There's oh so much whining in microposts....are you guilty?
But what are we really doing? Are we just complaining? .....sometimes we are really trying to show-off (e.g. the humblebrag) or construe solidarity with a particular identity/personae/world view.
Interestingly, the 2nd most common 3-gram in HERMES - I HAVE TO - was most commonly used in complaints - usually about work, school and sleep (often all 3!):
18 hours of no sleep. I have to go to work and i`m still going out tonight. FAIL!
I'm writing this post while I should be sleeping but I promised I'd post on Thursdays! Just made it in time!
zzzzzzz (My youngest son is unwell = no sleep for me)