#365DaysOfWriting — Day 331

Savage Mum

Mothers can be savage. In person, of course, we know that. We’ve been seeing it all our lives.

On social media, doubly so.

That’s because everyone else gets to be in on the joke. I learnt this very important lesson today – when you’ve made a choice to befriend your parents on Facebook, remember that they can see everything you do. I must mention it here that my parents are more like my best friends, and I share a lot with them.

Today I realised how it can backfire.

I put up a harmless video on Facebook of me standing at the train’s door, while the train was slowly pulling away from the station.

Immediately, I get a WhatsApp message “(sic) Don’t give me a heart attack, what are you doing at the door of the train?!”

WhatsApp was okay. Then it went on to Facebook.

My entire friends list proceeded to take me down, along with my mother. Even though I did put a disclaimer that what I did wasn’t as dangerous as it looked – it was too late though. The damage was done.

So yeah, moral of the story: you can be schooled by your mother, whether you’re 3 or 30 years old.

Jokes apart, a public service announcement.

What I did today was irresponsible – travelling by the footboard is dangerous as it is, and taking a selfie video on top of that is equally bad. Although I was in complete control, and the train was moving VERY slowly, it just wasn’t kosher. So I pledge never to indulge in something like that again. DO NOT TRY THIS, PLEASE.

Next time, I’ll probably take a selfie when I’m sitting safely in the train.

Thank you and good night.



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