(This is easier to read if you enlarge it by clicking on the lovely picture of my barn.)
That is called emotional blackmail, isn’t it?
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Thanks for the clarification. Will open up FB-account asap.
(Have I told you lately that I love you?)
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But what about puppies, Deb? WHAT ABOUT THE PUPPIES???????
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Phhhh. Those puppies never did help me none!
Oh, the humanity!
Is it still my fault if I don’t have a facebook?
Yup. You are single-handedly keeping me from healing the world. Nice.
What if I pray *really* hard?
Not good enough. Now that God is on Facebook(*), the only effective prayers are those shared on Facebook walls.
P.S. I noticed that “God” is classified as a “Community” which definitely has some interesting theological implications ….
@AthenaC What ever happened to the good old days where you only had to forward this stuff to 10 people and they were cursed to never love again if they didn’t do the same?
I’m ok spamming people I don’t like to avoid being murdered by that girl from the ring. I’m not ok spamming everyone else. I guess I’m just selfish.
I always scoffed at those “forward or somebody will get toenail fungus” chain letters, and didn’t send them on. But I always wondered and checked my feet VERY carefully.
The ghost of that dead little girl can’t come out of my closet and kill me if I don’t have a closet anymore…
But what about from under your bed?!
I tweeted instead. Please forgive me.
Because I love puppies.
We-e-e-l-l-l-lllll. I guess that’s OK too.
Not a big fan of FB. See? I can’t even bring myself to spell it out in full. *winces*
Love those passive-aggressive ‘heart warming’ messages….
Yeah, the blackmail part of it really gets to me.
I’ve seen this with ‘anti-bullying’ campaigns…”Don’t Bully. Post this to your page…or else!”
Ha! Ain’t that great.
Yeah! You tell ’em! The true measure of a mover and shaker is how much a person can clutter up their friends’ Facebook feeds with “Share this and heal the world” pictures!
*Grumble, grumble* Selfish people doing actual activism and donating actual money to charity *grumble, grumble*
Wha??? You mean you think I could do MORE? Some people are never satisfied.
Absolutely! You could shame the people out there in the community for not taking the time to share your Save the World post. Because we both know it’s the post that really matters.
And yet another reason why I don’t like Facebook…
I don’t know why I bother, frankly.
Yup. That’s the way to world peace. But, cute as they are, puppies cause their own problems. Family discord (who has to walk him through TODAY’s blizzard, for example.)
Only haters look at the downside of puppies. This sounds like the attitude of a mean person who doesn’t want to share the 23 passive-aggressive posts I put up on Facebook every day.
Haters and folks WITH puppies. They are sooooooo cute when they belong to someone else.
Funny how that works, hmmm?
10 months old and counting for my Devil Dog!
Yikes – you poor thing! Ours is over 2 and still won’t come when she’s called. I know it’s my problem, not her, but still…
That is the only thing that Duncan will do. Because the MINUTE we got him, I started giving him treats every single time he came when I called him. My husband got mad at me, telling me I was spoiling him, making him fat. But when Duncan is off the leash and I call him, he comes running.
He will do nothing else for me, though.
Keep up the good word.
Work, I meant work … *sigh*
Thanks. We will survive!
I prefer kitties. Can I still share this?
OK, but only if you promise to say “awwwww” when you see a picture of a puppy – just pretend you like them.
Is that really your barn? Can I just repost that photo?
That IS my barn, Miss Jules. Told you, I am wa-a-ay out in the country.
Don’t know how to do what you are requesting. Interesting post.
I’m just kind of kidding, so you don’t have to do anything. 😉
Shhh – don’t spoil the fun by explaining the joke …
Peg, being that I think I was the lone miserable bastard mentioned above, I have decided to mend my ways. I just posted your plea to my Facebook page. Gee… I’m feeling better already! I highly recommend this to everyone, and you’ll feel a lot less guilty too. Not to mention Peg won’t blame you.
You may have just saved the planet. Thank you.
Oh if only Peg. Good post as usual.
Maybe we could all do something concrete like smile more to help make the world a nicer place.
Whoa, whoa… what do you mean injecting a real, good idea in the middle of my sarcasm? (and that is a real, good idea – thanks.)
I love you. That is all.
While I appreciate the nice sentiment, that is not “all” until you have posted a poem about unicorns to make the world a better place. Get moving, you slacker.
Will you unfriend me if I don’t? 😉
That’s the big gun – I don’t pull that out unless I absolutely have to.
oops-is this sarcasm on your part?
It is. I’m tired, not of the Facebook posts that are sweet or make us think, but so many come with a “repost or else” threat. I also suspect that many people think posting that stuff is the same as real action.
Your suggestion to smile is much more useful.
Ok-I won’t comment anymore.
No, don’t go away. I’m just playing around, and you are more than welcome.
On second thought-people should know that you and Bill are very generous with your time in helping the homeless and elderly clients-so I know you are trying to do your part to make this a better world!
Mom? Is that you?
Aunt Mary? Mary Kay?
Exactly. (And don’t pretend you don’t know what I mean!) 😉
I do know what you mean. Because you are NOT mean.
You got that right! When I think of where Facebook came from and what it has become, I just shake my head. I don’t have an account any more because I’m just not into posting all those inspirational messages and photos of kittens and bunnies. 😉
P.S. Like the little wink guy on one of your comments. Have a great week!!!
Thank you, you too!
MKC signing off.
I really thought that was Mom – thought somebody showed her how to work the internet. Have a great night, Miss Toad.
I always wanted to save the world. And since I don’t have superpowers, spreading the word of this post is the next best thing!
