So earlier today I did something I rarely do. I posted a Facebook status update. I’m not an FB snob either that doesn’t update because I think it’s lame or anything. I don’t because of exactly what happened today when I posted what I thought was a gem of an update. It got zero likes and zero comments. FAIL! Before I get to my two questions though here is the post.
“Going to Marshalls at Liberty Tree Mall to pick up my Patriots Starter Jacket I’ve had on Lay-Away since 1995.”
I think that’s hilarious, yet it got zero response. So my first question is, what is worse? Having a grand total of zero responses(not even one like) on a FB update or having someone post something like, “not funny” or “weak?” I think I’d rather have someone tell me it wasn’t funny. I mean at least it has a comment under it. A Facebook post with nothing around it is just an awful sight. It’s like air balling a foul shot, which is also something I have accomplished in my life. You almost want to call the person to see if they’re okay. I can deal with no comments on a blog because that’s actual effort. But just a quick click on the like button to say “hey that was pretty funny” is no effort at all. So when nobody does that it’s just embarrassing, and it’s not like you can take it down either. That’s maybe worse than the joke itself. I guess you just ride it out until another day springs and hope for the best. You can call me self-conscious, which I am, if you like but I’m pretty sure everyone feels that way.
My second question is, do people not know what Lay-Away is? Am I the only person out of my FB friends that grew up poor? I mean I grew up like, welfare poor, so Lay-Away was pretty prominent for me growing up. Like, I had to know what I wanted for Christmas by April. Shit sucked too, because by the time Christmas came around, those Nikes that had you begging Moms for an 8 month early Christmas present were played the fuck out. But hey, it was better than the Voit’s I was rocking before that. Still, I thought other people would know what Lay-Away is. If you did you would have to appreciate that FB status. Even if you we’re only semi-poor or even middle-class, you still knew what Lay-Away is. Yeah, maybe you didn’t use it and didn’t have to wait six-months to get that Starter Jacket and wear it to the beach in July because you just finally got it, but you still knew about it, right? Right?