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Classy way to handle one simple mistake

By Kitt Parker | Jul 16, 2014

“Move along, move along like I know you do,” Move Along, The All-American Rejects

So last night I made a mistake that resulted in the perfect time to do as Laura Bush would. The mistake came in the form of a Facebook error. I apparently liked a photo that I had no intention of liking. I don’t actually remember ever seeing the photo and it wasn’t until I was looking for something on my activity log that I realized what I had done. The funny thing was, I didn’t even know I was still “friends” with this person. Clearly I was, and clearly I had liked the photo.

Thankfully it wasn’t a photo of anything offensive and one I probably would have liked had I had any desire to have contact with this person. Excuses aside, this was in the end my mistake. So what to do?

My gut reaction was to immediately unlike the photo. But hours had passed since I did like it, so that may be mean. Even if the person never noticed I liked it or un-liked it, I would know. That is even more suspicious than me liking it in the first place. I thought, “well maybe I will just wait and unlike it in the morning.” Nah, that is suspicious as well since it would mean it was still bothering me. So what did I decide to do?

I let it go. I decided on the classy move to just leave it as is. The damage has been done, so no turning back now. People can think what they want about me liking it, I don’t mind. If all people have to talk about is who likes what on Facebook, they clearly have bigger problems than my intentions behind something. And honestly, I doubt anyone even thought twice about it because who am I? No one particularly special that would warrant a detailed analysis of everything I do on Facebook.

And as for this particular person thinking one thing or another of me doing it, oh well. I don’t believe it will result in anything, things will stay as they have been for months. And if they don’t, I will simply ask, what would Laura Bush do?

Author’s Note: I figured quoting this song was perfect for today’s entry. Just like liking the photo, I don’t remember ever downloading this song, but there it is on my ipod.

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