17 January 2010

I'm Old School

To Whom It May Concern:

I know that this request is going to make me sound like an old fogey, but I already used the word 'fogey' so it's too late to try the hip route.

The next time you have big news to share - like you're getting married or you're pregnant or you got a new job or you're moving to Australia - please, please, please don't write it on my Facebook wall or text me or send me a message on Twitter.

Whatever happened to a good ol' phone call? Or even one of those regular e-mails? You know, the kind that isn't connected to any other form of social media? God forbid, I ask for a hand-written note.

I'm happy to hear your news, really I am, but receiving it in such a public forum kinda takes some of the surprise and excitement out of it. If I replied, 'Congratulations' on your Facebook wall, it'd seem kind of impersonal, don'tcha think?

I was going to write this in a real letter, but decided this anonymous, 'share-it-with-the-world' letter was more your style. Thanks for reading; now go write about how uncool I am on Twitter.



Dusty B. said...

Can I post it HERE?

I'm getting married, I'm pregnant and I got a new job and moving to Australia...

Naw, not really. But any one of those woulda been great.

SassyTimes said...

Amen! I despise text messages...

Ky (Two Pretzels) said...

I'm with you on this one.

Wendy said...

Well jeez now I'm dying to know who did that and what it was about!

Iris Took said...

I could not agreee more. I have a friend that actually go MAD at me for not CALLING her to congratulate her on her pregnancy.

"What? I didn't know!"

"Well I posted it on facebook yesterday!"

Uh, excuse me for not looking at all 600 of my friends facebooks everyday.