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Meet your neighbors on Facebook!

This is my interpretation of how posts on my community’s largest Facebook group read:

ADMIN: These are your neighbors. Let’s be civil here and not say anything you wouldn’t say when meeting them in the grocery store. …

PERSON: Is anyone a notary?

PERSON: I walked around the lake and hardly anyone was wearing masks. Why isn’t this being enforced?! …
267 comments.

PERSON A: My cat, Mr. Cornelius, got out last night. He’s gray with a white front left paw. Please keep an eye out for him.
PERSON B: Put his litter box outside.
PERSON C: Prayers for his safe return!

PERSON: Here’s some pretty photos of flowers.

PERSON: Our community needs to address its racist issues. Systemic racism must be rooted out so that everyone is treated equally and fairly.
389 comments.

PERSON: I found toilet paper at Target!!
47 comments.

PERSON: I heard a loud noise last night. Did anyone else hear it?? It scared me half to death!
87 comments

PERSON: We’re having a rally to support the police. Our police are wonderful and hard-working.
215 comments.

PERSON: Can anyone recommend a child care provider?

PERSON: There is so much intolerance and attacks on this group. I thought this was a nice community but I guess I was wrong. I’m thinking of leaving the group.
370 comments.

PERSON: I’m starting another group. Come join us at …

PERSON: Here’s some pretty photos of flowers.

PERSON A: My dog Susie is an escape artist and got out the gate again. Please look for her and call me on my cell but don’t approach her because she’s very skittish.
PERSON B: I think I saw her on Main Street.
PERSON C: Prayers for her safe return!

PERSON: This group is joke. Lib-tards control it.
517 comments.

PERSON: Did you lose a cat? I have been feeding a striped cat and it’s very friendly.

PERSON A: Does the grocery store have Pringles Pizza Flavored Chips in yet?
PERSON B: Oooooh, I LOVE those!!!!💟
PERSON C: No way, they SUCK.

PERSON: Here’s some photos of pretty birds.

PERSON: This area costs way too much!!! And everyone is unfriendly. I thought this was nice place but i guess I wrong. I want to move away.
600 comments.

PERSON A: Could people share their experiences with We-Do-Cheap-Work-Good construction company? Please answer by pm, TIA.
PERSON B: They are very professional and do wonderful work. I am so happy with my addition.
PERSON C: THOSE $%&@# PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS AND SHOULD BE LOCKED UP!!!!! DO NOT USE!!!! THEY BURNED MY HOUSE DOWN AND DROPPED A STEEL BEAM ON MY NEW TRUCK!!! THEY MADE A COMPLETE MESS AND REFUSED TO TAKE CARE OF THE DAMAGES!!!! I THINK THEY STOLE MY CAT!!!! WE ARE SUING!!! DO NOT USE!!!!

PERSON: We’re having a yard sale to support BLM.
67 comments.

PERSON: Here’s some pretty photos of flowers.

ADMIN: Let’s be civil here…

Short Thought #263 (emoji)

Well I feel silly. I’ve noticed a new emoji popping up on Facebook in response to people’s posts. On my tablet emojis are very tiny but others like the “heart” or “laughing” emojis were easy to discern. This newer one, however, wasn’t so obvious and sort of looked like the emoji was stroking its chin in a look of puzzlement. The splash of red at the bottom didn’t really fit with that assessment but I thought maybe it was a beard (why it’d be red don’t ask me). I just googled it. The emoji is hugging a heart. Geez, was I way off.😯 Personally I’d get more use out of a chin-stroking emoji.

Short Thought #245 (“Top Fan”)

On Facebook I follow a few famous people, not because I think we’re going to be friends but because I appreciate their comments or photos.  I am very liberal with my “likes” on posts (this requires merely pushing a button which essentially is saying “thumbs up”) and as a result Facebook has offered me a couple top fan badges as in “You’ve been recognized as one of [Famous Person’s] Top fans. Get your badge now.” This, from what I’ve seen, would make a small icon with the words top fan appear next to my name. I have not taken Facebook up on this dubious achievement.  All I really think it likely suggests to the celebrities is “top stalkers.”

Bargain shoes find their outfit

Last year I posted about buying low-heeled rummage sale shoes. I’ve been wearing most of my finds but one pair thwarted me.

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The problem shoes

Every time I tried to wear these “Dexter” brand shoes I thought they looked stupid. I figured they’d go with jeans but I didn’t like how they looked plus they seemed a little conservative for my style. I’d never had shoes like them (driving shoes? mocassins?) and they made me uncertain. I didn’t want to give up too soon so I held on to them. Then in the summer on a whim I tried them with shorts. Yes! It worked.

 

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The top was one of a shocking(!) 17 I bought from someone selling clothes on a yardsale Facebook group in late winter. I got lucky first in that nobody else was eyeing summer clothes then and that so many of her clothes fit me. They were nice things but she’d put on weight, she told me, and could no longer wear them. They averaged 60 cents apiece! The shorts were from a thrift store and the hat, which has lasted years, came from Dollar Tree. I added inexpensive shoe pads to make the shoes more comfortable and wore little nylon footies – also found at Dollar Tree at 3 for a buck – that don’t show. The shoes make the shorts outfit look dressier than with sport or open-toe shoes. I felt pulled together and very comfortable.

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