Sunday, December 25, 2011

Annoyance #5364: People who brag about their gifts on Facebook.

First thing's first: Merry Christmas! Hope your day is magnificent and full of lots of delicious food and spectacular presents. But don't brag about them on Facebook.

Which brings me to my next point...

Five minutes ago I logged onto Facebook. Now, I usually avoid Facebook on Christmas at all costs, because all I see are "ZOMG I GOT THE 64 GB IPHONE 4S" or "HELLO BRAND NEW LAPTOP". Bitch, shut up and stop greeting your laptop. It can't talk.

That was mean. Apologies (but not really).

It's okay if you're happy about getting such gifts. Lord knows I'm not getting any of those things. The problem is the fact that you want everyone to feel inferior about it by posting it on Facebook. Think about it: why else would you make it public? You want everyone to feel happy for you. You want everyone to say: "Wow, that's awesome. I wish I got something like that".

The people who post their gifts on Facebook are the ones who know that most people don't get such extravagant gifts. They want attention. They want everyone to know that they can't be beaten in terms of Christmas gifts. They can easily turn someone who was grateful for a cheaper gift to someone who now feels inferior.

Yeah, I'm a bitter ass. Call me jealous. I'm not, though. My parents have never been particularly materialistic. They believe that it's better to spend your money on experiences you will never forget (like wonderful travels) than some phone that you could do perfectly well without. Plus, when you have to get at least 6 people in our family Christmas gifts, the money really adds up. I personally like getting gifts more on my birthday, because it makes me feel more special.

The people who post about the amazing things they get on Facebook are spoiled. Every day I'm grateful that I'm not like that. It makes me more thankful for the things I have. The only thing I've ever bragged about on Facebook was the fact that I got into Cornell, but I achieved that. I worked my ass off for 4 years. When you're simply given something, you are not entitled to brag about it to everyone. Get yourself some friends who care.

It is much more worthwhile to earn something. Since I'm starting work, I'm going to be saving up for the trip to Europe my mom and I are taking this summer, which is why I didn't receive many gifts from my parents this Christmas or birthday. I'll work hard for it and you know what? Knowing that I achieved it makes it feel so much better than simply to receive it.


  1. Those people are the WORST. A close second is brand new parents who just have to give everyone the rundown about Jr's first... well first bloody ANYTHING, really. So damn annoying.

    I feel more satisfaction for something that I've actually earned as well, something that I've bought or obtained with my own money or volition. My car for example, is a prime example. I bought that thing with money that I had earned, and didn't borrow a cent from anyone to do it. Because it is in totality mine and mine alone, I feel that, and it's made me take better care of it and take pride in it, you know?

    It's a damn good feeling when you obtain or achieve something through your own hard efforts.

    Oh, and merry Christmas :P.

  2. I totally agree with you. There are a lot, a lot, A LOT, of things that people write on facebook that we frankly don't care about. Don't get me started on pointless status updates.

    Yeah, present-bragging on social networks isn't cool. End of story.

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,


  3. Ugh, so agree! Who does that?! I can only assume people who WANT to show off and try to make people jealous post their gifts on Facebook or wherever. Not cool. It's not about the presents anyway. It's about family and that wonderful Christmas feeling you get.

    And, you're absolutely right--working hard and earning something is so fulfilling. :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Hugs to you!

  4. I would just like to make one little change. I get nice things, I just have an understanding that it is rude to brag about the gifts that you either receive or buy for yourself. I don't necessarily think these people are spoiled they just never were taught any etiquette! You can have nice things enjoy them for yourself and be humble. People see nice things whether you wear them or they are in your home. People notice, they aren't blind. You don't have to wave it in the air saying 'look at me look at me!!'


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