The Power of a Pic
It’s incredible the effect a Facebook profile picture has on people. When you upload or update one [depending on your privacy settings], your entire list of “friends” gets to know about it – which in turn usually results in a pleasant bombardment of either approving messages and thumbs up’s or sarcastic remarks; but, let’s be honest…you generally enjoy getting them.
However [and once again depending on the settings you have], “the others” or the non-friends, also get their shot at you (whether you update or not). But these guys go straight to your inbox. And here, you will read words that will either put a smile on your face or bring tears to your eyes from laughing so hard! You will be serenaded or even worshiped; you will come out to seem as Shakespear’s muse or Megan Fox’s twin sister; you will get anything from phone number requests and marriage proposals to the ever so popular “let’s chat on MSN”, “are you a model?”, “are we related?” and “we have 33 friends in common, do we know each other?”.
Ahhh yes, the incredible power of a profile picture! And although you know that the message has probably been sent to another 1000 women just like you, what you do from there is completely up to you. As for me, I smile, laugh, smirk, zap, whatever… and then… I click NEXT.
Mind you, your picture doesn’t even have to be great. You don’t need to look like a super model (although I’m sure you’d see your inbox crash if you did); it pretty much doesn’t matter what you look like, because after all, there are tastes to suit every palate and drinks to quench every kind of thirst.
Should I or Should I Not?
I actually went back and forth a hundred times in my head before deciding to actually write this post and another hundred times before pressing PUBLISH. I’m not the type who reveals stuff about others, and I have no intention of doing so – EVER [about the people I know]! But I thought it would be fun to read some of the more creative messages I’ve received from people I don’t know since I’ve been on Facebook. They’re all anonymous of course but in case you read one that sounds familiar then… ooops, sorry. I won’t tell if you don’t ;)!
Here they are! nittyGriddy’s Top 20 Inbox Messages (in no particular order):
There you have it people. My Top 20 Hit List!
Do you have any good FB messages worth sharing? Or anything to say about these? Post your comments.