Any one of us could make a list of all the reasons why Facebook aggravates us. I have my own list. But I did it. I actually did it. I quit as of May 1.
And now that it’s done, I’d like to tell you that I’ve been congratulating myself and how much my life has been improved but that is not the case. Two unexpected side-effects have occurred:
- A break in my usual internet surfing routine. I am pissed at myself for becoming addicted to FB. Pissed, I say. And I didn’t even like it there – I never did. But I slowly got used to hearing from people who are non-blog readers and there was a different set of commenters on the pics I cross posted to Instagram. I guess I’ll get over it – it’s only been 2 days.
- A sharp uptick in internet shopping. Because what else do you do if your sitting in front of a computer all day and you don’t have FB to aggravate you anymore? Here’s what I bought today:
In my defense, I need clogs to get around on the stupid ceramic tile flooring over a concrete slab that is my home now. Those floors are hard on regular knees, never mind screwed up ones like mine. Also, I use them to help lift myself up out of the pool. The stair risers are evenly spaced and easy to navigate but that top one includes a 2 1/2″ bull-nosed coping stone which makes it very difficult (impossible) for me to get out unassisted. Also, I got used to owning shoes that I can blow the stink off of by rinsing them in the sink. So I NEEDED rainbow crocs. And I had the time to shop for them.