I'm on Facebook and occasionally a friend will post something similar to the picture above. I don't mind people sharing little posters like these. It's quite sweet. The random capital letters offend me, but that's another story. At least it's not telling me that if I don't "share it" or "like" it, a plague of locusts will descend on my garden (slim pickings there, locusts) and I will suffer from a virulent outbreak of boils (as if anyone would notice). Believe me, some of those people who post on Facebook are MEAN.
There are those little sayings about motherhood or pictures of a wholesome "mom" which tell me "post this on your wall if you love your mom". Does this mean if I don't post it the rest of my friends will think I don't love my mother? What to do. What to do. I'll tell you what to do, don't give in to emotional blackmail.
Then there are the ones urging me to help promote or support some cause or other and I will happily share those that strike a chord. But some of them adopt this passive-aggressive and sometimes slightly sinister tone with comments like: "Only some of you will do it, and I know who you are." It has shades of "we know where you live".
And why do some of THESE PEOPLE always write WITH TOO MANY CAPITAL LETTERS!!!!!! It's like they are SHOUTING AT ME THROUGH MY SCREEN!!!!!! And there is always a proliferation of EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!! I'm always tempted to leave the comment: "Do you know your caps lock is playing up?"
Anyway, I have created my own little poster. If you don't share, a plague of boils and locusts will hit you. Only some of you will do it and I know who you are. SO YOU MUST SHARE IF YOU AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!
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