damn you, facebook.

So I was made aware that even though I deactivated my Facebook account months ago, my Facebook Messenger was still open. There was a ‘double downside’ to having to deal with this today…..

First I had to go back into my Facebook account to retrieve messages, as I didn’t want to download the FB Messenger app. In predictable fashion, the first post in my feed was somebody whining about politics….shut up already!!

Then I went to Messenger to see the 14 messages I missed, including one from a friend whose child is gravely ill – this was posted three weeks ago. To say that I feel horrible about just finding out is an understatement.

The only upside to dealing with this today was to quickly realize how much I don’t miss Facebook – I could feel my stress climbing when I saw that ridiculous post. There’s no doubt in my mind that my quality of life has gotten much better since walking away.

Published by ltrainlane

Musician, Customer Service Manager, Husband, Father, New York Giants fan, happy-go-lucky (sometimes clothing optional) free spirit....that pretty much sums it up.

One thought on “damn you, facebook.

  1. I’ve been catching up on your blog posts. I’ve been super busy this summer with work and life. I haven’t spent a great deal of time on FB myself, I check in on my kids and grandkids, and treasured friends and family, but I’ve made an effort to stay away from all the politics too. For me fb was supposed to be a way to check on on people I don’t get to see every day. I’ve been making the effort to make that again. I’ve missed your videos of your gigs and adventures, but I definitely understand the need to “unplug”.

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