Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Social Networking

My facebook event invite situation is out of control. Do you then feel guilty because you can't attend all these things that people invited you to? No, you probably don't because you're a normal person that knows they can't possibly attend every event that everyone has going on. Do the people doing the inviting notice that you aren't attending and are they holding it against you? Probably! (Probably not.) In fact, it seems kind of egotistical of me to think that my presence would enhance an event. I mean, there were 100-300 other people invited. Do I think I'm more important than all of those people? No.

The whole facebook event area just fills me with guilt. I don't need it.

Lately the worst event in the history of events has hit facebook. WEIGHT LOSS PARTIES. It's this shake thing and then you convince other people to drink shakes for meals and somehow you're making money and this isn't a pyramid scheme...(this is a pyramid scheme).

My first thought at witnessing this phenomenon hit my feed, "No one better invite me to one of these god damn weight loss parties." Guess what happened yesterday? I was invited to a weight loss party! Not just any weight loss party, but this horrible scheming weight loss party. Damn it all!

The one good thing that has come of this is that I am no longer going to feel guilty about not being able to attend all the events in the history of Des Moines. This invitation has freed me from guilt.
Thanks, Vi!

5 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I was thinking, substitute DIET SHAKES for FESTIVE RUM DRINKS and popcorn and it might be worth going to....

Kasey Baker-VerMulm said...

See, that's a diet party I can believe in. Also, of course you lose weight if you're having liquid for 2 meals a day. That liquid may as well be rum.

k.a. barnes said...

I've thought this way about FB events, too. "I feel like such a heel because I didn't go!" Then see that 1,400 were invited.
It reminds me of this great Bobcat Goldthwait bit from a comedy special years ago. He was walking through a parking lot at the store and this lady in a car keeps staring at him. So he starts this inner monologue about how he can't get any privacy since he's a celebrity, my life doesn't belong to you, how dare you just ogle me like that.... and then when he walks past her car, she locks the door.

Benjamin Brack said...

I still dont have a facebook account thank gosh. but it sounds like a gold mine if you love health shakes.. what percent of the parties do you attend?

Reverend Awesome said...

The percentage is VERY low, but even if I went to 2 of whatever I was invited to a week my percentage would still be low because the volume is that high! It's crazy. I'm sure for most people they just ignore it, but it get into my brain that they are there and drives me crazy.

And now, these shakes. They've taken over. People aren't talking like people. They are talking like they are infomercials, but just a few weeks ago they were people.

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