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Responses to Vaguebookers
Get 'Em While They're Hot

Yeah, it contains typos, but I liked the pic too much not to share it. 
 A while back I wrote this critically acclaimed much loved post among my friends about  what to do about Facebook status guilt trips. Due to the soaring popularity elevated stats from that post, I followed up with my failed attempt at responding to vaguebooking. Not to be outdone by those two blockbuster well received posts, I ended the vaguebook series of sorts with writing about why I stopped responding to vague Facebook statuses entirely.

A lot of people seemed to really relate to these posts. Evidently I'm not the only one who loathes vagueness. Down with vague. Let's kill it in it's prime. Smash it to social media bits. It's on like bing bong,  Jack!

Since vague-arity a cousin of vulgarity to those who hate vague seems to be heavily making the rounds on my newsfeed this weekend I thought I would share two ideas:

 We can:

1) Use the Facebook hide feature. Or, we can..............................

2) Write comments in reponse to vaguebooking like these:

Vaguebooker: I should have known better...

Comment: Always carry a pad or tampon in your purse. Every time I forget to, I regret it. Soaking your stuff in OxyClean and cold water does help some...

Vaguebooker: Just a few more days of this...

Comment: Hope things are going well for you there in you. xoxo

Vaguebooker: Some people just don't get it...

Comment: Find a husband. All that will change.

Vaguebooker: Might be onto something...

Comment: Don't let them talk you into getting on that saddle at Texas Roadhouse. They can't force you even though it's your birthday. Really.

Vaguebooker: Okay, that really hurt me, but whatever...

Comment: I have heard that piercings there hurt for a while but the pain supposedly goes away eventually. My cousin had that area pierced...

Vaguebooker: Going through some changes...

Comment: My doctor put me on Estrogen. It helps, a lot.

Yeah, we probably should use the hide feature, but the thought of saying these things is just, hilarious even if just to think about and laugh.

Before we click "hide".


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