Dear East Coast Friends:
Please let this serve as a friendly reminder that the country does not function on your same time zone. When things happen at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, some of us are on Pacific Standard Time, meaning we are just now leaving our jobs. And although I am sure you don’t think of this time difference on a daily basis, I would like to suggest that you start considering it.
I can deal with the fact that once you get off of work and settled into your homes, you give me a call even though I am still at work. That’s fine. It’s understandable. I can even deal with the fact when we plan group vacays (that more than likely will take place on the east coast because that’s where a majority of my folks live) I am the one who will have to miss an extra day of work because I have to leave early to catch up everyone else. But the one thing that I cannot deal with is the selfishness and inconsiderate-ness (just made that up) that takes place on my time line when popular television events are going on.
Yes, I’m talking SPOILER ALERTS! You all are a bit ridiculous when it comes to spoiling television for folks! Again, you live hours ahead of everyone else! Most of the country does not get to see shows in the same hour that you get to see them! Why do you insist on giving away details before the rest of the world can have the opportunity to even watch?
Why would anyone take to social media and share such things? I’d rather read about other over shared things such as what you ate for dinner or your child labor experiences than to read these spoilers. Imagine my disgust when I finally get home at 7:00pm, grab some dinner, kick back in my recliner and log on to Facebook and my timeline is overrun with details from the first few minutes of my favorite television shows. It is in these moments where I really hate my east coast friends.
Yes, I understand the excitement of the shared television watching experience with your friends. It’s a thrill to talk about it but can’t you do the same thing on google hangout? That’s too much? Well if you must be selfish, do me a favor and start putting *SPOILER ALERT* in your status. Here is an example:
*SPOILER ALERT* Because I am a jerk and don’t care that someone has not yet seen this episode, please scroll down.
RUIN SHOW PLOT TWIST HERE!
Spoilers suck and so do you! #sorrynotsorry