So you know ow people dread their birthdates when it comes to facebook?
They hate to have to go and chose whether to answer each individual wish for a happy birthday or go and send out a mass thank you and cover everyone and once. Apparently I do not have this issue.
Because out of over 100 ‘friends’ I got 3 happy birthday messages all day yesterday. And that honestly bugs the shit out of me. Why? Because I don’t know how many people I’ve wished happy birthday too when facebook notifies me that I don’t even care for, so the fact that people who supposedly really enjoy me and my company cant bother to make a few clicks and type out a generic Birthday wish is really a smack in the face.
So now I have a few problems. Mostly I wanna delete everyone from facebook who didn’t either send me a message, text me, speak to me that day and be done with it but at the same time I realize that not everyone even knew; some don’t log into facebook every day. My other problems involve deducing who knew and didn’t care and those who just didn’t know and separating the two groups…
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