We all have those handful of friends on social media who needlessly tag us in anything and everything. And let's be honest: it can be annoying as heck.
Like, I get that you think I'm interested in every single post about guys named Mustafa, or your obsession with Rocko's Modern Life, but please, keep my name out of it.
But what if that obsessive tagger is your significant other. What do you do then? According to this dad and husband, Brad Kearns, he's got some sobering words for Dads who "don't have time" to read the post their wife tagged them in.
Although the post was shared on the Dad-Centric Facebook page, DaDMuM, back in June, the post is going viral again for the strong message he has for fathers who claim to not have time for their wife and girlfriend's "incessant" tagging.
Every day she tags me in stuff on Facebook. Every day. Like several times a day. As if she bounces around the internet just looking for random sh** to let me know is out there. Memes, events, stories etc.
I used to find it annoying. I didn't really know why half of it was relevant.
But over time I've learned that she tags me in sh** because it's either funny, insightful or relevant to us and our relationship. Sometimes it helps her tell me something because it's so relevant and she couldn't have said it better herself. I try to make a point of acknowledging it. It doesn't take any effort at all.
To be honest it helps me gauge where she's at and what she's looking at online. Sometimes it forms the basis of our conversations when I get home. So often I come home to a "Did you see that thing I tagged you in?" As silly as it sounds it helps us communicate.
He couldn't believe that men wouldn't take a minute or two to just read what their SO's had tagged them in, and highlighted the fact that if your loved one wanted to tag you in something, it obviously was a nice gesture on their part. So instead of shooting them down, return the favor by looking at what they tagged you in.
Women tag men in basically everything I ever post. I always see the same reply of "I ain't reading that" or "too long".... that's it....
The conversation goes no further. Whatever message she was trying to send him was rejected because of sheer arrogance and inability to take a few f***ing seconds to read something that was probably important to how she was feeling.
Read the post. Just f***ing read it. If she tagged you in it, she wants you to look at it. If you were at the park and she said "hey look at that" would you ignore it? Would you make a snide remark about how much effort it will take you to see it? I think not.
Show her you love her. Let her know you care. Read the f***ing post!
Kearns does have a point. And unless your SO has a social media addiction and sends you a ridiculously overwhelming number of things to look at during the day, we could all definitely spare two minutes to check out something they sent us.
Unless, you think he's wrong and social media tags aren't that significant at all. What say you?
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