I hate these damn things...
Yesterday, I saw this posted on my Facebook timeline and it made me cringe for several reasons. First off, I fucking hate it when people use letters or numbers in place of words. Call me a relic if you must, but I don't like shorthand unless it's being used for a practical purpose. I can see using it if you're texting, working as a court reporter or a secretary, or if you're taking notes in school. There's no need to use it on a Facebook meme.
Secondly, I hate it when people try to tell me what to do. This meme is written in an imperative style. It's giving me directions. Well, unless you're offering me a paycheck or sticking a gun in my face, I'm going to do whatever the fuck I please. I think sharing this kind of thing is annoying and stupid. Besides, what is the point of this? It's a waste of time.
Thirdly, the tone of this meme is snarky and antagonistic. "Watch, NO-ONE follows direction" seems snarky, especially coming from someone who apparently never completed a sixth grade English class.
And finally, there's a parting shot. If I don't do this, I'm not "following directions". Or, if I choose to respond in a way contrary to what is written on this poorly articulated meme, I'm not following directions. Actually, I don't take directions from poorly written memes or the people who choose to litter my timeline with them. I guess I can take heart that at least the person who created this didn't spell no one as "noone" or misspell "your". But check out the semicolon abuse!
I know... I sound uptight and stressed. That's because I am uptight and stressed this morning. My heart is almost in my throat anticipating the morning at the vet's office with Zane and Arran. I will hopefully be a lot more relaxed in a few hours.