Social Networking Faux Pas

I was born in the late 50’s. That puts me in my early 50’s.  [For the four of you who did not leave just now, I’ll make my point.]  Would it be sticking my neck out to say that folks my age often struggle with …technology?  What happened today, my dear four readers, I dedicate to the late Erma Bombeck.  Had she been alive when Social Networking became popular, this would have happened to Erma!

Here’s a good technology quote from Erma:  “Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You’re not out of it until the computer says you’re out of it.”

 

So today, with one click, I made a colossal blunder.  It ended up being a social faux pas, and had the potential of becoming a full-blown catastrophe!  The following is a Freebie: you get to look into the frightening world of Elsie’s Computer Klutziness.

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7:42 am  [From ME]  – – –  [To DAUGHTER and DAUGHTER’S FIANCE]

We got distracted, so I never got to respond to the question, “After a little tiff, what do you do with the awkward silence?”

Answer:  Forget everything about what (or who) caused the situation. BE THE ONE to break the silence. After you are married, this will often be better done non-verbally: Kiss her forehead.  Rub his back.  Invite her to go for a walk.  Surprise him with a cup of cocoa.
Prov. 25:21-23 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the LORD will reward you.

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Reply  11:53 am    [To ME] – – – [From PERSON FROM MY FRIEND LIST WITH SAME FIRST NAME AS MY DAUGHTER]

Great advice. Did you mean to send this to your daughter, though?

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[ME]   12:33 pm

O. m-Goodness. You are right, [FRIEND], that’s exactly what I did. ‘So sorry [DAUGHTER’S FIANCE]!

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Well there you have it: my iron-clad case that some of us in our 50’s are technologically challenged.  But never fear, I’m gonna keep trying.

I can’t help being a little nervous, however.  In order to submit this blog, I have to …click the mouse.

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One Response to Social Networking Faux Pas

  1. Nicole Davis says:

    Oh dear! haha I hate it when that happens– that is so embarrassing when you read the wrong name and put a comment on the wrong page. Facebook can be silly like that!

    Try to laugh about it dear 😉

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