Personally, I’d rather be able to fly, but this is good too.
Aaaand then it gives you malware.
No, your pure intentions act like a force-field to protect you from all harm. Really.
Wonder how many are going to slam your post due to lack of understanding sarcasm.
I really get turned off when you’re threatened to “post 100 times” if you’re a real friend. Meh.
And, is Mary MK? Can’t tell…
It IS Mk. I couldn’t tell either – I thought it was Mom. 😉
Reblogged this on Legitimate Work at Home Jobs & Opportunities.
Thanks for the reblog.
My sentiments exactly.
Great minds think alike.
I don’t really give a shit about any of that, but hey… do you want to play Farmville with me?
No, I’m too occupied with Candy Crush.
I wish I would get a dime for every time I’m asked to play!!
Are you really into it?
No, I don’t do any of those. I waste enough of my time as it is.
If only they would invent the Candy Crush Farmville game…
Hey, you could do that, Old McMaineiac, and make MILLIONS!
I love this! Would add this to Pinterest if it weren’t for the language.
This blog is usually firmly PG, but sometimes I gotta go with what’s funniest.
Nice barn and even nicer words. 🙂 And puppies. 🙂
And always puppies.
It’s a beautiful message, but it has that email chain letter feel to it. The thing that throws me is it’s so positive and then accuses friends and ends with bastards. It’s gotta be a joke, right?
Yep. I guess that isn’t as clear as I would have hoped.
Only if one has not seen your other posts, Peg. In the context of this whole blog you could not mean this for serious. So when I saw your single NO to the “emotional blackmail” lure put out I knew you were not for serious or you would have “burned” me instead.
Exactly – you get me.
I’m trying to be funny, but sarcasm that hurts people is not a place I want to go. Susie has a very tender and generous heart so I’m glad to have her input so I can keep myself from going over that line.
Whenever someone posts the idiotic thing where you are supposed to type in one word describing where our how we meet, I try to write “rehab” whenever possible.
Ha! Gotta remember that.
It might be – though I have been in there so often – and never came quite clear, I really cannot remember.
Most people put things like “Work” or “School”…where’s the excitement in those?!
Or the fun?
I don’t ever get “I know which ones of you won’t post this” part. I won’t. If you already know, why bother the 98% and not just message 2% “will-post”-ers directly? Then they forward this to 2% of their friends, until this quietly dies.
P.S. I think puppies are overrated.
That’s the part that bugs me. The inspiring stuff I can take or leave. It’s the “I bet you won’t post” stuff. If you know it, save us all some time and don’t bother!
Puppies end war? Phooey? We all know it’s kittens. What the world needs now is a few more kittens on the internet
THAT’S the problem. There aren’t enough pictures of cats with cheeseburgers and cats with painted fur and cats reading the newspaper and…never mind.
I am so sorry I caused all this. I’m still not posting it to my facebook page, but I’m sorry.
I’ll believe it when I see your beautifully illustrated “I’m sorry” post on Facebook.
“We are the world….we are the children…!!! We are the ones to make a brighter place, so lets start givin….!!!”
Sing with me!
“There’s a choice we’re makin’…we’re savin our own lives! It’s true, we’ll make a better day, just you and me!”
Sniff! Sniff! I’m all choked up….
You mean I have to be drinking carbonated beverages while linking arms with people from other continents AND sending heartfelt posts to Facebook? Dang! I may have to quit my job to get this done.
All this needs is muzak that starts playing the moment you click/scroll over. And maybe some sort of suggestion that you could win something by sharing to additional social media. As long as you hash tag it appropriately #worldpeaceforall #icare #doyourpartbastards etc.
I’m having a little trouble figuring out that hashtag business. Hope that doesn’t prolong world misery.
LOL! I despise those “I know 98% of my friends won’t re-post this” posts. If I’m reading a post and I like it, I may be thinking, “This is nice, I’m going to share this.” But as soon as I see that, “I know who you are” crap, I say “forget this.” Don’t try to guilt me into posting your stupid meme! 🙂
Exactly. They snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with their blackmail.
Ooh… yikes….see, I hate to tell you this but you really should’ve gone with the more obnoxious comic sans font. Then you totally would have saved the world. Rookie mistake. (shaking head)
Oh, jeez, I’m sorry. Will the restful, country scene at least save SOME of the world? Maybe one continent?
I blame the puppies.
Dang their cuteness.
It doesn’t work, I tried it. So it is back to rude postings of ugly families for me.
Whatever works for you, Val.
FB should leave real world stuff to Twitter, wanna-be world stuff to WordPress, and stick to puppies and kitties post sharing and who’s dating who instead. The world would be a better (and more organized) place if everyone would just mind their own corners. I don’t want real world stuff ruining my puppies videos!
You hit the nail on the head.
Haha, yes, these drive me nuts! Especially the “I think I know the ones who will” stuff, I always think – yeah, I know the ones who will too! Also, what’s with the whole “Post this for one hour” thing? Who posts stuff on Facebook for one hour and then takes it off? And what’s the point of that? Most of their Facebook friends probably won’t happen to have been on in that hour and seen it! And what is the meaning of life anyway? And why do people sit in the Quiet Zone on trains and then talk loudly on their phones? And puppies and kittens.
You raise many good points. I think the problem is there are too many stupid people in the world, and not enough puppies and kittens.
Whurled peas. Puppies – pit bull ones.
I always like to whirl peas. Ruff!
Thought it might be rude to hurl them. Clever post (and so agree)
Give peas a chance.
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