Yesterday, one of my friends posted her picture on FB. She gets down once in awhile about her appearance. She’s worked hard to lose weight and she looks great. I always try to encourage her when she’s down. I left a comment on her picture “Va Va Voom”
Immediately,I got a reply to my comment from one of her friends who I thought was a friend of mine.
“haven’t you learned anything….# me too.”
An hour later that reply to my comment had four likes and four additional #me toos.
I took responsibility for my comment.
I didn’t realize how many women had been made uncomfortable in the past by “Va Va Voom”
Thank God, I didn’t say “Hubba Hubba”
I was momentarily channeling Jackie Gleason.
My friend who posted the picture is a fan of Ralph Kramden as am I.
She liked my comment.
She got it.
Just to be on the safe side, I deleted my comment and simply said; “What a great picture”
That’s what I was trying to say in the first place.
Next time, I’ll just hit “like”.
This morning, my wife was wearing all black.
Naturally, I started humming the James Bond theme. I forgot she hated Bond movies because of all the “macho shit” and names like Pussy Galore.
She didn’t think my humming was funny.
By way of apology, I gently removed a cat hair that had clung to her turtle neck, near her breast.
She said “I didn’t give you permission to do that. Hash Tag Me too.”
For a moment, I flirted with defending myself but dropped that concept and said that I was sorry for both the James Bond theme and the cat hair removal.
I’m learning the new rules but I don’t plan on quitting facebook or resigning as a husband although James Bond movies are over for me.