If enough users agree to The Terms, maybe Lord Zuckerberg will finally put the doors back on the bathroom stalls and stop broadcasting our personal phone calls over the company PA system.
A few posts back I mentioned my displeasure with people excusing their ill-behavior by saying, “I’m just keeping it real.”
Recently I’ve encountered several memes in this vein littering Facebook.
Let’s say you see a person who you believe could stand to lose a few pounds and you say, “hey fatty, you need to lay off Ding-Dings before you go into a sugar coma.”
Honest: very possibly.
Rude: without question.
If you meet a person you find to be less than attractive and you utter something like, “you know, the thought of dating you makes me vomit in my mouth a little.”
Honest: why not?
Rude: absolutely. (Plus, I was having a bad hair day so it really wasn’t fair.)
If you take a bite of your aunt’s potato salad at a family picnic, and you gag then loudly proclaim that it tastes like a monkey peed on death…well that’s just funny.
Knowing and having been around some of the people who have slapped memes such as this one on their Facebook page; I can state without fear of contradiction: you and I have never been thinking the same thing. Ever!
In fact, the words that tumble from your lips tend to be quite shocking.
It’s not shocking that you’ve said them; it’s just shocking that they’re the product of an undiseased human brain.
Let’s take those exact same words and rearrange them slightly:
Is that rude?
Hey, I’m just trying to keep real.
I’ve been seeing this meme crop up quite a bit recently, and it’s starting to bother me.
What are you really saying about yourself when you slap this on your Facebook page?
WARNING: If you happen to be one of those progressively minded individuals whose relationship status on Facebook is “it’s complicated” you are about to be mocked.
Will you be mocked mercilessly?
Perhaps. Let’s just see how things go.
There are many things in this world that are complicated:
WARNING: Sociology majors named Brenda may also take a hit in this post.
There are several reasons a person might choose ‘it’s complicated’ to represent their relationship status:
My advice: just leave your relationship status blank…or date a tree, it’s up to you.