Originally Posted by JakeTS86
One of my uni classmates a couple of months ago:
Cue the inevitable barrage of "Sorry for your loss" and "Hope you're ok" from his idiot friends, do they not realise he's just fishing for sympathy and attention? How long after his grandad dying did he think "I've got to tell people about this, the world must know!"?
What a complete tool
My dad passed away a few months ago and I avoided posting this type of thing. As much as I might have needed or even wanted the sympathy and to let people know I was about to have a shitty couple months, I didn't need to broadcast it to everyone I know. If someone needs to know this fact, I will tell them in person.
Along similar lines, I'd much rather wish someone a late happy birthday in person, than post 'omg happy birthday' to their facebook. The human interaction is a bit more meaningful, imo.