Well that clears things up.

 

I’m shamefully reposting this from our town’s Facebook page because it captures the dynamic perfectly.

Want to find out who the idiots are in your community?

Join your town’s “Friends and Family” or local group page. The gossips, the curmudgeons, the do gooders, the righteously offended…. they’re all actively posting and making asses out of themselves on a regular basis.

Read on and tell me you don’t recognize a few of these people.

 

QUESTION:

How many Facebook group members does it take to change a light bulb?

ANSWER:

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions.

6 to argue over whether it’s ‘lightbulb’ or ‘light bulb’.

Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid.

22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being a***holes.

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is ‘lamp’.

15 know-it-alls who claim that they were in the industry and that ‘light bulb’ is perfectly correct.

49 to post memes and GIFs (several are of Michael Jackson eating popcorn with the words added: “I’m just here for the comments.”)

19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page.

11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here.

24 to discuss the merits of LED/swirly fluorescent light bulbs

44 to claim LED and fluorescent bulbs will kill you.

12 to post the letter “F”.

8 to ask what F means.

7 to post ‘Following’ despite the 3 dots at the top right that mean you don’t have to.

3 to say “can’t share”.

2 to reply “can’t share from a closed group”.

36 people to post photos of their own light bulbs.

15 people to post “I can’t see S$%^!” and use their own light bulbs.

6 to report the post or privately message an admin/moderator because someone said “f÷×$”

4 to say “Didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”.

13 to say “Do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”.

1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn’t the brightest bulb. This usually takes place within the first three comments.

50 more to get into personal attacks over their political views.

3 to state sanctimoniously that this is supposed to be a friendly Facebook group and that all of this petty nonsense is a result of people abandoning courtesy.

5 admins to ban the posters who were insulting.

3 who come up with a conspiracy theory about light bulbs which either involves them catching Coronavirus or that they will fry their brains.

1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again.

 

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33 thoughts on “Well that clears things up.”

  1. Sometimes someone asks for something free as in can you supply my housing items…maybe they took advantage of no rent and now have no monies…and then in the same breathe they ask for info about white privilege and if they can interview you as they are a PhD student in Philosophy at a major research university. Seriously, you cannot make this up.

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  2. It’s a conundrum. Follow the local small-town group page so you know who the true nut jobs are in an effort to avoid them and their businesses but have your blood pressure elevated in the process, or ignore the groups and risk throwing your money or business toward the nut jobs? I feel sorry for the page admins; a never-ending job to try to keep things civil!

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    1. We had one bad apple who kept stirring things up so admin blocked them. They started their own page and all the people who objected to their presence on the first page followed them to the new one.
      Crazy.

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  3. This is SO true. I’m on Nextdoor (like FB for neighborhoods) and this is EXACTLY what happens. Last summer someone posted a picture of some mystery scat in their yard and asked if anyone knew which animal could have been in their yard producing it. Replies started out innocently enough (deer, raccoon), but soon the jokesters started in (which was hilarious – sasquatch, grizzly bear, and young wooly mammoth, to name a few) and then out came the people who not only disliked the funny replies, including one who actually got mad at the original poster for finding the jokester posts funny.

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