- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Ugh, this is so annoying!!!
My Grandma is 78 years old. About 6 or 7 years ago she moved 9 hours away and after living 10 minutes away from her my entire life, we kept in touch via email and, more recently, Facebook.
This has been mostly helpful since it allows her to see/hear a lot of news regarding my upcoming wedding and home buying.
But as a 78 year old women, she gets offended easily and obviously has different “morals” or standards or ideas of what “young ladies” should act like.
And while I consider myself a relatively classy person, I am very liberal and very outspoken and I like crude humor (Family Guy, Lewis Black, etc). So sometimes when I share things on FB, she gets all up in arms and offended. Like one time I posted a half-naked picture of Adam Levine and she jumped all over me, scolding me and saying how inappropriate it was. I just apologized and brushed it off.
But yesterday she made a comment that really hurt my feelings.
I saw that my sister posted a picture of some awesome, exotic flowers. So I shared it. My grandma responds, “comments like these are so vulgar, offensive, and unladylike.” I’m staring at the flowers like …. crickets… what the HELL is offensive about flowers??!?!!?!!! But then I realized that the group who originally posted the picture is calling “I F*cking Love Science” so she must have seen the F bomb and flipped out.
I’m like …. really?!?!?! REALLY!?!?!?! I’m sorry. I understand she’s elderly and the F bomb is no longer quite the taboo it used to be but ….. to call out your granddaughter and call me unladylike, and offensive? That really hurt my feelings!
I seriously want to just unfriend her, which sounds ridiculous but ….. I am NOT going to sensor myself/my Facebook page or ANY reflection of me because someone MIGHT get offended by something.
I know there’s probably some setting where you can make only certain friends see certain things but …. no, I am not doing it. If you want to be my friend or relative in real life or on the internet, you get all of me. The good, bad, ugly, everything. I am not tip-toeing around.
What the hell!?!?! God, everything I do is wrong!