As I mentioned the last time we all irrationally “advanced” our clocks, it has become as boring for me to recap the predictable DST/Standard Time outcries of tired parents as it is for tired parents to deal with their wailing and/or wide-awake children. After about the 30th submission in which parents denounced the absolute idiocy and sheer TYRANNY of practicing DST in modern day society, I finally buckled. Yes, it actually is pretty stupid. Fine, your kids are annoying you, and I’m sympathetic, because I’m worn down from the woe is mom chatter. Woe is blogger. I is woeful.
BUT, I still think today’s “Spring forward” installment is amusing. Check out the passive-aggressive status shuffle that took place between Ellen and her friend Brittany. First, Ellen’s update:
UP TOP, Ellen! I hear that, sister! Just check out this post, this post, and this post for an illustrated guide to being annoyed with DST/Standard Time complaints. It’s a loop of complaining — me complaining about parents complaining about the time shift — but in all honesty, that loop doesn’t even touch this meta response from good-natured Brittany:
ZING. It’s as simple as that. Here’s what submitter Ellen had to say:
"Woke up this morning to my news feed flooded with parents whining about losing an hour of sleep, and how kids just don’t understand. Woe is them! To which I posted my status. I’m also a parent btw. Brittany posts her status shortly following. Thought it was a laugh that she contradicts herself, if she’s annoyed by my status, then she can simply stay off FB herself.”
Okay, so it’s not a FACT that Brittany’s update was in response to Ellen’s, but I think it’s a fair assumption. To which I say: Can’t we all just hate each other on Facebook in peace?! How hard is that, people?? Let’s accept that none of us can freaking stand each other so we can finally make some goddamn social media progress. Maybe if everyone would band together and agree on this sad fact, we’d stop complaining about the complaining and just, you know, hide 95% of our friends’ feeds or something.
But until that happens, I’ll be posting about parents like Brittany who are *just* sassy and exhausted enough to make passive-aggressive, humorless status update retorts about The Hour That Got Away and The Friends Who Can Take Their Opinions And Shove Them. It’s as simple as that.
(submitted by Ellen)