Okay, so as you may recall, I am managing the social media for my organization.
I’m working a bit with our President/CEO, a nice fiftysomething year old man who is not super great at technology. I’ve been encouraging him to comment on the org’s facebook page more. Randomly, I clicked on his profile. And then I saw it.
I immediately gchatted my ex coworker. And you know that feeling where something awful is happening to someone other than you, so it’s hilarious? I personally don’t know that feeling, but I think she does.
Me: Do you know about the "socialcam" controversy on facebook?
Ex Coworker: No
What is this?
Me: It's those trashy videos with salacious titles like "Look at what happens when her top gets wet!" on Facebook
Ex Coworker: OH YES
I've seen it
Me: And once you click on one of them, the app posts them all to your feed
and you might not realize it
and its embarrassing
Ex Coworker: Yep
Who did it?
Me: So, do you see what I see <link to president's profile>?
Ex Coworker: "Look at what the wind does to this girl's skirt!"?
This is awful
Ex Coworker: I mean
there's not much that can be done
Me: HE NEEDS TO REMOVE THE APP!
He has 500 friends!!
God knows what they're gonna see he watches next
Ex Coworker: HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHA
What are you going to do.
die die die
Ex Coworker: Send him an anonymous tip?
Me: Curl under my desk
Ex Coworker: Stop
He's just a man.
Ex Coworker: Looking for a little peek at tush.
I hate you
Ex Coworker: ROFL
Go give him a little talking to, and uncomfortable hug, and be on your way!
Me: HAHAHHAHAHA NO.
Ex Coworker: Yes,
just a man
apparently, an ass man
but just a man.
Me: DEVIL LADY
Ex Coworker: I can't stop laughing
best day ever
Me: I am half laughing
Ex Coworker: i have SO many TOTALLY inappropriate comments
I'm like bubbling over with them
Guys, I know everyone looks at weird shit on the internet. But there's a big difference between knowing that somewhere in your subconscious, and being forced to address it with the president of your company.
What if I send him this link about socialcam and how to remove it
and he doesn't get it
and I gave to go
“I CAN SEE YOU WATCHED THAT GIRL'S ASS”
Ex Coworker: Maybe he wants to put it out there that he wants to see a little tush
Me: Shut it.
Okay, I'm gonna do it.
I'm gonna send him an email.
Gonna do it.
|I cringed so hard writing this. How awkward.|
I just sent it
Ex Coworker: YES
Me: I'd like to take a two week vacation now please.
Ex Coworker: You're ahmahzing
Thank god he's not in the office now.
Me: OH GOD HE JUST CAME BACK
Ex Coworker: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Me: Hold me
Ex Coworker: You should be
he knows you know
Me: I'm just praying he doesn't ask me to remove the app myself
Ex Coworker: Oh God I hope he does
dear sweet god let that happen
Me: WHY HASNT HE READ HIS EMAIL YET
Ten minutes later, I get this response:
He doesn't know how to do it.
Ex Coworker: Oh boy
What's your play here, sister?
Me: Going to the bathroom
Ex Coworker: to cry?
Me: and hiding there for a few minutes
then I'll regroup
Me: (Five minutes later) Ok, I emailed him I could come by and try
Ex Coworker: Gooood luck
and back out of the room
Twenty minutes later
I just did it
I feel dirty all over
Ex Coworker: Did he know you knew?
Me: Um yeah
First, he tried to do it
But I couldn't see so I made him just let me use the computer.
We couldn't remove the app the way the article said
so I just clicked on the x on the item itself
the ass item
And I told him not to click on anything on facebook ever
and to keep an eye on his activity.
Ex Coworker: OMG
What did he say????
Me: I was matter o' fact
and we were both blatantly ignoring the ass on his screen
Ex Coworker: I am SO impressed
Me: Yeah, and in the meantime his wife (who also works at the org) sent me an email asking if I have free time to help other coworker.
Ex Coworker: "Um I'm busy removing porn from your husband's fb page
Please back off."
Me: I should tell my boss
YOU DONT EVEN KNOW
YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT I HAD TO DO
Ex Coworker: Was he like, embarrassed?
Me: Not as embarrassed as he should have been.
At least, I don't think.
I'm not really sure.
I was avoiding eye contact.
Ex Coworker: You're a good person
that took balls
like I said
I feel dirty
Ex Coworker: I'm sure he does, too
Hug it out
Ex Coworker: LOL
I’m fairly traumatized.
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