if you have…
If you have a husband who makes your life INTERESTING, full of fun and is your best friend, who’s been with you through thick and thin and who has been a blessing in your life, and to whom you are PROUD to be married too, copy and paste this to your status with the date you were married.
This was a recent Facebook status update from one of my friends. This pissed me off. Not for the sentiment. The sentiment is sweet. I just find it irritating that people feel the need to broadcast this. It’s beautiful and wonderful that you love your husband. How about you tell him yourself, in person, face to face, so he can see how much you mean it. I know that you love your husband, I don’t need to read it in my feed.
“If you have a husband…” Thanks a bunch, but I DON’T HAVE A HUSBAND. I am 35 and single. And fabulous, I might add. It’s not that I don’t want a husband, I just haven’t met him yet. Thanks for reminding me of this fact, cause you know it’s not already lurking in the back of my mind.
It’s an insult to all those who don’t have a husband (or wife or life partner or any kind of significant other). It’s almost as bad as saying “If you have legs and can run…” What about those who can’t run or even walk for that matter. “If you have a job…” It’s a slap in the face for all those who have lost their job due to the economy. “If you have a wonderful mother or father…” What about those of us (me) who has a really shitty parent (my father) or those who have lost a parent.
I get that you feel the need to share with everyone how wonderful and perfect your life is and how much you have, but don’t do it in a way that makes others feel like shit. If you love your husband or whomever, just say “I love my husband, he’s fantastic”. Don’t make a statement telling others to post the same sentiment when they might not have the same such luck.
That’s my two-cents on these types of status updates. Please don’t do them.