I’m a Scrooge – Sharing This Image is Stupid

Posted by Sam on February 5, 2016

I saw this shared on Facebook today.

Sister

Things described above, someone who:

  • Is there when you need them.
  • Will catch you when you fall.
  • A shoulder to cry on.
  • Someone to laugh with.
  • A friend.

People who fit those roles:

  • Any good friend or relative.
  • Any good friend or relative.
  • Anyone who won’t make fun of you for crying.
  • Literally everyone laughs.
  • A friend.

This is the least creative thing ever. Take the most general terms possible, throw ’em together, tie it to a personal relationship everyone has, and voila, you get half a million shares, 94,000 likes and 27,000 comments. Remove the word sister at the top and have people guess who it is, you’ll see a range of answers.

Meanwhile, I slave over amazing material for my readers to get zero shares, negative likes, and comments like “butt chug until you die” and “I give this blog 0/5 stars.”

What they’re really saying

  • Is there when you need them – Cause you’re depressed.
  • Will catch you when you fall – You’re like a new-born deer, falling constantly.
  • A shoulder to cry on – You’re a pussy.
  • Someone to laugh with – Apparently everyone else thinks your jokes suck.
  • A friend – Cause you have none.

 

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4 thoughts on “I’m a Scrooge – Sharing This Image is Stupid

  1. Per your own points, you should replace the heading of the image with “Any good friend or relative who won’t make fun of you for crying” and post it on Facebook to see how many comments/likes it gets. “A friend” and “literally everyone” are both superseded by “any good friend or relative” so you can leave those out. As a side note, I agree with your overall sentiment.

  2. de-lurking to commend you on updating your typos.

    Also, I reeeeeally think you need to make your own take on this image. It could gain momentum and actually attract viewers to your blog. Or it could fail, like your blog.