A number of years ago when I worked, we had a secretary that was a gentle old soul. She was usually upbeat even though her personal life was a disaster (two broken marriages where the last dude tried to kill her and then at the most recent being a devout Christian and living with a Jewish man who others told her must be gay). She was the kind of person who would take in every animal or small child if she could. She was also the kind of person who could not get her work done unless there was a looming deadline and nothing else to fill the time. She was endlessly distracted by things such a livecam polar bears or email chain letters and memes on the Internet. I rarely asked her to do anything for me, because it was much faster to do it myself.
She wore her heart on her sleeve and I loved her and hated her at the same time!
We are both now retired and I made the mistake of befriending her on FB. I guess I thought I would see a better side of her when we were just friends and not colleagues.
She posts up to 30 posts a day on FB. I have to scroll through them endlessly. She has not posted an original comment or thought since I befriended her via FB over two years ago. She instead "shares" a lot! She shares religious statements from celebreties, photos from sites such as Style Genie, Traveling Dogs, various animal rescue sites, FamilyShare, something called "Silly Stupid Statuses and Stuff" and other "uplifting" or "humorous" links.
A recent "share" was a graphic which said "I am a fruit loop and the world is full of cheerios." I almost commented with a snarky reply on that one.
When I complained in bed one evening of her clutter on FB which was like the clutter she used to email to me at work, hubby replied: "Tabor, you must know by now that she has not had an original thought ever in her life."
The trouble is, she makes me feel like I am a cranky old bitch and I think I am just an intellectural, discerning person.
There. Got that off my chest and did not hurt anyone's feelings...did I?
(Today...almost immediately after writing this post...she posted on FB that she had just won $1,000 in the lottery! Is this a message to me from God?)