Thursday, 14 November 2013
Another type of vague booking is someone 'checking in' at their local a&e. They have time to do this yet apparently not an extra ten seconds to add a one sentence brief explanation. That would be no fun now would it? Not when you want everyone to ask 'OMG what's happened?' Obviously the lack of response to the concerned friends serves to make them assume something sinister. Occasionally they'll update to say they're home now and exhausted after a terrible night at the hospital, again with no explanation. Maybe the next day they'll finally explain how they broke a nail or had a splinter that ended up with the trip to hospital.
It gets worse, it gets vaguer....'Does anyone know what time the walk-in centre is open?' They're asking on Facebook because Google gave them an answer without pandering to their attention seeking ploys. Google would tell them the opening times without bothering to ask why they wanted them. The only reason you would ask something on Facebook that is so easily Google-able is to create a sense of drama. Do grow up.
Stop feeding the drama trolls people. You're doing exactly what they're hoping for. You're giving them attention and control of your attention. If they are ridiculous enough to vague book, don't pander to them. People who have something to say or genuinely need help or support will quite simply say it.
How many times have you been tempted to respond with 'well if you're going to text a select few about it later why the fuck bother facebooking it?! why not just text them to begin with?!'
Vaguebooking is when someone is being intentionally vague in an attempt to garner attention.