Post # 1
Some of the FI’s family have commented on Facebook about our engagement with: “Congratulations”
Absolutely NO punctuation.
One of the women who made that comment, is my FI’s sister in law. She is SUPER HAPPY ALL OF THE TIME. Almost all of her posts end in exclamation points. “Happy Thanksgiving!” “Playing with our puppies!” “Having a great birthday!” “Look at the snow!!”
But when it comes to our engagement?
she said “Congratulations” to me, and “Congratulations (FI’s name)” to him.
Agan, no punctuation.
FFS, if you’re going to begrudgingly comment, I’d rather she not say anything at all.
Am I overthinking this?
Post # 3
@AquaGrey8962: Yes, you are overthinking it. I’m sorry but that was my
short and sweet answer. When it comes to engagements and weddings you will learn that nobody is as excited as you are. When my Fiance and I changed our status and let everyone know he mentioned to me that NONE of his FB friends said congrats or anything. I had about 25 people out of 450+ say congrats but that was it. You will also realize that people dont want to hear all about your wedding planning…even bridesmaids or sisters. This is why a lot of us are on the bee.
Post # 5
Wow I thought you had probably just used the wrong word in the title of this post because there’s no way someone could possibly be upset over missing puncuation marks. I was wrong I guess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 6
@padme: haha! I did too and I really thought she meant something about punctuality! The little things that some of us stress about : )
Post # 7
yes, you are over thinking it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
I can be a bit of a grammar nazi, but I have had to learn how to relax when it came to reading what people write on the internet (“internet speak” really does bother me a lot still, though). However, I do think you are over-reacting. They congratulated you, be happy. It is the thought that counts, after all, isn’t it?
Post # 9
@padme: Yeah, I thought that someone didn’t know what punctuation was and had it confused with…well, I don’t know what. Excitement? lol. Yes, OP, you are overthinking this. Just be happy she uses puncuation most of the time. I’m a stickler for it and my ILs are forever leaving posts and comments on my facebook with no capitalization or punctuation marks, using your/you’re and to/too/two improperly, etc. It kind of drives me nuts, lol.
Post # 10
Oh my gosh I love this. love love love this! I totally understand you, I am a COMPLETE analyzer that way! Just try to take a humorous approach. find a good gf who gets you and bitch about it, try reading the comments in super dreary voices and just get a laugh out of it. forget the family: I heart you, I am COMPLETELY EXCITED FOR YOU AND YOUR LUCKY FIANCE THATS ALL THAT MATTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *shouty caps
Post # 14
@AquaGrey8962: It’s the Internet. Hoping for punctuation, capitalization, proper spelling, or even decent grammar is hoping for TOO MUCH these days. :o)
That being said… it’s possible that this is her passive-aggressive way of being a jerk. But if lack of punctuation is the best she can do, you should feel sorry for her extreme lack of creativity/a life.
Just bask in the joy of your engagement. CONGRATS! :o)
Post # 15
Yes, way overthinking this.
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Yes, I think you are overthinking this…but I do get you. I can get annoyed with people’s punctuation and grammar on FB too. Don’t worry about it!