What if, just what if, you clicked on the wrong emoji on FB and used it to comment? May I share with you a couple of awkward moments in the FB world?
I’m positive I use emojis (and emoticons) way too much, so I may have gasped the other day when a FB friend posted a sad life situation and one of HER FB friends chose a laughing face emoticon/emoji along with words that seemed inappropriate.
The FB commenter said pretty quickly that the emoji and words belonged elsewhere, but didn’t remove it. I assumed this person didn’t know how-to remove it. Then the FB commenter posted a more fitting comment.
I shook my head knowing this must have felt a bit awkward. 😧 I secretly, behind my computer screen, wondered how anyone could do that.
You just never know. Right? 😃
Fast forward a week, please. I read a status from a colleague asking for prayers. She didn’t say why, just that she really needed prayers. There was also a post about one of our principals moving into her new position as an assistant superintendent. Because I had already face to face congratulated her, I used a happy happy face 😀 (only), in the comment section.
I left FB and bake a birthday cake. 🎂
Hours later, I revisited FB and my colleague’s post pops up, where many people had agreed to pray. I’m a prayer warrior, ask me to pray, and I'll pray for you. It occurred to me that I had not joined the group in commenting that I would pray. 🙏
Then. I. saw. it.
Sitting alone amongst the serious comments, "hope you're okay", "will pray" was my happy happy face that I thought I'd used on the other post. I still don’t know how that happened, but it did. Immediately, I removed the in your face happy and replaced it with praying or prayed. No other explanation.
Wow. 😁 😳
And Happy Monday to you!!!
(See this article discussing the difference between emoticons and emojis here.)