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I’m Blowing the Whistle on the ‘Raccoon in My Bedroom’ Facebook Status Game

Raccoon in my bedroom status update
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A few weeks ago, I played along and changed my profile picture to a giraffe for three days, but this is where I draw the line. The latest game to circulate on Facebook lures participants to like or comment when a friend posts one of the following statuses:

  1. I’m pregnant.
  2. I confess:  I like porn.
  3. I wish Obama could run for a third term.
  4. I cheated on my ex.
  5. I tried smoking crack today.
  6. I just fell in vomit at McDonald’s.
  7. I quit my job today.
  8. There’s a raccoon in my bedroom.
  9. Where can I buy used sex toys?
  10. I think I’m changing gender.

Don’t fall for it. I’m blowing the whistle on this stupid game.

If you comment or like your friend’s status, you’ll get a private message that says, “Tag, your’re it.” You are then ‘required’ to change your status to one of the aforementioned phrases.

Nope. Not doing it. Suck it, Facebook!

It was my friend Barb, a  woman about my age from church, who raised my concern with a cryptic status indicating that she had quit her job. What!?! She’s too young to retire, and (as far as I know) not hotheaded enough to quit impulsively. My curiosity was immediately piqued!

When I started seeing posts about vomit and raccoons, I had to blow the whistle on this crap.

Don’t fall for it. Share with your friends. You’re welcome.

George McIntyre
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