“You waste so much time on the social media,” my friend expressed his concern.
“I enjoy being part of the virtual world,” I replied.
He continued, “Many people write trivial stuff. One wrote how he was enjoying an ice-cream and another mentioned she was cooking. There was a woman who complained about her toothache for four consecutive days. I know a man who only writes ‘Good morning and take care’ every day.”
“But there are lots of positive things,” I countered.
“I have connected with several worthy friends worldwide and get updates about their wellbeing. People have managed to get employment through social media. Birthday, wedding or sad news – we get to hear everything about our near ones instantly. There is healthy debate on almost all subjects,” I elaborated.
He refused to give up.
“I am also fed up of abbreviations. I saw people writing “HBD” for happy birthday. Do you think they are so hard-pressed for time?”
I did not want to convince him any more.
“With so many complaints, have you decided to boycott the social media?”
“Am I mad?” he almost slapped me. “I love grumbling.”