The Great Plotnik

Friday, June 14, 2013

Modern Times

So, you hit the wrong button on your I-Phone and send a text to the wrong person. They receive the text, thinking you meant to send it to them, and reply.

Now what do you do?

Or you forget that if you respond to a text that was sent to you but others were copied, your reply goes to everyone, not to just the person you intended it for.

Now, what do you do?

Or everytime you go onto FBook there are one or two people who spend their entire lives there and who insist on posting ten items at a pop. You like these people. But you want them to post…like, one. Tomorrow they can post another.

Do you say anything?

Now consider this:

You have a family member who is a nice person but has a FB friend, whom you know. What you didn't know is this person is a right wing Fascist Pig Running Dog who is convinced Barack Obama killed The Archduke of Sarajevo and wants to take away our guns, bullets and penises. He or she re-posts the scariest and most scurrilous links. One day you actually go to one of these links and that takes you to another link and the next thing you know you realize that there are a lot of people in this world, and in your own family no less, who are, well -- dangerous! The shit they believe! Stupid, uneducated and uninformed, yes, but also frightening and with potential for serious badness.

This just happened to The Great Plotnik. He ain't sayin' who. But this friend of the family is out of his or her freaking mind, and Plottie never knew it before he went to the friend's FB page.

Yikes. So, what does he do? He gently closes out that page, and the other page, and the other page, and figures he is now caught up in NSA and FBI snooping, and to tell you the truth, he hopes they ARE snooping on these idiots.

Modern Times. Charlie Chaplin didn't know the half of it.


At 3:31 PM, Blogger mary ann said...

oh yes, crazy indeed...I like how you puzzle and close everything out as quickly as possible.

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Linda Davick said...

Dying to know more about the first two questions. Such great story potential.

The rest of your post is troubling in a different way. And depressing, and ... and ... and, I'm just glad you'll never see the stuff people in MY FAMILY post. (Not friends of family--FAMILY!!)


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