Thanks for meeting me hear in this dark and dangerous alley to discuss one of the most common reasons that people may unfriend you on Facebook. I hope you have your notepads and pens handy because I’m only going to say this once and then, after I’ve said it, I’m going to throw my cape over my face and run away as fast as I can. I won’t be able to take questions. As a matter of fact, I’m risking my reputation just by being here so keep that in mind should you think about following me. Once this is over, we were never here and you don’t know me.
Here’s the deal:
When you’re having a conversation with someone, a group of people or even your elderly grandmother, when you divulge the fact that you love The Eagles and you start talking about how your song with your significant other is Best of My Love—the people you’re talking to don’t hear your actual words. Their ears and spleen shut down. What they actually hear you saying is:
1. I’m a Scientologist.
2. I’m not wearing underwear.
3. Can you help me get the toe jam out of my toes?
4. I have the second largest doll collection in the world.
5. I think Charles Manson got a bad rap.
End of story. No way around it.
Go Forth and Withhold Personal Information,