Monday, July 28, 2008

In which I am a horrible person with a completely unfunny sense of humor.


The other day, I ventured onto Facebook, my official nemesis, for the first time in some time. It's absolutely terrifying to see your social world fit onto one screen. Everyone is literally connected to everyone and I don't like it. I need to befriend some oldies without computers besides my parents. I am apparently friends with the workstudies in my office. They are adorable. They're roommates and also work for one of our performing arts camps, which means they sing songs and wear funny costumes as they work. I thought it would be hi-larious to make a comment on S's wall that said simply, 'less facebook, more work.' HILARIOUS! I thought, by now, she had picked up on my inappropriate abuse of nuanced sarcasm bordering on cruelty. But alas, I guess she didn't. I should've noticed when I asked her if everything was ok and she tried to murder me with her stare. Today, she pops her head into my office and asks if we can talk. Then, almost teary eyed, she asks why I wrote that on her FB wall, and furthermore, clearly I was on FB myself during the day - she checked the time. I screamed at her, 'that's why it's funny!' She was not laughing. Finally, we hugged, a real one, not a FB application one. I think we're good now.

10 comments:

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Hahaha you have to be careful with those wall posts! I always re-read mine for fear that it will be taken the wrong way. Even the little smilie things aren't helpful sometimes.

Jeannette said...

HA!

Where do you work, at some cult church headquarters? Is hugging still allowed in offices?

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Your little workstudies need to develop a life and/or sense of humor. How are they going to make it through the big scary real world outside? I hope you informed them also that in the real world, they can't wear costumes and sing songs at work. But then again, that would probably make them suicidal.

Mr. Shain said...

you know how it makes my blood boil to even hear you mention your work studies. i would have paid you a significant amount of money if when you went to hug her, you whispered softly in her ear, "you're fired, please leave the office immediately" and then sat back down without looking at her.

blythe said...

sarah e - this is why i shouldn't be allowed to have an online presence at all.

jeanette - a university, so yes, it's much like a church/cult.

cherry - dude, you wear a cape, so don't talk to me about costumes.

shain - how much are we talking? i didn't say anything to the other one yet.

Mr. Shain said...

$5

Michael5000 said...

Aw, this story has such a happy ending that it makes me want to give you a big FB "poke." Except I'm afraid you'd kick my ass if I did.

Big Daddy said...

HIL-ARI-OUS.

I love that you had to clarify that you gave her a 'real hug'.

Ha ha.

minijonb said...

wait, there's life beyond Facebook?!? i don't believe it...

Matt said...

poke