You had a life before Facebook!

Sometimes I feel like an Egyptian goddess who showers in milk, if the comments on my Facebook pictures are anything to go by. I suspect that my looks have either improved or the camera learnt new tricks!
Lillian Nakayima
Lillian Nakayima

Sometimes I feel like an Egyptian goddess who showers in milk, if the comments on my Facebook pictures are anything to go by. I suspect that my looks have either improved or the camera learnt new tricks!

Most girls love compliments, but when things get exaggerated, it becomes annoying. No wonder spouses take it personal sometimes – I read about a lover in my Yahoo news feed that hunted down and murdered a fellow man because of a lame comment he made on his girlfriend’s picture.

Of late, Facebook is some unrealistic nuisance. I read this comment on someone’s picture recently. You have such an adorable angel, she looks cute, jolly and she will undoubtedly become a genius in the near future. Wasn’t that really absurd! For starters, the baby wasn’t cute at all, or adorable for that matter, no offense!  And was it written on her forehead that she would grow up to be a genius? If I chose to put a realistic comment, it would be, nice you have a child to your name… period!

After, I read another comment on another picture elsewhere, Why do all these beauty contests leave you aside, your looks could simply get you the Miss earth crown.  This is a chubby, short girl! The comment was ridiculous to say the least!

Yes beauty lies in the hands of the beholder, but again there are standards, for example, height and weight that qualify for a beauty contest. So calling me Miss Mexico would neither get me the crown, nor the looks –on the contrary it would only remind me of what I’m not! 

Save for the pathetic comments, some Facebook users take it to another level with weird status updates.

The likes of, help me find my dog, she went missing, as if I can blow a whistle over Facebook to find the lost animal! Then there is, pray for me pals, I am in serious pains after circumcision. What?

Stay in touch, but keep some things to yourself. Take your silly details about new catches, shower time and binge drinking to Big Brother or some other reality show.

And then comes the Facebook ninja type; they will post all cat fight details, insults, name it. I hate you, I will kill you, you don’t measure up, blablabla; they even request friends to comment as well! Wouldn’t it be better facing the backstabbers anyway?

Facebook has undoubtedly amplified life, the best you can do is keep it real. But you had a life before Zukerberg’s invention, right?

Subscribe to The New Times E-Paper


You want to chat directly with us? Send us a message on WhatsApp at +250 788 310 999    

 

Follow The New Times on Google News