It’s taken you several years to build the perfect Facebook profile; balancing family and friends on the same news feed, but all of that looks set to come crashing down around you: Mum’s found out what memes are.
The first warning shot came across the bows several weeks ago, when Mum shared a Minions meme about wanting another glass of wine.
“Hahaha this one really made my day! The little Minion men are the funniest thing on the internet right now! I’m off to pour myself another glass of wine!” she captioned the image, three years after it was originally posted.
“Don’t tell the hubby!”
“Oh, you are a hoot!” came back several replies from different people. “Pass on my love to the family!”
In a steady decline since then, Mum has become a fan of several different meme pages, usually themed around Minions regurgitating ‘sassy’ phrases from multiple decades ago, or around drinking copious amounts of red wine.
At this point, your options are limited. Between enduring the barrage of dated pop-culture references and straight up blocking her, no options presents itself as optimal. There is always the ‘nuclear option’ - deleting your social media presence and starting again on MySpace.
More to come.