Anyway. Snapchat, from my extraordinarily limited knowledge, is a program where you take a picture of something, send it to a friend, and it pops up on their phone for a few seconds before deleting itself. You can draw on said picture, for example adding hashtags (which I’m also behind on). Apparently it is often used for taking duck-faced selfies and other exciting updates on life. A real life example:
Picture: a young whippersnapper from our office posing by a pool with a drink (sent to another person at our office). #biztrip.
When I saw it I couldn’t help but think, man, I must be getting old because that is the most ridiculous use of technology I’ve ever heard of. Biztrip. Who says that.
After a conversation regarding that Snapchat and the silliness of young people today with my friends at work (remember, 90 year-old woman here) I could not help but think about what I would Snapchat if I decided that it was a necessary means of communication.
That afternoon I was sitting in the lady doctor’s office, all hiked up, and thought it’d be funny if I could send them the following:
Picture: my knees and hospital gown. #gyntime.
Which then lead me to think that, that is exactly why adults like me shouldn’t Snapchat.
Picture: me in pajama pants on the couch. #realtiredofthingslikepantsandresponsibility.
Picture: summertime electric bill. #cantbeattheheat.
Picture: clock showing 10:30pm. #ughonlygoingtoget7andahalfhoursofsleep.
Picture: the horrible moment when you first look in the mirror in the morning. #thethingsofnightmares.
Needless to say, I will leave the snapchatting (can it even be used as a verb?) to the young and hip while I look for a rocking chair that will fit on my stoop so I can shake my fist and yell at small children. #getoffmylawnyoulittlepunks.