Wednesday, September 22, 2010

with friends like these

who needs facebook?

i guess they're just kidding, but still.  taking playground teasing to a widespread public level.

5 comments:

One Girl said...

this is perfect Skippy. I was just telling my bfriend yesterday that I am about sick of facebook. Do we go on to see how little we are "liked" or how much everyone else is "liked" more? Its like freaking high school all over again.

skippy haha said...

exactly, OG! it's great to keep in touch with people far away & see baby pictures, but people get carried away. and make comments they wouldn't make in real life. and gang up and bully. it's complicated!

from desiderata:

Avoid loud and aggressive people, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself to others you will become vain and bitter;
there will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

JB said...

i know it's a bit of an older post, but i don't see the bullying in these answers... i think they are actually helping this young man, Rob B, with poor decision making skills. #1 is sarcastic, #2 is honest, and #3 is trying, and i emphasize trying, to be comedic... as an outsider looking in, since i don't really know these people AFAIK, this wasn't so bad. sounds like a normal bunch of friends to me.

maybe you have more insight into these people and their social status, but maybe this guy Rob is trying to hard. Better than for them to egg him on saying it's a great idea go do it and suggesting some ridiculous barbed-wire cuff or nascar inspired crap.

Skipster -Do you have tattoos?

skippy haha said...

JB - i dont know the commenters, and i don't even know Rob - went to HS with him but can't remember ever talking to him...as i can gather he's pretty shy and low self esteem & yes i think trying too hard. youre right it's not bullying, but they're not following thumper's rule.

no tattoos for me - i try to avoid both pain and commitment when possible. y tu?

JB said...

you spent 4 years in HS with this cat and you never ever talked to him? for shame! j/k

no tats.. no reason why or why not.. just not on my list of priorities ..