Originally they were handwritten and needed to be passed around class. I for one am stoked with technological advancements when they speed up mundane boring tasks but the byproduct is that they also seem to speed up and increase the volume of ‘crap’ we get shoveled in our direction. Yes I am talking about those horrid chain letters.
To be honest I get a general feeling of bad-assery every time i click the little dirt bin icon on these mails as this is exactly where they belong. Now as much as these silly ‘if you send these on in the next ten minutes your true love will call you before midnight’ turds grate my eyeballs there seems to be an even stinkier cousin of theres lurking around the toilet pots of the inter webs.
I don’t mind the risk of my cat dying (mostly because I don’t have one) or my true love not calling (as I don’t have one of those either) but these new stinkers throw the worst thing possible at you – guilt. i know you have seen them – they’re all over your Facebook (especially if your friends range between 13-17)
These were found on my news feed within the last 24hours. Needless to say a few friends have been hidden from my news feed.
“We all want a new car, a new phone. A person who has cancer only wants one thing… to survive. I know that a lot of you “who think you’re too cool” probably won’t re-post this. But a very little amount of my friends will. Put this on your wall in honor of someone who died of cancer, survived, or who is fighting against it now” (Don’t get me wrong I too think Cancer is poo)
“I am doing a cleanup of my Facebook friends, If I am a valued friend please like this status” (there were 4 likes, awkies.)
“This is sister week. If you have a sister, copy and paste this to your status.” (yes because if you don’t you are a crappy sibling).
No wonder the topic of my post is evidently poop.
I hate guilt even though I know who I am/what I believe in and don’t need a Facebook status to make everyone else aware of what that is, guilt has a sneaky way of coming into your house, sitting on your couch putting its feet up on your table and then whispering in your ear “Are you sure?”
If you like this post – pass it on or if you don’t were still cool 😉