When my high school friend sent me a message today on Facebook about a photo, my first instinct was that it was spam.
“Is this your family?” she asked. She sent this picture:
“Yes.” I responded.
“I just saw it on a joke website… “And then she put the link. Well, I wasn’t about to click on it because surely it was spam, right?
So I asked her to tell me more about the site, you know, just to make sure it wasn’t an automated conversation. Her response told me that, sure enough, my family is a meme.
The photo itself was either lifted without my permission from my Instagram or this blog post: http://umyouthworker.com/2013/08/28/day-2-of-30-day-youthmin-blog-challenge-where-youd-like-to-be-in-10-years/
I’m not sure how I feel about being included in this list of things that have aged 10 years. I guess I’ve aged better than Britney Spears, and nobody ages better than Pharrell. Since only a tiny percentage of the world’s population will either click on the site or know it’s me, I’m not really that worried about it. It’s annoying. It’s not super flattering.
Should I be concerned, or just glory in the fame?
The same image also showed up here: