Wednesday, March 4

I Decided Not To Wear Underwear

Caught your attention, right?

A Facebook friend certainly caught my attention when he posted that he was soon going to be a dad. Of course I commented with a resounding "congratulations."

Big mistake.

Turns out it was a ploy to get me to respond, only to force me into picking among a list of provocative options to then post on my Facebook page in return. It was a game I chose to jump into.

So I chose to post, "I decided not to wear underwear."

Why, you might ask. Exactly. Why? Why did I partake in this game?

Turns out it was to raise awareness for breast cancer. One of the options to post was, "I used my boobs to get out of a speeding ticket." That one makes sense...sort of. But why does it matter if I'm wearing underwear?

I decided to play along because I wanted to see where it would go. So I played by the rules and sent everyone who commented on my post the rules of engagement, encouraging them to in turn pick a post and put it up on their Facebook page.

And so on, and so on, and so on.

Where did it go? To my amazement, no where. Absolutely no where. I have to say that I was a bit surprised. I was waiting for something magical to happen, but nothing happened. Nothing. Where's the awareness for breast cancer? Is it simply in the rules of engagement that I chose to accept?

What a disappointment...and a bit annoying. I'm a bit bummed that I got my friends involved in it TBH.

Well, I did get one interesting post among the many who chose to post. A friend showed me this new campaign from Cottonelle...daring us all to go commando. Evidently Cottonelle works so well, that you can skip the underwear. Perhaps this friend thought my post was serious. Umm, thanks for the advice??

Not exactly the intention of the "game." What's your experience? JIM.

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