Don't get me wrong, I'm all for complaining. (as per this post where I set the high goal to complain openly about as many topics as possible.) I actually have trouble getting along with people who don't complain enough.
Example: when you're delayed for 3 hours in the airport so have to drive from Chicago to Madison at 1:00am, but the rental car place is as packed as Ellis island during the potato famine, the best thing to do is look at your co-workers and all say in unison: "This sucks."
If, in that situation, which unfortunately is not hypothetical, a co-worker had tried to offer any semblance of a "bright side" I likely would have laid them out and left them to be trampled by the carless masses. Fortunately, all 3 of my co-workers agreed with the overall suckiness of that situation.
Moral of the story: sometimes complaining prevents you from being stampeded by weary travelers.
That being said, I am also absolutely against complaining via social media in a boring way. All I'm asking for is a little creativity.
Example: if your status is "Mondays are the worst." or "I hate Mondays." I'm going to have to substitute the word "Mondays" with the phrase "boring people including myself" in my mind just so I can be agreeable.
Mondays are an exhausted weekly topic of complaint, anyway. Expand your complaining horizons!
Example: If I were my boyfriend's cat, Joshie, I would complain about only having three legs:
|even though you can't tell in this picture!|
And, if I were my old college cat, Minerva Winifred Grendel (aka Minnie). I would be complaining right now about how I just mentioned two foreign cats yet haven't blogged about her in ages. However, in true devil cat spirt, I would likely complain in the form of projectile vomitting all over the walls, taking a dump in the shower, and getting fleas, AGAIN.
|updated picture of Minnie that my former roomie Christa sent us over Thanksgiving :)|
However, I am not a feline, so I'm just going to complain that no one has bought me this kate spade purse yet:
Though, admittedly, I'd rather have $119 worth of cake.