Sometimes I carefully research things before posting, hoping to provide useful information.
Sometimes I just like to vent.
This is one of the latter situations. Mostly because, despite my research, I've failed to find why this trend has become so popular. But it's annoying the you-know-what out of me.
Please tell me when it became a requirement that people begin every single social media posts with "That moment when." And am I the only one who is annoyed by it?
In small doses, it's cute. But I'm in a particular Facebook group for writers where every post starts that way. "That moment when you have a deadline and you're munching on Cheetos." "That moment when you were supposed to have a call, only the person doesn't pick up, so you end up realizing you've worked your day around something that isn't going to happen." Sometimes the "That moment whens" kick off a three-paragraph-long post, which is just ridiculous.
I just have to say that it's freakin' annoying when every post seems to start that way.
The best I can tell, the trend started as "That awkward moment" in 2009 and at some point 'awkward' became negotiable. It has now become a standard way for some people to start a status update. Kind of like the way we followed the unwritten rule that we start our Facebook posts with the word "is" in the early days of the site. ("Stephanie Faris is eating an ice cream sundae.") People obviously missed having rules and decided "That moment" was a great way to kick off every. Single. Status update.
Is there anything you find annoying on social media?