So there's 3 things in life that really frustrate me. It's more that when I recognise the upcoming points, I just think to myself why?
Firstly, Instagram, in my eyes, is somewhere where the budding artists of the world take to share their photographic passions. Or, for the rest of us mere photographically-challenged mortals, somewhere we can share filtered pictures of our 'totes unique' dinners. Because everyone's suppers are worth sharing. Alas, it appears a certain group of face-loving people take to share photo after photo after photo of them posing. The worst part? It's always the same background, the same expression, the same torture...
* A little tip from my mother: if you really insist in showing off your rock hard abs, boys, or your assets, girls, instead of a mirror picture blatently showing your phone in your hand, ask a friend or perhaps even a parent to take a photo of you. Alternatively, a webcam is a more inconspicuous device.
2. COUPLE SELFIES
An extension of the above, yet this can appear on any social networking site, on any phone background... anywhere. It deserves a capitalisation, honest. Not one to ramble, I feel this issue can be addressed via 4 distinct questions:
How did you come to the agreement to take such a highly posed photograph
(usually in a mirror)?
Was the broaching of the suggested activity awkward at any stages?
What did you feel you gained from the aforementioned activity?
Did you honestly expect anyone else to comment on the photo, aside
from your 'I love you baby xxxxx' point?
These are serious questions, and answers are most definitely welcome.
3. Txt slng
Oh jeez. This one gets me. So I text a parcel lady the other day politely asking if she could pick up my parcel. All in polished grammatical form, naturally.
To which she replied:
'Yes tht wil b fine tku' - 6 words, 17 letters.
Now, had she of written it correctly, it would have looked something like this:
'Yes, that will be fine. Thank you.' - 6 words, 25 letters.
So all in all she omitted a meagre 8 letters from the text. Don't get me wrong, I'm not old school, I'm all for cutting down lengthy words into smaller acronyms such as Tuberculosis to TB. It's just I don't really see what time it saved omitting the 'a' from 'that', or the 'l' from 'will'. It's just laziness. I don't want my future children growing up speaking the phonetics of ghastly grammar. No one pronounces, nor should they pronounce, 'thank you' as 'took u'. It's just wrong!