(Closed) Cringe-worthy humble bragging!

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Post # 106
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

“#newlyweds! Wahhh too many checks to cash!  This will take soooo longmoney-mouth

I almost cancelled the check. 

 

Post # 107
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1201 posts
Bumble bee

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pancakes11 :  that’s so fascinating! thanks for the read xo

Post # 108
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

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2ndchance :  isn’t that just self promotion/networking? 

Post # 110
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard

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peegee :  no, it’s obnoxious. I work plenty without posting any of my gigs or selfies at a gig or thanking everyone for a great gig…etc. it becomes bragging after a certain point and there are plenty guilty of it. Again, an occasional post is ok, but some of my “friends” only post about all the gigs they’re doing and it definitely just feels like bragging. The classiest pros never mention their work. 

Plus, it’s different if the post happens before the gig and says something like “come out and hear such and such group tomorrow tonight” rather than a post just saying “humbled and honored to be playing with so-and-so”. 🙄 Um, I do not think this word, “humbled” means what you think it means. 😝

Post # 111
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I agree with most everything pointed out by PPs. 

I also, cannot stand the “Ring Selfies” that are of perfectly manicured hands curiously splayed across the steering wheel of a pricey automobile, or the label of a designer handbag. Uber gross. 

Post # 112
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Helper bee

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emmabird :  I would, but I am waiting for a major event pertaining to an organization we are both part of. Once that event is over, I will unfollow her. It’s funny because I did unfollow her once, and then I missed a ton of news and I had to go search her out again. 

Post # 113
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Hahah this has been great.

Mostly I unfollow people who humblebrag too much. But I have one friend, who I actually do like IRL who humble brags (thankfully not too often) and I can feel my eyes rolling into the back of my head every time. Her favourite method is to post a very done up, perfectly made up, hair magnificently curled and perfect, with a typical Instagram filter and duck faced head tilt. There’s nothing too unusual about this sort of thing on social media, HOWEVER she always has some sort of Bible verse above it! Like “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

 

GAG. It’s like wha, like how beautiful AND spiritual I am….

 

Anyways, on the “my boobs are too big” front, I totally relate! While they aren’t enormous, I have larger boobs and it genuinely frustrates me! I wish to goodness I could get to a C cup or something.  I personally HATE being all boob and I actually usually purchase bras that make me look a bit smaller. Being larger you have less choice of clothing, bras etc, as well as suffering back and shoulder ache. So from my perspective that’s a genuine complaint, not a humblebrag at all. I would kill to be the regular sizes my friends are…

Post # 114
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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ana2017 :  ….My full time office job IS pretty exhausting. I deal with angry people all day every day. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. But telling you I’m tired from being screamed at all day isn’t really a humble brag. You being a part time nurse doesn’t take away from the difficulties of my job or anyone else’s. 

Post # 115
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I had a person on Facebook

“Being an adult is stressful. This wedding is too expensive!”

You picked the most expensive venue in town and had to have to notch designer things…that your fiance is paying for.  You’ve also told me you only see the marriage lasting 5 years tops so that’s a good way to use money. 

I didn’t say that but jeeze.

Post # 116
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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aelicia :  yes your are tired.. but you have a job and your bills are being paid. I dont and im tired of not. And every month its worse… and we are litterally 3 weeks away from having to cancel our wedding after being engaged for 2 years… so the humble brag is turning something possitive (having a job) into something negative (omg it makes me tired) well then.. quit your job and see how things go, dont think you wont be tired… All I’m saying is in this shitty ass time and economy having a job is almost a fucking privilege especially if you’re a new grad (aka less than 5 years experience in your field as it turns out) 

Post # 117
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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abwcmo :  oh no!! Poor muffins! 😂😂😂 god I wish I had problems like that.

Oh another one of my faves: “my ass is numb from sitting and playing vidogames all day” oh wow life is tough!! 

Post # 118
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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ana2017 :  Yeah, but it isn’t about you. You can’t negate the right of someone working full time (or more than full time) to state they are tired. It simply isn’t a humblebrag or meant to make you feel inadequate.

Your statement would be the same as me getting irritated (and calling humblebrag) at an exhausted new Mum expressing how tired she was, because I don’t (and can’t) have kids!

I am for sure sorry you are finding it so hard to find work. I wish you could come to Australia, we are screaming for good qualified nurses.

Post # 119
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I hate those Christmas letters that start off saying  ”  it’s  been such an  exhausting year my dear, I started  my   ancient Greek classes,  Olivia got  her second  Masters, Timothy has been nominated for Surgeon  of The Year , the baby got accepted into Oxford  and we all went to Egypt on a dig. We only found time to do three family marathons for Save the Children ,  too awful of us isn’t it!”

I want to send one that says ‘this year me and all of us were  on Social Security together- we really hit up Goodwill I can tell you ……

Post # 120
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

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ana2017 :  Privilege is all relative, though.  Sitting at home complaining on a wedding website would be seen as humble bragging to the millions of people who struggled to find enough to eat today.  

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