.
This dance studio is in a very small town. But just like with any other place, there are cliques. I do NOT fit in with the majority of the women who have their kids in dance. The women seem to be very snobby and just kinda look at me like I don’t belong. The majority of these women have taken upon themselves to help the dance instructor buy a new studio. They have been selling stuff to raise money and I have nothing against that. I’m not in the little clique so I only knew about the meeting about a day before it was scheduled. Of course,that was not enough time for me to make plans to go. I am sure most of them knew about it way ahead of time. I almost feel as if they are trying to weed out the ones they don’t want there. Who knows, maybe they want the studio to be like that tv show “Dance Moms”. Most of those moms have more money to spend than I do. They have perfectly manicured nails, their hair is always done, and they have designer clothes and purses. That just isn’t me at all. Even if I had the money to do that kind of stuff, I wouldn’t. I guess my point in saying all of that is that they can afford all of this stuff and they don’t seem to consider that maybe some people can’t.
I wouldn’t have minded paying $5 or maybe even $10 per ticket but $15-20 is just outrageous. I am sure that bigger dance studios may charge $15 or more but this is in a very small town. The dance instructor could have at least polled people on what a decent amount to charge. I’m sure the only ones who got a say in that were the ones who are her friends. Am I aggravated, you bet! And I’m sure I’m not the only parent who is. Rhiannon was wanting to take dance next fall, but after this, I am thinking about finding something else for her to do.
I love facebook,I do. It’s the main way I keep up with family and friends. However, there are a few things I wish people would stop doing. Some of these I’ve done in the past and realized how annoying it was in retrospect, so I don’t do them anymore.
1. Stop whining about people so much on facebook, especially using vague status updates. We know you are talking about someone on your friend list. So either a.) talk to them about whatever issue you have with them or b.) delete them from your friend list if they annoy you that much.
2. Starting arguments on someone’s post (yes, this means photos too). If you don’t like what they are saying then just keep scrolling. And of course, you also have the option of unfollowing them (without unfriending) if they offend you that much.
3. Unless you are going to post recipes, no one cares about what you are having for supper. So you don’t have to post your menu every single night. I know you do far more than look forward to supper every night, at least, I hope so LOL
4. You don’t have to post a million selfies a day. I assure you, no one has forgotten what you look like. A selfie a day isn’t even that annoying, but more than that just looks like you are fishing for compliments.
Let me just say, for the record, I have at least done the first one. I used to whine on facebook a lot until I realized how annoying I sounded. Now, I try to keep the complaining to a minimum and post funny stuff. That’s much more appealing than constantly complaining about how much people suck. I know this is a short list, so if you have any you’d like to add, please let me know in the comments.
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