Have you noticed how many people lately are just copy/pasting their Facebook status?
“It’s Second Cousins Week! You only see them every couple of years at a family reunion or funeral, but you love them like best friends! I’m so thankful for my second cousins! Repost this if you are, too!”
“Feral Cat Diabetes kills hundreds of beloved pets every year. Repost this and help us put a stop to this horrible disease. Miss you, Sassy!”
I’m not here to judge, but come on gang. Facebook clearly asks, “What’s on your mind?” If you had an actual conversation go down like that, you’d slap somebody.
(at the church office)
Me: Hey, Kevin. Glad you came by. What’s on your mind?
Kevin: Canine Parvo.
Kevin: Canine parvovirus is a contagious virus that affects thousands of pets every year. It has two distinct presentations, a cardiac and intestinal form. The common signs of the intestinal form are severe vomiting and dysentery. The cardiac form causes respiratory or cardiovascular failure in young puppies. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases. Say this with me for one hour if you or someone you know has lost a puppy to Parvo. Most people won’t do it.
Me: What are you talking about? Are you high? Let me see your eyes…
Kevin’s mom: Oh, honey. We all miss Rocky. I love you. Call me.
Me: Hey, Mrs. Arnold. Didn’t see you there.
Just tell me what’s on your mind. I don’t care what color your underwear is or where you like to put your purse. What’s on your mind? That’s the question at hand.