Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Be Giraffe for three days - Yikes

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Be Giraffe for three days - Yikes
Coming from the city to visit on the farm was always a special treat for all of us kids. There was always a new adventure to take on – or something very different from our city life to witness.
Because I was the oldest (likely the most trusted) I was given the job to collect the eggs from the hen house.  That meant being around chickens more than anything else… and watching chickens do chicken things.
Today I want to connect chickens and the way chickens do things to Facebook and my Facebook Friends… and in particular the way that they do things.
In the yard near the hen house were many new chicks running free.  They were about a month old or a little more.  The feathers were not quite full and the legs were rather gangly. Running was the new thing they could now do. They chased each other incessantly – kind of an exercise I think getting their skinny legs bigger so they would taste better when Grandma baked them for the Sunday dinners.
If one young chicken caught site of a bug flying low through the yard he would immediately run for all he was worth toward the bug… and after the bug.  I don’t think I ever saw the chick catch the bug but what I did see was the chick’s curiosity.
But something else happened when he started to run after the bug… all his friends ran after him looking to see what was so interesting.
Whoa! Talk about a Facebook way of doing things.
The first of my Facebook friends to do the “bug chasing” happened about two days ago – at least that was when I noticed it first,
A riddle is presented by the friend that is as follows – with the rider that if you get it wrong you are to have a picture of a Giraffe as your profile photo.
Here is the riddle…
The deal is I give you a riddle. You get it right you get to keep your profile pic. You get it wrong and you change your profile pic to a Giraffe for the next 3 days. MESSAGE ME ONLY SO YOU DON'T GIVE OUT THE ANSWER.

Here is the riddle: “Its 3:00 am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors, It's your parents and they are there for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese. What is the first thing you open?”

Remember... message me only. If you get it right I'll post your name here. If you get it wrong change your profile pic.
You cannot believe how many people obey the short instructions and then follow with a Giraffe photo!  At least I cannot believe how many of my sane friends follow the instructions and do it.
Did you figure out the answer yet?  It is “Your Eyes” – no not the door.  The idiots that wrote down ‘door’ were wrong…. DUH!?
What is amazing how many will do just what the simple thing they are TOLD to do!  Almost 90% of my friends have done what they were told to do… along with sending a email or private message to the person that sent it in the first place.
The subtle realization that one of my friends thinks he or she has that power to make me put a giraffe photo in my personal space as penance is enough to make me say NO! The soft suggestion is that I am not a player… I won’t chase the dumb bug so I am not cool.
I know it is a petty thing this AM to write about – but this whole idea is dumb.
We just passed a time when all things evil were from Facebook with all of my posted photos… or whatever… I was to write a stupid statement that was supposed to hold up on court if I caught FB or anyone using my photos.  That had to be the dumbest thing ever – who has enough money to take Facebook people to court?!? Duh! If you don’t want people to use your photos – DON’T POST THEM!
Then there is the one of insecurity and low self esteem… where I am suppose to respond to these dear friends with some kind of post that will let them know I care… by doing something with a post.  Good Lord if they are that insecure you had better not be on Facebook. Facebook is like High School all over again where there are little cliques and big cliques… and nobody gives a flipping care about anybody else except what they post.
Sorry – apologies to all my Facebook posting friends that need some loving today. I am too busy answering silly riddles and reading volumes of nonsensical stuff to tell you I love you. Blahh!
Oh that felt good… now I need to check out what is happening with my Facebook friends. Gotta run.
~ Murray Lincoln ~
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