I think this is going to be a pet peeve week for me.
I scroll through my facebook statuses. The usual proud moms bragging about their kids, social commentaries from others, zen moments from some... and then I see FML. Oh how I hate you FML. For those of you who do not know what FML stands for... don't laugh, I had to ask! It's an acronym for F*ck My Life. As Daniel Powter would say, 'You had a bad day'.
I can't even think of a situation where FML is appropriate. Maybe...
My identity was stolen and the person racked up millions in debt in my name...FML
I was wrongly convicted and I'm in jail for life... FML
Cause you know, those situations really suck. But that's not what I see. I see...
Got a paper cut on my finger and I have to type an essay. FML
Broke my cell phone. FML
Dog peed on the floor. FML
Ummm really? You had to clean up some pee, so your whole life is ruined? Sure the phrase may have been genius at one point, but the novelty has worn off, and clearly so has the meaning.
I don't want to get in to the whole "life is a gift" shpeal but it is, and for one little disappointment, or inconvenience to have somebody saying f*ck my life! is ridiculous! Forget about the fact that you're fortunate enough to even own a computer, and in some cases a fancy phone. I'm sure there are a lot worse things that could happen.
Think about it next time you're about to type FML. Is it really THAT bad?