Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Common Sense + Facebook =

Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zero. As in, there is a serious lack of common sense when it comes to Facebook.

Lately, I keep seeing this story being shared on Facebook:

You will love this one, I haven't stop laughing yet.

For those of you who have never traveled to the west, or southwest,
cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings,
in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways), to prevent cattle from crossing over that area. For some reason the cattle will not step on the "guards," probably because they fear getting their feet caught between the rails. 

A few months ago, President Obama received and was reading a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in Colorado . The Colorado ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he ordered the Secretary of the Interior to fire half of the "cattle" guards immediately!
Before the Secretary of the Interior could respond and presumably try to straighten President Obama out on the matter, Vice-President Joe Biden, intervened with a request that...before any "cattle" guards were fired, they be given six months of retraining.

'Times are hard,' said Joe Biden, 'it's only fair to the cattle guards and their families be given six months of retraining! '

And these two guys are running our country,

Passed on to you without further comment...



I can honestly say that I remember reading this about Clinton. It has been the same story about multiple presidents of both parties. Know what that means?


Seriously, people, if something like this were to actually happen, you think they would let it leak out on Facebook? No! If it ever did get out it would be through the media. FACEBOOK IS NOT THE MEDIA. (Yes, is it social media, but not "the media.")

There's another one about spiders that hide under toilet seats and bite your ass. Really? And supposedly a guy got bit by one of these spiders on an airplane. AN AIRPLANE. I'm guessing that the only people who believe that have never used the toilet on an airplane. The seats are tiny and the flush has so much suction it almost drags you in. You think a spider could live in that?

Look, I know snopes.com may not always be the most accurate, but to date, it's never let me down. So do me a favor and check things out before sharing them on Facebook. Or at the very least, think twice about it. Does it have a source? Does it sound too good/absurd to be true? Better to keep quiet than open your mouth and prove you're a fool.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Reply To All: Please Don't

OMG, haven't posted on here in ages!

But instead of bitching to the hubs, I decided it was time for a post. Hope I haven't written about this before.

Reply To All - this button should come with a warning label. I'm a member of an organization that sometimes does e-voting via email. I do (somewhat) understand hitting Reply To All when responding, voting, etc. so that everyone knows what's up.

HOWEVER, when someone sends an email saying, "Hey, there's a meeting at this time on this day for those of you that signed up."

OH. Oh, oh, oh.

First off, don't you have the list of people who signed up? I know I did not put my name on that list, so why am I getting this email? I don't want to go and never showed any interest in going.

Second, when responding to said email, is it necessary to let EVERYONE know that you can or cannot make it? I wasn't interested in the first place! I don't care if you go or not! You don't have to hit Reply To All and let everyone and their mother know that you can't make the meeting at that time. Let the one scheduling the meeting know that you won't be there and leave me out of it!

Seriously, people! I get this all the time. I've even seen it on dumbass forwards. Someone sends a forward to everyone on their contact list (coughDADcough), and someone else replies To All with their response/request to never be spoken to again. I don't know you! I don't give to flying monkeys! (Whew, glad for some last minute censorship there.)

I would love to see the Reply To All button have some kind of pop-up warning before letting people hit send. Something like, "Are you sure you want to send this to everyone on earth? Are you a total dumbass?" I know some people would still hit OK! and complete morons and send me inane crap that I could not care less about. But maybe, just maybe, a few of them would stop and think about it, and I would not get so angsty when checking my email.