I am writing this because it might have happened to ... a friend......who may or may not bear an uncanny resemblance to me.....
Once upon a time.... ( because it IS a story)
Just imagine if your friend had a teenage daughter, who announced that she had been asked out on a date by an unknown
Hypothetically speaking, IF this had have been me and my daughter - which it erm it wasn't. * shifts uncomfortably in seat * * Possibly failure of a lie detector text on Jeremy Kyle highly likely.*
I think I would naturally like to find out about the potential mad axe murderer who had professed an interest in the most precious first born in the world.
The eighteen year old daughter who is still
If she had done this my friend could have potentially discovered that he seemed a normal lad, with a Scouting background ( just like the girl ) and had a full on job having just completed a three year apprenticeship. (In this day and age very lucky; determined AND in full time employment ) My friend told me that hypothetically she would be a little easier and calmer during the time they were out together!
My friend laughed about this
So after being taken out for a meal in a public place and then being safely delivered home unharmed at a respectable time, if the daughter announced that he wanted to take her out the following evening, not one eyelid would have been raised.
The daughter would probably go to work the next day, and he would probably pick her up after her shift and then they would probably go on date #2. ( They did. ) The mother and father ( my friends ) would probably be sitting on the sofa, more than likely watching the Olympics. ( They were. )
Just like myself really, of an evening , my friend uses her 'iphone', with all it's touch screen easy scrolliness, to have a look on The Twitter and then maybe Facebook. She had a few notifications to get through. Since she discovered the fun of Twitter - after her best friend in the whole wide world - ( we will get to 'Eryn' later ) had encouraged her to go on it, she hardly bothered with Facebook. So there were a few notifications to get through. ( 22 )
My friend would have been checking through aforementioned notifications and then I bet her heart would have stopped.
She would have experienced that gut wrenching sinking feeling, as she froze in horror at the words she could have been reading on that notifications list.
I bet she did a double take. Squinted her eyes shut and then looked again in terror.
WHAT IF, there, halfway down the list, were the chilling words?
"Joseph Bloggs accepted your friend request .Write on Joseph's Timeline."
|This Famous painting borrowed from Google Images kinda captures the moment perfectly.|
Those words were there, dear reader, I'm afraid my friend had committed a heinous crime. She would surely be thrown out of Detective College now.....
Those words caused palpitations. The colour drained from her face. Her loving Hunter Gatherer sat beside her and gently enquired what was wrong. With trembling hands, she turned her phone so that he could see.
He immediately started LAUGHING HIS HEAD OFF!
She went into panic mode.
She declared it was not funny. Should she unfriend immediately? No, because then she would look like an idiot. Joseph Bloggs, poor Joseph Bloggs. What would he be thinking????
She got in touch with her best friend , you know for some sympathy and support.
I'm going to use actors for this bit, like they do on the telly, to protect identities etc!
SM ( Stalker Mom ) - explained all of the above
BF ( Best Friend ) - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
SM - :-/
BF - Did you unfriend him straight away? OMFG. BRB gotta text this to my husband lol
SM - NOOOOO because then that looks like I just wanted to spy on him straight.
BF - NO! DEFRIEND! Does daughter know?
SM - not yet. I don't think. I just want to die
BF - LOL I am getting a heck of an ab work out, laughing
SM - thanks for listening!!! She's out with him RIGHT NOW! I am hoping some day we can all laugh at this.SOOOO When you are FB spying on your daughter's future beau - DO NOT USE A SCROLLY TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE THAT WILL CLICK THINGS LIKE ADD AS A FRIEND WITHOUT YOU KNOWING!!!
BF - LOL girl, I will use a FAKE account. Let's look at it this way, what's creepier? That your date's mom checked out your FB profile and accidentally clicked "friend" OR that she ACTUALLY WANTS TO BE YOUR FRIEND? Oh man !!
SM - I unfriended- even HG is saying it'll make me look insane.
BF - LOL I am sure he already thought that when he accepted your friend request. LOL This is one way to keep the boys from your daughter!
SM - We will have to include this in the book. I'm going to blog this in a hypothetical way!
BF - LOL I was thinking it'd make a great "What NOT to do when your teen starts dating. " post.
I adore you. I think this should be an episode of Modern Family. And the girl's date would get the FB notification about it on his phone WHILE they were on their date.
( Isn't still laughing ) *lies
SM - * leaves home *
BF - now, DON'T YOU EVER GO TO HIS FB PAGE ON YOUR PHONE AGAIN! Because if you do it again? Yeah - then you'll look insane LOL
SM - I'm never ever going on FB ever again, ever.
BF - LMAO - Do you think this is the modern equivalent of showing your kids' dates their naked baby photos?
SM - I will let you know what happens!
By the way the husband of
LOL LOL LOL lol lol lol LOL lol LOL lol LOL lol LOL and
The daughter arrived home. Her mother sat her down and said she had a confession. The daughter started laughing and said I know!! The mother said that it was an accident and she didn't even realise that she'd done it! The mother asked the child what he had said. Well, the Beau and the mother have the same surname - the daughter had checked out already, before agreeing to a date, because of our extensive family that was NO way we were related as it would have been 'incest or something'.
Joseph said he'd had this request, but because of the highest security this female had got going on - he didn't know who it was - so he'd accepted because he thought it was a relation. Well, the daughter was laughing as she outed
The mother insisted the daughter text Joseph and apologise. The daughter was so funny as she was laughing and saying how cringey it was and how she had " died just a little bit in side when he said do you know who Mrs Bloggs was?
He texted back straight away that it was ok, he thought it was funny and that the daughter hadn't to be too mean to
Hands up if we like this boy!!
Crikey, just imagine if that happened to you?!!!!!! I cannot for a MINUTE , even let it enter my head that this might be something that I would do........