Sunny unshare

Lynn is happy to inform you that she will not share this:

I guess Facebook is exactly what I knew it would be, or should have known, but I was hoping it would be a lot more of “This is what I’ve been doing,” and “This is what I’m thinking about,” and “Here are these pictures of my kids, grandkids, pets, house and garden,” and a lot less “Share this if you love your mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife, Jesus or puppies”. After a few of those I decided that I will not share anything that says “Share this if…” It just seems so manipulative to me — like they’re saying “you have to share this.” So I don’t.

I’ve sent up a couple of those things, hinting at an ill-concealed tendency toward gooey sentimentality, but the rationale is more “I don’t have a damned thing to say” than “Oh, that’s so true.”







3 comments

  1. McGehee »

    15 November 2012 · 8:19 am

    “Share this if you love your mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife, Jesus or puppies”.

    My favorites are the ones who follow that with, “…or ignore if you couldn’t care less you heartless chump.”

    I may be exaggerating the actual verbiage slightly, but the intent not in the least.

  2. fillyjonk »

    15 November 2012 · 8:22 am

    As either Linus or Charlie Brown once commented, getting a chain letter is like having gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe. And those “repost/send on to 10 people if you’re not a heartless goon” things are the modern version of a chain letter.

  3. Jeffro »

    15 November 2012 · 10:45 pm

    If you don’t share this, Jesus will eat a kitten, or something.

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