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