I am not sure some of you out there get how facebook works. I was once again notified by my boss about something that I said on facebook. On facebook I say things that are PG-13 or R at best and never meant to be seen by children. The below facebook commentary was brought into question:
Amongst a bunch of other random comments offered on that status I said:
Most folks would understand that what I said was a joke. A joke told by an adult to other adults. For the record, I have never been to Thailand. Heaven forbid that I recognized another human who might suffer from the same nonsensical buyers remorse as I and then try to make him laugh. Sorry about that.
First, know this, I will not spend one second of my life worrying about what some chicken shit anonymous letter says about me. Not now. Not ever. I write this only because I enjoy calling out stupid people. If you want to come talk to me face to face, we can hash out where our disagreement lies and I can regale you with wonderful stories about censorship and free speech and the hypocrisy of trying to tell me that I have to be politically correct even in my off hours.
If you want to send an anonymous letter to my boss about me saying something that amounts to a deer camp joke online while on my own time…then just know you are wasting your time because I do not “friend” students and my privacy settings on facebook only allow my facebook friends to see what I post. If your kid is seeing my online content at fb it is because they are logging in under your account, dumbass. That officially makes you responsible.
So if you are seeing what I type on facebook and printing it out and sending it to my boss, then you must be one of my fb friends and a very mean spirited, duplicitous human being who is guilty of being a far worse example to the youth of our community than I could ever be. For more information on how I feel about that, please feel free to refer to this post: previous post .
Apparently you don’t like me. Apparently you don’t understand my humor. That’s fine. I can think of no worse fate than to be so politically correct that I never offend anyone. That would mean I have no opinions and I feel passionate about nothing in this world. If you don’t like me, I’m good with that.
If you are concerned about my behavior at work and in front of kids, I’m sure there are any numbers of ways to get that information from people who know me professionally…but you don’t want to know that do you? You just want to rabble rouse. So let’s not be friends. Please un-friend me on facebook. Don’t worry, I won’t get a notice telling me who has unfriended me so your cowardice should not get in the way. We can then enjoy the rest of our separate lives….you content in thinking I am wrong and me knowing you are a fucknut.
Update: Despite much anecdotal evidence that people that weren’t my friends on facebook couldn’t read what I post, after some testing it appears that they can. I don’t think it changes my feelings on the matter one iota. I am allowed to be an adult and have adult conversations and tell adult jokes online. I am not dissing the school. I am not making unprofessional remarks about my colleagues, school board, or parents. I am not advertising my own porn site or advocating drug use. So, despite an error on my part in who can and cannot see what I post, my opinion is still the same. If you don’t want your kids reading adult material, it’s up to you to monitor their internet habits. It is not up to me keep all my off hour, off duty discussions limited to Sesame Street, string theory, Snuggies, and gardening. Thank you and have a nice day.