Isn’t it the worst when people have ultra-personal conversations in places that abound with strangers? Actually, the worst is when they do it – then act like you’re nosy for listening. And by “you” I mean “me.” I’m only human. If you live in a big city, you’re almost certainly used to having no boundaries when it comes to the intimate conversations of strangers.
One Brooklyn man took being an unwilling spectator to a very personal break-up to the next level by live-tweeting it. It’s epic. Let this be a warning to all of those humans who have no idea how to keep private conversations, private. You may think a “rooftop” sounds private – but no. Not in Brooklyn. Even worse to have to be subjected to these conversations when you are in your home.
I don’t want to ruin the outcome. I hate spoilers. But – spoiler alert. It ends how every stupid argument two people who don’t belong together ends; with one person stomping off and the other person resuming their life – seemingly unscathed. Ouch.
I’m actually sort of thinking this is a brilliant idea for a website. I know I would feel better about the stupid arguments I have if I could reference pages upon pages of the ridiculous things couples say to each other when they are fighting. I think I’m on to something here. And what a about one for parents and tantruming toddlers. I’d feel less stupid about the way my toddler runs this house if I could hear other parents slipping into the similar dismay I slip into everyday when I try to get my 3-year-old to say “sorry,” “thank-you,” or use his “inside voice.”
Live-tweeting tantrums to make other parents feel better. Go.
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