Social Media 101
I took a quick scroll thru my FB feed before bed last night and recognized a particular young woman’s selfie among the hundreds of other selfies. She is a friend of one of my kids and was dressed in some kind of lacy, low-cut top with plenty of cleavage on display. Nothing all that unusual necessarily, until I noticed the snippy comment posted by her grandmother:
“Aren’t you freezing? it is 25 degrees here with a 15 degree wind chill, and the wind is blowing like crazy too. We do not dress like that in the house even. It is winter.”
I had a good laugh but I worried a little about the grandmother. I’ve had a couple of my own grandmothers and I am, strangely enough, grandmother to an ever-expanding slew of children. The struggle is real. What the hell is wrong with kids these days?
Just kidding. I was a bit of flasher back in the day myself. Thank God we didn’t have social media. Or camera-phones.
Besides all that, granny has apparently forgotten that 25-year-olds don’t really get cold. It’s not even a thing. They are veritable furnaces, even semi-naked.
10 Possible lessons in this story:
2. Don’t post half-naked selfies where your grandparents can see them (I thought everybody knew that).
3. Learn to use privacy settings properly so you can advertise the goods to potential buyers only. You’ll save your granny some hand-wringing. Why make her suffer?
4. Wear more clothes when it’s cold. Everybody already knows what’s under your coat. You don’t have to remind us constantly and you’re making us all pretty nervous that you aren’t very smart.
5. Stop thinking of yourself as a product.
6. See number 5.
7. See number 5.
8. See number 5.
9. See number 5.
10. See number 5.