10 Facebook Posts That Scream 'Pay Attention to Me!'

Rant 86

Facebook posts are a tricky thing. At any given time, you could post an update that seems perfectly innocent to you, but somehow your joke manages to rub someone the wrong way, or you reveal something you weren't supposed to about someone else, or you post something vague that someone somehow takes to be about them. Believe me, I've done it all -- and I've seen it all. But one thing I try never to do is those attention-seeking, passive-aggressive updates that beg for a response, but don't spell out what exactly is going on. Sometimes Facebook is like a book that you randomly open to pages and only get a tiny bit of the story -- since you're not going to see a person's updates every time -- and I get that. But then there are those who seem to do it on purpose.

Here are 10 Facebook updates that are really just annoyingly passive-aggressive cries for attention.

1. "Please send prayers/good thoughts." Nothing worse than this type of update. Am I supposed to take a moment out of my day to pray for your recovery from an accident -- or pray that you win the lottery? Because one I might do, the other probably not.

2. "I can't believe that just happened! What is WRONG with people?!" Exactly. What is wrong with people who decry what is wrong with people without saying what went wrong.

3. "I normally hate pictures of myself, I look so fat and ugly, but this one didn't come out too bad." So you want compliments. Just ask for one!

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4. "I know everyone thinks my life is perfect, but it's not." First off, I hadn't thought your life was perfect. Secondly, if it's not, then say why not! You know, on second thought, don't.

5. "Just left the hospital." Were you visiting? Were you injured? Are you really going to make me ask?

6. "I wasn't going to say this because I normally don't post things like this on Facebook, but ..." Oh for god's sake, just post it without the disclaimer.

7. "Thanks to God/the universe/the fates for this wonderful news!!!" And you're not sharing what that news is. Of course. You know what? I don't want to know.

8. "What's a good diet?" Why don't you just say you want people to tell you that you don't need to diet?

9. "Stop posting on my wall. You know who you are." Actually, I don't. Should I stop posting? Have I ever posted? Could you have sent this privately so as not to confuse people?

10. "I won't be on Facebook for the foreseeable future. If you need to reach me, you have my number." Nooooooo, don't goooooo. Okay, go.

Have you seen any passive-aggressive cries for attention on Facebook?

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NatAndCo NatAndCo

The worst are the depressing lyrics poster or sad quote poster.

alway... alwayscurious

Lol! Love this list! Soo true!

nonmember avatar Donald

Just being on Facebook is a pathetic cry for attention, if you ask me.

nonmember avatar Lydia

Haha! My friends and I hate "vague-book" statuses! :)

older... oldermomat41

Geez, yes! Have a friend, more of a casual acquaintance who frequently posts these lame ass vague, attention seeking updates, like "Having the worst day ever" or "OMG, can not believe what just happened" and that's it...she explains nothing and worse, when people ask what is going on she often does not follow up...total fucking drama queen, in fact in may be time to remove her from my news feed!

arose74 arose74

I see people posting about how happy they are with life one day, next day their life sucks. Or the young ladies who do nothing but post about how being single sucks over and over. How their life would be so much better with a bf. Ahhhh shut it already.

cooki... cookinmommyof1

I have a friend who is a total debbie downer. She's always posting negative shit like "why try when it never works out", "im so sick of never getting ahead".... blah blah. She does it to herself. What a whiner

mom_o... mom_of_2_2012

My cousin does the vague cry-for-attention posts all the time.  A few weeks ago, she posted that her heart was "shattered into a million pieces," and then when someone expressed concern and asked what happened, she replied that she didn't want to talk about it because it was "too personal."  Clearly, then, Facebook was the correct place to post it...

CBeezy17 CBeezy17

Oh I really love the ones who post themselves still in their "pajamas" who say "Feeling awful! Looking worse! Hope I don't see anyone I know today since I have on NO MAKEUP." Sure, ya don't. Hope you don't see anyone you know? Like everyone you just showed your terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day look to? Oh! And those serial self pics in front of the bathroom mirror! In the car, in the tub, in the bed, in the store...pic after pic of the SAME PERSON from the neck up. Seriously, I get so embarrassed for some of these people that I actually cringe.

sand008 sand008

And that's why I got rid of Facebook, because of all the self potty and boasting. Ugh

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